Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 16, 2015

Next year, a new organisation, the IOTA Foundation, will manage the RSGB Islands on the Air program in partnership with the Society. Last year the RSGB Board identified a number of challenges facing the program, including the need to provide an online system to track and manage the submission of island credits similar to the ARRL’s Logbook of The World. Since then, a small group of IOTA enthusiasts has been working with the RSGB to ensure that the IOTA program continues to grow and the IOTA Foundation is the fruition of that work. Roger Balister, G3KMA, Bob Barden, MD0CCE, Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC and Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX are the team who will implement the IT changes and some of these will form the IOTA Foundation, with representation from radio amateurs at home and abroad.

The GB3TS repeater located in Sunderland has received the NoV to be switched to dual mode Fusion on 70cm. It will be off line for a couple of hours for maintenance and switch over. Reports should be sent to the repeater keeper by e-mail to

The current edition of RadCom Basics is now available via the Members section of the RSGB website. Look out for articles on PSK31, working 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.

Today is the final opportunity to work the many JOTA stations operating throughout the UK and the world. Details of GB stations on the air are available on the RSGB website at

Last weekend’s RSGB Convention proved to be the most successful yet with a record number of delegates. For the first time, videos of some of the most popular presentations will be available in due course for Members via the RSGB website.

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