GB2RS News for Sunday, 11 November 2012

| November 11, 2012
Norwegian amateur radio montage

Photo: New frequency allocations for Norway’s amateurs

Norway gets new allocations

The Norwegian P & T Authority has made changes to the Norwegian amateur licence regulations. The major changes are that permission has been given to use 472 to 479kHz with a maximum 1W EIRP. The former permission to use 493 to 510kHz has been stopped. Permission has been given to use 70.1875 to 70.2625MHz, except in the three Norwegian southwest counties of Hordaland, Rogaland and West-Agder, where there still is commercial traffic within this frequency segment. Other segments allowing 100W transmitter power and maximum 16kHz bandwidth include 70.0625 to 70.0875MHz, 70.3625 to 70.3875MHz and 70.4125 to 70.4625MHz.

RSGB voting deadlines approaching

RSGB Members are reminded that the deadline for voting online or by post on the new governance arrangements for the Society is noon on 15 November. Votes can be cast in person at the EGM in Stratford upon Avon on 17 November. Following the EGM and a free lunch there will be a presentation on the RSGB Centenary plans and an opportunity to dip into the archives to hear about the work going on to preserve the history of the Society. If you are planning to attend the EGM, you can register your interest on the RSGB website at [LINK TO OLD SITE]

Straight Key Century Club to hold Remembrance Day event

Call it Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day, but today, November 11 holds a special place in the pantheon of annual national holidays as a time to honour all of those who have served in their countries’ armed forces. At least 20 countries around the world celebrate the day. The Straight Key Century Club holds an event for 24 hours today, 11 November, to mark this day. Full details are on their website,

Also in GB2RS this week…

New awards announced at IARU Administrative Council meeting

At the IARU Region 3 Conference held last week, delegates heard that at the IARU Administrative Council meeting held earlier, the Michael J Owen VK3KI Award was established to recognise an individual or individuals that best exemplify the dedication and hard work of IARU volunteers. It was further proposed at the conference by the WIA that an annual award or trophy be introduced in his name for the highest IARU Region 3 individual operator score in the IARU HF Contest. It was warmly received and the details are to be announced later.

Logbook of The World outage

Last week the Logbook of The World system was out of action, although it should be back in use by the time of this news broadcast. The ARRL assure users that no data was lost and everyone’s records are intact.

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