RSSRSGB Notices

Future of amateur radio video released

| September 19, 2017

A video created by the RSGB was used by Don Beattie, President of IARU Region 1, at the IARU conference in Landshut to spark discussion about the future of amateur radio. Five young radio amateurs from different countries (filmed at YOTA 2017) explain what they think the future of amateur radio should look like. They […]

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RadCom Plus

| September 11, 2017
RadCom Plus

We’re delighted to announce that the latest issue of RadCom Plus is now available. It contains the following features: Vertical phased arrays from compromised locations John Matthews, G3WZT wanted to improve his antennas for 80m when he decided to go US county chasing, but only on 80m CW. Simple APRS tracker Anthony Le Cren, F4GOH […]

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Survey to find the extent of VDSL Broadband Interference

| August 31, 2017

The RSGB’s EMC Committee has for three years been investigating the problems of interference (RFI) from VDSL broadband on the HF amateur bands and lobbying for action to reduce the problem. We have a lot of historic data, but both Ofcom and Openreach contend that 150 reports from 50,000 amateurs is not indicative of a […]

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Chair of the RSGB HF Contest Committee

| August 30, 2017

The RSGB HF Contest Committee is responsible for deciding the HF contesting strategy, organising the HF contesting calendar, setting the rules and providing clarification of the rules to the contest adjudicators. This committee performs a key role in the enjoyment of amateur radio by many RSGB members. The position of Chair of the HF Contest […]

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VHF/UHF UKAC Scoring System

| August 25, 2017

For a number of years, there has been a high degree of debate around what scoring system should be used for the RSGB VHF/UHF UK Activity contests. As a consequence of this discussion, the RSGB President, Nick Henwood, G3RWF, convened a group of experienced contesters representative of the major viewpoints held. This group has worked […]

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RSGB comments on Ofcom VDSL report

| August 4, 2017

Ofcom published a research report which RSGB contends came to the mistaken conclusion that no electromagnetic disturbance capable of causing harmful interference was found at three sites tested, all of which had reported interference from VDSL. The RSGB EMC Committee has analysed in detail the results obtained by Ofcom and converted them to standard units […]

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