Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 26, 2016

This year’s International YL Convention takes place between 3 and 10 October at the Novotel Hotel, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA. Ladies from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and India are already booked in, some with their partners. A full programme of events will take place. Details can be found at or from Carol, 2E1RBH via email to

The RSGB 2016 Convention takes place on 7 to 9 October at Kents Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes. The early bird booking discount for weekend packages and day tickets has been extended to the end of August, so don’t miss out, go to for bookings and details of the event. The provisional programme will be on the website next week, along with a detailed list of lectures.

On Saturday, 10 September there will be many churches and chapels on the air from all over UK, some in rare Worked All Britain squares. The northernmost church on the UK mainland will be on the air, as will, for the first time, the most northerly church in the UK, on the Isle on Unst in Shetland. Operation will be mainly 40m SSB from around 10am. There’s still time to register a station, go for information.

If you are planning to sit any of the UK amateur radio exams at the RSGB 2016 Convention in October, please note that they must be booked in advance. The deadline for the Advanced exam booking is 9 September 2016 and the Intermediate and Foundation exam deadline is 23 September 2016. Practical assessments, where necessary, must be completed before the exam. Please book your exams by email to USA exams are also available on Sunday, 9 October. Please book via email to

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