This issue has a bit of a holiday feel to it, with features on operating overseas, accessing bandplans and repeater information for other countries, and the benefits of using vertical HF antennas on a beach
At this point it is worth saying that if you have a Foundation or Intermediate licence you might not be able to operate overseas—please read the feature to find out more.
We also take a look at APRS—the Automatic Packet Reporting System—and how you can use it to keep track of other radio amateurs when they are mobile.
Don’t forget to make a note of two important diary dates—The National Hamfest is being held in Newark on 26 and 27 September 2014 and the RSGB Convention is being held in Milton Keynes on 10-12 October 2014. You can find out more by following the links.
The “Getting Started” section of the RSGB website also has a whole host of other material for you to read, plus there are all the back issues of this newsletter.
And don’t forget to read the monthly “Getting Started In…” Radcom supplement, which is intended for newcomers too.