Mid Severn Valley RAYNET called out in support of flood preparations
Available members of Mid Severn RAYNET group were tasked by the Worcestershire County Council County Volunteers Emergency Committee, or CVEC, during the afternoon of Sunday 25 November. This was at very short notice for the volunteers. Due to the rising waters of the River Severn, the Emergency Planning Officers were concerned at the potential for flooding of adjacent residential properties in parts of Worcester city centre, some of which had been constructed after the floods of 2007. Multi agency teams from CVEC were tasked with notifying homeowners of the threat, issuing warnings advice and leaflets, and reporting back to the Social Services details of residents who might be unable to self help and evacuate, and those who could require rest centre assistance. Tony, G8WOX, Paul, G6DQM and Max, M0VNG deployed with the teams. The teams completed the task into the early evening and stood down, with residents most appreciative of the efforts made to alert them.
Only four weeks to the start of the RSGB Centenary
With only four weeks to go to the start of the RSGB Centenary activities, the centenary website has details of how you can get involved. RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW will start activity with G100RSGB operating with the Runcorn and Widnes ARS on 1 and 2 January. Contacts and loggings of the special event callsign will count towards the RSGB Centenary Award. Follow activity in both RadCom and on the website throughout 2013.
South African radio amateurs to reapply for licences next year
A South African law stipulates that an amateur radio licence can only be renewed for up to five years, after which a new application has to be submitted. Because of this, all of that country’s radio amateurs will be required to re-apply for their licence for the period of 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018. No action is needed now, and further details are expected to be made public in the next few weeks.
Also in GB2RS this week
New name for Luxembourg national radio society
The national amateur radio society of Luxembourg has changed its name to Radioamateurs du Luxembourg. The address and other details remain unchanged. Please update your records accordingly.
Logbook of the World fix
The fix for the Logbook of The World bug was implemented on 28 November, thanks to the efforts of Michael Keane, K1MK. If you uploaded your logs by e-mail they won’t need to be re-submitted. If your most recent upload via the website was made before 2100UTC on 25 November and it has not yet been processed, the file should be resubmitted. There should be no need to resubmit logs uploaded since 2100UTC on November 25, which would include all CQWW CW DX Contest logs submitted after the end of the contest.
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