Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 5, 2016

The Amateur Radio Observation Service, AROS, is an advisory and reporting service of the RSGB. Its primary purpose is monitoring the amateur radio spectrum, and discouraging operating practices that might bring the hobby into disrepute. AROS relies on a team of observers to gather evidence on issues that are confidentially reported to them. The RSGB would welcome applications from any Members interested in joining our team of volunteers. Applications from the West of England, South Wales and the London area are particularly welcome. Please email for further information, or to apply.

The 13th of February is World Radio Day. It is a day to celebrate radio as a medium, to improve international cooperation between broadcasters, and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves. This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”, as radio still remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide, in the quickest possible time. Whilst this is an event to celebrate broadcast radio, you will hear some special event stations from around the world. Check out the Facebook page at for more information.

Accomplished author Ian Poole, G3YWX has just completed a video about the history of the Morse key. We all know that the Morse key has undergone considerable development since the first Morse telegraph messages were sent. The video describes many different keys and keyers. At under 6 minutes in length, it can be seen on YouTube

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