RSSGB2RS Headlines

IARU prepares for Key CEPT meeting

| August 16, 2019

The final CEPT Conference Preparatory Group meeting prior to WRC-19 takes place from the 26th of August. Most of its papers are now available, including on current hot topics in the 6m, 2m and 23cm bands, where RSGB volunteers have been working hard to support the IARU. In summary:- At 50MHz IARU hopes that the […]

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YOTA 2019 finishes this weekend

| August 16, 2019

The ninth annual Youngsters on the Air Summer Camp comes to a close this weekend. Special callsign LZ19YOTA will be on the air during the event, hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs. QSL LZ19YOTA via the bureau to LZ1BJ. The experiences of the British team are at www.rsgb.org/yota2019

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146MHz band gets extra year

| August 16, 2019

Ofcom has agreed to extend for a further year the Notice of Variation (NoV) for 146-147MHz to encourage radio amateurs to experiment and test new communications schemes and systems. The current NoVs expire on 31 October 2019. Any Full licence holder may apply for an experimental NoV for the 146-147MHz band: go to www.rsgb.org/nov for […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 16, 2019

In Australia, Roland, VK4FB and Stefan, VK4CSD completed what is being claimed as the world’s first FT8 contact on 122GHz. The distance spanned during the 11th of August contact was 92.08km. The received signals were –17dB on one end and –20dB on the other. The RSGB Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from the 11th […]

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Record numbers visit NRC

| August 9, 2019

The RSGB’s National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park experienced record numbers of visitors in July 2019. Before last month, the highest number of visitors was 10,713 in August 2018. July 2019 saw 10,860 visitors to the NRC, with several days seeing over 500 visitors through the door. If you’re interested in becoming an NRC […]

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YOTA 2019 in Bulgaria

| August 9, 2019

Up to 80 young radio amateurs, primarily from IARU Region 1, but including participants from other parts of the world, will gather in Bulgaria from Sunday, 11 August 2019 for the ninth annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp. Special call sign LZ19YOTA will be on the air during the week-long event, hosted by […]

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