Bletchley Park will be hosting a two-day event on 5 and 6 October looking at communication throughout the 20th Century and particularly in times of war, from the post and pigeon carriers to radio, telephones, television and beyond. There will be exhibits from the Vintage Military Amateur Radio Society, Milton Keynes Museum and the British Postal Museum amongst others. The National Radio Centre will be open all weekend and visitors have the opportunity to go on air and pass greetings messages from GB3RS. More information can be found on the Bletchley Park website.
A reminder to constructors, designers and programmers that the closing date of the end of September for registering an entry for the Centenary Construction Competition, is almost upon us. Entries don’t have to be complex or innovative and full details can be found on the RSGB website.
G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today, 29 September, and tomorrow, by Worksop ARS on the HF bands as well as 2m and 70cm using CW, SSB and FM. Tuesday sees the Hallam DX Group take over from Theddlethorpe-St-Helen, with operation on the 10 to 160m bands using SSB and CW. Wednesday is the turn of Loughborough and DARS from Shepshed where operations will be on the 10, 15, 20 and 40m bands using SSB. On Thursday and Friday, Lincs Mobile DXers will operate from Huttoft Bank on the HF, VHF and UHF bands using SSB and FM. Next weekend, Hucknall Rolls-Royce ARC will run on the 6 to 160m bands using SSB and data. Please note that these operations are from Region 13 not Region 5 as in the October RadCom. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.
NASA has invited amateurs around the world to say hello to its Juno spacecraft as it passes close to Earth on 9 October. The experiment will use the amateur 10m band using CW and you will need to know basic Morse to send the two letters HI. More information on how to take part is on the web at www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno
An amateur radio nine day special event is taking place, starting this weekend to help support the many donation-funded flying medical services around the world. Special event stations will promote these services and donations go directly to the medical organisations. If you want to take part, registration is mandatory and all stations taking part will be issued a registration number that is listed on the website. This event is being supported by the same team that operates the well established International Museum Weekends. If you want more details, see www.qrz.com/db/m0hem.
The Portuguese Maritime Police and national regulator have acted over illegal communications and interference in an operation that resulted in confiscation of radio equipments and heavy fines to ten operators. Raids were apparently made on 28 vessels and 29 harboured stations, both on sea, inland and in waterways. The Authorities said that the operation was based on interference complaints to legal radio systems, including Amateur Radio Service, Aeronautical Band, Maritime Service and commercial radio frequencies.
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