RSSRSGB Notices

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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Online voting for UKAC scoring system

| August 4, 2017

The voting is now open to determine which scoring system will be used in the UKAC contests from 6m though to 23cm for 2018. Online voting on this consultation will remain open until 2359 BST on 20 August 2017. Those eligible to vote are current RSGB members who have taken part in an RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contest […]

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