G100RSGB moves to Scotland and becomes GM100RSGB
The special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary ends its stay in Region 3 this week and moves on to Region 2, Scotland North and the Northern Isles. Today, 27 January, and tomorrow, Warring ARC close the Region 3 operations, then on Tuesday, 29 January, the callsign becomes GM100RSGB as it moves to Invergordon with the GMDX Group. Operation moves to Dalgety Bay from 30 January to 1 February, again with the GMDX Group. Finally for this week, On 2 and 3 February Dundee ARC take over the callsign from Monikie in Angus.
New Centenary live feed available
For those who haven’t tried it yet, there is a comprehensive ‘Am I in the log?’ feature at www.rsgb.org/main/centenary/ that shows on which Regions and Bands you have contacted the Centenary station. Details of how to get your QSL card are also on the website. This past week another feature has been added. This is a UK and Overseas ‘leader board’, which lists in rank order of Regions and Bands the top 100 stations that have contacted the Centenary stations. A further operating aid is the addition of an ‘alert’ messaging system. This is to allow Centenary station operators to provide some real-time forewarning of their operating plans, see www.rsgb.org/main/centenary/alertsandspots. As of 22 January, just short of 9,000 QSO were in the log, covering 160m to 70cm, excluding 60m and 4m, with contacts in 89 DXCC entities on SSB, 51 on CW and 26 on data. [LINKS TO OLD SITE]
More operations approved for DXCC
ARRL Awards Branch Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, reports that the 2010 to 2011 XWPA and the current XW4XR operations from Laos have been approved for DXCC credit. Cards for those operations can now be submitted and will be counted toward your DXCC standing. The callsign XWPA with no number designator is correct.
Also in GB2RS this week…
CISPR agree plasma TV specification
IARU Region 1 reports that a Publicly Available Specification on the limitation of the emissions of plasma TVs between 150kHz and 30MHz was voted and agreed at the last CISPR meeting. It has now been published and is available from the IARU Region 1 website, www.iaru-r1.org. This is the result of work started in 2007 by the IARU Region 1 EMC Working Group. Even though a PAS does not have the same legal implications as a regular EMC standard, it shows the plasma industry now what could be part of a standard in the future.
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