Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 4, 2014

International Amateur Radio Day is celebrated each year on 18 April to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the IARU in Paris in 1925. This year the theme is “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication”. It is an opportunity for amateurs to show their expertise in digital and wireless communications to those in the community who have wireless communication interests, but haven’t looked into amateur radio yet.

This weekend, the FUNcube team are planning to command FUNcube-1 into full time transponder mode. It will be commanded into transponder mode on a suitable pass over the UK on the evening of 4 April. If all goes as planned, it will be left in transponder mode until the evening of 6 April.

Current beacon and repeater insurance arranged through the RSGB expires on 30 April. The contact point for all enquiries is repeater.insurance@rsgb.org.uk.

The rules for the UK radio exams are set out in the RCF booklet entitled Conduct of Amateur Radio Examinations, which is also referred to as EX500. It has come to our attention that a number of the RCF booklets in circulation are outdated and this has led to some confusion at exam centres. All Exam Secretaries are requested to check their copies and destroy any 2006 or 2012 versions. The current version was published in 2013 and is available to download from the RCF website or can be requested from Carol Meredith at RSGB Headquarters.

International Museums Weekend 2014 will take place on the two weekends of 14-15th and 21-22nd June 2014. Radio amateurs of clubs are encouraged to work with their local museums to put stations on the air. More details about the event and a registration form can be found at the events new website at www.radio-amateur-events.org.

The British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association, BYLARA, is celebrating its 35th anniversary on 29 April. The callsign GB35BYL will be on the air from Chapmanslade Village Hall, High Street, Chapmanslade, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4AP. Operation will be on 40m around 7.175MHz. The organisers hope to work as many people as possible from 9am and welcome visitors to the village hall.

DXers will be interested to know that the recently completed 3C0BYP operation from Annobon has been approved for DXCC credit. That DXpedition ran from 26 February to 6 March.

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