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IET Wiring Regulations changes affect Syllabus

| January 10, 2020

Changes to the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671), which are now at the 18th edition, affect syllabus item 8A2 in the Safety section of the amateur radio examination syllabus. There is a notice at rsgb.org/electricalsafety (1-page/6.6KB PDF) that explains more—and it’s relevant to all three exam levels.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 10, 2020

Last week we told you about Ian, GM3SEK setting a new 70cm world record distance of 4,565km on tropo on 28 December 2019. The record didn’t stand for long as Nick, G4KUX worked D21CV using FT8, establishing a new world record of 4644km. Congratulations to him. You will be able to read more about the […]

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Happy New Year

| January 3, 2020

The news team and all the staff at RSGB HQ would like to wish our newsreaders, listeners and online readers a very Happy New Year. We would like to remind everyone that we always welcome your news—by email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk—and the deadline is 10am sharp on Thursday mornings. Although it was slightly later than normal […]

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GB3EG now on-air in Wigan

| January 3, 2020

The GB3EG repeater, located in Wigan, is now on the air. It is an analogue repeater with no internet connection activity. The location is at the QTH of 2E0SAF, approximately 200ft above sea level, with a mast 11.5m above ground level. Its RF output is at 7dBW, that’s about five watts, but has had some […]

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New tropo records on 2m and 70cm

| January 3, 2020

Congratulations to Ian, GM3SEK who set a new 70cm world record distance on tropo on 28 December 2019 by working D41CV at a distance of 4,565km. That put him in the unique position of holding both EME and tropo records on that band as, back on 12 March 1989, he worked ZL3AAD at 18,970km. On […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 3, 2020

The new EI1KNH five metre beacon is now operational from its site near Enniskerry in County Wicklow. The transmit frequency is 60.013MHz. It shares the site with 70MHz beacon EI4RF and the 50MHz EI0SIX. For additional information please visit the QRZ.com entries. All amateurs are required to revalidate their licence with Ofcom at least every […]

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