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Tokyo Ham Fair cancelled

| July 24, 2020

JARL, the Japanese national society, has announced the Tokyo Ham Fair—due to be held on 31 October 2020 and 1 November 2020—has been cancelled due to coronavirus. In 2019, 42,000 people are reported to have visited the event that usually takes place in August, it was moved to later in 2020 because of the expected […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 24, 2020

The objective of the AMSAT-UK OSCAR Satellite QSO Party is to encourage all radio amateurs to make contacts via satellites during northern hemisphere summer. Whether you are a seasoned operator or a newcomer, all are welcome. Although points are given per QSO, this isn’t a contest. The QSO party will be supported by an online […]

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Over one thousand online exams passed

| July 17, 2020

The RSGB is delighted to announce that recently the 1,000th person has passed the Foundation exam via remote invigilation. Congratulations to them and everyone else who has joined amateur radio via this exam process. To celebrate, the Society has launched a new web page to share the stories of just some of these successful candidates. […]

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Ofcom publishes EMF consultation responses

| July 17, 2020

Ofcom has published the responses to the EMF consultation on their website. The RSGB would like to thank the 255 of you who took the time to respond either individually or on behalf of your organisation. The majority of all responders were against the proposals. Now that ICNIRP guidelines 2020 have been published, the RSGB […]

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COVID-19 cancels National Hamfest

| July 17, 2020

It is with much regret that the organisers of the National Hamfest have cancelled the 2020 event. This was due to be held on Friday, the 25th, and Saturday, 26 September 2020. In consideration of their primary responsibilities to the health and welfare of volunteers, traders and visitors they have decided that this cancellation is […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 17, 2020

Registrations for this year’s popular International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend appear to have been largely unaffected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place this year on 22 and 23 August 2020. By mid-July, more than 200 entries had been received. New this year is Corsica, registered as lighthouse FR0030, and two lighthouses in […]

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