As has become a tradition, both UK and USA exams will be available at the RSGB Convention in October. The UK exams will be hosted by the RSGB Training and Education Committee and Paul Steed, G0VEP, will be hosting the USA exams. UK Foundation and Intermediate will be held on Saturday 11 October and the Advanced on Sunday 12 October. Candidates intending to sit the Foundation and/or Intermediate exams must have completed the relevant practical assessments before the exam. If you need help arranging practical assessments, please contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW, via firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone wishing to book their place for the UK exams should contact Carol Meredith at the RSGB HQ Exam Department by 19 September, via email@example.com. Anyone wishing to sit the US exams should contact Paul via Paul.Steed@ntlworld.com.
The BBC will mark the centenary of World War One with events running from 2014-2018. This summer, as part of the season, BBC Learning will create eight large-scale inspirational Great War events which will take place throughout the UK, reflecting the dramatic impact the war had on local families and communities. The next WW1 At Home Live event will be on 8 to 10 August at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Sad news now from the USA. ARRL DXCC and Awards Manager Bill Moore, NC1L was seriously injured in an accident. Moore suffered a broken neck and other injuries and is paralysed from the chest down. He is stable and recuperating at Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford. There is no timetable for his return to work at ARRL Headquarters. DXCC and awards questions should be sent to one of the e-mail addresses listed on the DXCC Contacts web page. Many amateurs know Bill through the DXCC programme and cards and get-well wishes are appreciated. Send to Bill Moore, NC1L, 92 Reservoir Road, Newington, CT 06111, USA. Our best wishes to Bill for a speedy recovery.
Last weekend saw the AMSAT-UK Colloquium take place. Jim, G3WGM and Ciaran, M0XTD gave a presentation on the FUNcube-1 mission. The presentation included the announcement of a new version of the FUNcube-1 Dashboard. This has greatly improved decoding performance for weak signals—especially for FUNcube Dongle users. Additionally the dashboard can now activate the Bias-T pre-amp power from the dongle. The new version can now be downloaded and the guidance notes have been updated to provide full information about it. Details and downloads are at http://funcube.org.uk.
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