Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 10, 2017

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced five Excellence Awards that are presented to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. Receiving Yasme Foundation Excellence Award are the Dayton Amateur Radio Association for the new Dayton Hamvention; Paul, KD4STH, and Bill, WB8ELK for their work in amateur radio high-altitude ballooning; Nathaniel, W2NAF, and Magda, KM4EGE for creating and leading the organisation that sponsored the Solar Eclipse QSO Party; the WSJT Development Team and Dale, VK1DSH for in the ITU-R Working Party 5A. To read more about the contributions that warranted the award go to

The permanent special event station GB2RAF, based at the RAF Neatishead Air Defence Radar Museum in Norfolk, will be off the air until 14 April 2018. This is due to the Museum closure until March 2018 for its winter break.

Spain’s amateur satellite group AMSAT-EA has released an English language edition of their November newsletter. It covers the recently activated linear transponder SSB/CW satellites CAS-4A and CAS-4B, upcoming DXpeditions and an article on the QBITO satellite. The translation was made by Fernando, EC1AME. Download the newsletter from (4-page/2.6MB PDF).

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