Also in GB2RS this week..

| January 6, 2017

On Friday, 27 January there is a free-to-attend, invitation-only, event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, entitled The Evolution Of Television From Baird To The Digital Age. It is a series of talks in ‘celebration’ of the first public demonstration of television in January 1926 at 22 Frith Street by John Logie Baird. Registration, with coffee, will be from 10.30am. To request an invitation ticket, go to The event will be associated with the formal unveiling on the previous afternoon of an IEEE History Milestone Plaque to be mounted in Frith Street.

As of 1400UTC on 15 January, the ARRL’s Logbook of The World will no longer accept contacts that have been digitally signed by versions of TQSL earlier than version 2.0. Users of earlier versions are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible, as older TQSL versions contain uncorrected defects and display inaccurate error messages. The current versions of TQSL for Windows, OS X, and Linux are available online. This action does not affect data already uploaded to LoTW; all QSOs remain in the LoTW database in perpetuity.

The 14th IARU World High Speed Telegraphy Championship will be host by Hungarian radio amateur society, MRASZ. It will take place from 13 to 17 September 2017. All information regarding the event can be found at

The new Radio Amateur HF Propagation Prediction tool, as mentioned previously in RadCom, is now fully available at New features include various colour schemes for the plots allowing users with colour preferences to make the best viewing choice for themselves. If you have any comments or suggestions please email Gwyn Williams, G4FKH, via

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