GB2RS News for Sunday, 20 January 2013

| January 20, 2013

GD100RSGB LogoGD100RSGB on the air this week

The special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, GD100RSGB, will be operated today, 20 January, and tomorrow, the 21st, by the Isle of Man ARC. Tuesday 22nd sees the Chester & District ARC take over at Waverton and on the 23rd and 24th the callsign moves to Bolton, with the Bolton Wireless Club. Next Friday, 25th, Southport & District ARC takes the callsign to Scarisbrick and, next weekend, Warrington ARC will run the callsign from Grappenhall. Details of how to get your QSL card or check that you are in the log appear on the website [LINK TO OLD SITE]

More countries get onto 472kHz

The national association of Icelandic Radio Amateurs has announced that amateurs in that country have been granted operating privileges on 472 to 479kHz. Access is granted on a Secondary basis, with a maximum power of 5W EIRP. Maximum bandwidth is 1kHz. This new allocation is open to the G licence class and higher. In addition, the regulatory authority recently extended temporary permits for 1850 to 1900kHz, 5.26 to 5.41MHz and 70 to 70.2MHz.

Greenland on 5MHz

Greenland has now moved to a full band allocation of 5250 to 5450kHz from its previous channelised status, according to recent news received from Peter, OX3XR.

Also in GB2RS this week…

Volunteers wanted to write RSGB Centenary article

As a part of the RSGB programme during our Centenary year, we have been offered the opportunity to submit an article to the Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals. This quarterly publication generally carries an article of historic interest, and the suggestion is that we aim at the publication that comes out just prior to our Anniversary Day, 5th July 2013. We are looking for a small group of volunteers to scope, research and draft the article. The draft is required by the ITP Editorial Board by April 2013. Please contact John Gould, G3WKL, vie email to if you are interested in getting involved in this project.

Space Ham show airs on BBC Radio Three

Yesterday, 19 January, BBC Radio Three transmitted the Between the Ears edition entitled Space Ham, which was a celebration of amateur radio enthusiasts who have eavesdropped on space exploration. The idea for the programme came when a Radio Three producer visited the National Trust Lizard Marconi Wireless Station last summer. The programme is available online this week on

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