GB2RS News for Sunday, 14 October 2012

| October 14, 2012

Horkheimer TrophyNominations sought for prestigious award

Nominations are being invited by the German national radio society, DARC, for the prestigious Horkheimer Prize. The prize consists of an etched glass trophy and a monetary prize for non-personal use. The money is to be spent for the promotion of amateur radio however the recipient chooses. The prize can be awarded to one or more persons or institutions. Any member of an amateur radio society in the IARU is eligible, and self proposals are permitted. Proposals must be submitted to DARC by 28 March 2013, and the prize itself will be awarded at the opening of next year’s Friedrichshafen rally.

Amateur files patent for software defined radio

Tao Wang, KB3KSR, has filed a patent in the USA that covers a general purpose software defined radio platform. The patent describes a pocket-size computing device that combines a graphical user interface, touch screen LCD display and a high performance software defined radio package. The US patent, number 8,279,587, can be searched for and read online.

RSGB-Ofcom meeting minutes now available online

Representatives of the RSGB met with Ofcom on Wednesday 10 October and minutes of the meeting have been posted on the RSGB website. Although the meeting was described as routine, it covered a range of subjects including a special callsign prefix for the RSGB Centenary year and how RAYNET could be better integrated into local emergency planning. A link to the RSGB-Ofcom Forum meeting minutes can be found in the News section of the RSGB website at [LINK TO OLD SITE]

Also in GB2RS this week

Jamboree on the Air next weekend

Next weekend sees the 55th Jamboree on the Air, the annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Many special event stations are being run in association with JOTA and some will be mentioned later in this broadcast.

New address for QSL sub-manager

The QSL sub-manager for the G4T series of callsigns has moved. Steve Redway, G4TRA is now at Hill House, Grange Lane, Rodbourne, Malmesbury SN16 0ES.

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