Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 9, 2015

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 40m GB2RS news reading from Germany will not take place on Sunday the 18th of October. Readings will be back to normal on the 25th.

An International Space Station contact is planned for a school in Washington, USA on the 14th of October at 1941UTC and signals from the ISS will be audible in Europe. This will be a telebridge contact between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. Some of the questions they are hoping to ask include are you allowed to have pets in space, is time different in space and if so by how much, and what happens if you get sick in space.

The dates for SOS Radio Week 2016 have been announced. It will start at 0000 on the 23rd of January and end at 2359 on the 31st of January, to coincide with the RNLI’s own SOS Day on the last Friday of January. This year’s event will follow a new format too. As usual all amateur radio stations, individual and clubs, are invited to take part, but instead of making it predominantly a fund-raising event it will be a celebration. Participants are still encouraged to raise money for the RNLI during the event but the aim is to encourage as many stations on the air to simply promote the work of the brave crews that selflessly go out to save lives at sea, often in the most appalling weather conditions. For further details, and to register your intention to operate a special event station during the event, please visit

The results of the IARU Region 1 50/70MHz Contest have been released. In the multi 50MHz entry G8T came 2nd out of 79 entries and GM4ZUK/P and G8XVJ/P were 3rd and 7th respectively out of 459 entries in the 50MHz single entry. Congratulations to all.

The RSGB Board has set up a small working group, led by Stewart Bryant, G3YSX, to review the current book publications strategy. The group would be pleased to hear from anyone with a background in publishing via

The latest edition of RadCom Basics is now available to RSGB Members. Look out for articles on PSK31, work the world with low power, what is amateur television, how to use an SDR dongle as a VHF/UHF receiver and making the most of 15m. To download your copy, go to the publications section of the RSGB website.

The RSGB has two vacancies for Trustees to administer the RSGB HF DXpedition Fund, which has been running for many years to provide financial support for groups running HF DXpeditions of interest to stations in the British Isles. Its funds come mostly from the proceeds of the raffle for the generously donated prizes at the RSGB Convention, but individual legacies and donations are also received. Expressions of interest and further information can be obtained from the RSGB President, John, G3WKL by e-mail to

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