The RSGB Convention takes place between 10 and 12 October and will be held at the Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The provisional lecture schedule is available on the RSGB website. Ofcom staff will be among those giving presentations, with other highlights such as James Coxon, M6JCX speaking about high altitude balloons and a software developers’ workshop run by Michael Wells, G7VJR. The RSGB has extended the Early Bird discount until the 1 September so there’s still time to get a bargain. Go to www.rsgbevents.org to book your place.
December is IARU Region 1 Youngsters On The Air month and the RSGB has arranged for clubs and groups to use the special callsign G14YOTA, with regional variations, on a rota basis. An application form (1-page/51KB PDF) is available on the RSGB website. The main requirement is to use the callsign to put youngsters on the air, and, for this purpose, anyone under the age of 26 is considered to be a youngster. Applicants are encouraged to think about making the most out of the activation by including other activities, such as Morse demonstrations, ARDF hunts, WSPR beacon displays, listening to remote SDRs, use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and so on. Applications must be received by 22 September.
The 4th annual World Digital ATV QSO Party will be held on 29 and 30 August. The event will have anchors in England, the United States and Australia. This will be a show and tell format that uses a combination of direct inputs for those within range of interconnected ATV repeaters and other contributions via Skype. The entire session will be streamed by the British Amateur Television Club.
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