Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 2, 2016

The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. The award is not limited to youngsters or the newly-licensed; it is open to any one who has recently discovered and made significant progress in HF DXing. If you are an established HF DXer and want to recommend some one to be awarded the G5RP Trophy for 2016, now is the time to send in your nomination. Your nominee should be an up-and-coming HF DXer who has made rapid progress in the last year and has some real achievements to show, for example, a good total of new countries worked or some serious HF DXpedition activity. This prestigious award will be presented this year at the RSGB Convention. Please send your nominations to Ian Greenshields, G4FSU, QTHR, or by email to to arrive no later than Friday, 16 September 2016.

The UKFM Group (Western) AGM will take place on Monday, 5 September at 8pm in the Warrington ARC HQ, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 2SG. It’s important that as many members of the group as possible attend the AGM as part of the discussion will centre around membership numbers, membership fees and ultimately the possible closing down of some of the Group’s repeaters.

A team led by Dave, EI9FBB will be activating Europe’s second most-wanted IOTA until 6 September. The team will be on the air from Lunga Island, which is EU-108, using the 80 to 6m bands.  There will be four stations operating CW and SSB. Using the call sign MS0UKI, the six man team also includes EI5GM and EI6FR. See for full information.

Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday, 6 September. NASA Television will provide coverage of their departure from the orbital outpost and return home, beginning at 2pm in the UK. Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at

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