G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated by Llanelli ARS until 3 June using the HF bands, then Rhondda ARS take over for three days from the 4th to the 6th with HF and VHF stations. For the three days from the 7th to the 9th, Aberystwyth & DARS will run an HF station, the St Tybie ARS will run the station from Carmarthen on 10 June. Finally for this week, Highfield ARC will put the station on the air from Cardiff on 11 and 12 June. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org.uk under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.
A Full licensee is needed for a Hampshire Scout Group JOTA event in October 2013. Due to the current overseas posting of the normal G0 licensee, a Full licensee stand-in is urgently required. The volunteer must be able to provide their own HF equipment for the duration of the event, which is the 18th to 20th of October. Bishop’s Waltham Scouts have space in the upper section of the Scout HQ building with central support already erected for a dipole. Volunteers please contact Andy, G0JLX via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amateur radio emergency service operators have been released from assisting the American Red Cross with communications during the response to the Oklahoma tornado recovery. Some 25 local amateurs volunteered their help along with over 15 out-of-state radio operators.
Ed, GW3SQX has now completed, or more correctly has significantly exceeded, his 3 year term as Contest Committee chairman. His place will be taken by Ian, G0FCT from 1 June. The RSGB would like to thank Ed for all his hard work during his time in office and would like to welcome Ian into his new role.
German amateurs have had their 6m band extended until the end of the year. The latest allocation is 50.03 to 51MHz and the bottom 30kHz ties up with where the new 6m Synced Beacons are planned. They may use all types of transmission with a bandwidth up to 12kHz but must not cause interference to the primary user of the band, the military.
The Israeli telecomms regulator has decided to grant 5MHz temporary permission on an individual application basis only.
Guido, PE1NNZ, has released the code to enable the Raspberry Pi computer board to generate SSB on the 7 and 14MHz bands. According to Guido, the computer code he has written generates SSB modulation just by controlling a phase locked loop based carrier. He says that he has applied this method on the Raspberry Pi PLL, and made several contacts with it on the 20 and 40 metre bands. Details are on his blog at tinyurl.com/raspberry-ssb.
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