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| April 19, 2013

New RSGB website

After almost a year of planning and building, a new RSGB website is up and running. A web-based Software Defined Radio for the 5, 7 and 14MHz bands is now available and can be found under the MyRSGB drop-down menu. Also on the new site are Live DX Cluster and Live solar data pages under the News drop-down menu. Check out

G100RSGB moves to Region 10 this week

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, moves to Region 10 this week. Today, 21 April, is the final day of GU100RSGB operation by the Guernsey ARC with operation on the HF bands and 6m to 70cm. Monday, the callsign reverts to G100RSGB and will be run by the Wessex Group from Cold Ashton for 24 hours of operation. Tuesday 23rd is the turn of Chippenham & District ARC using the 2, 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m bands. Wednesday sees the callsign in Chandler’s Ford with the Itchen Valley club and on the 25th the club move operation to Winchester, both with HF stations. On Friday the FOC will run a station from Brighton using mainly CW on the HF bands. Then next weekend, Trowbridge and District ARC will run HF and VHF on Saturday and CDXC on Sunday with a station in Maplehurst. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the website, under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.

Cave radio

Communicating between a cave and the surface is a formidable challenge, yet it’s a common requirement for underground explorers and it plays a vital role in coordinating cave rescues. With the growth of interest in low frequency radio in recent years, radio amateurs and electronics enthusiasts are well placed to make a contribution in this area. If you’d like to get involved in this unusual yet fascinating realm of radio, and perhaps make a contribution to the state of the art, the Journal of the Cave Radio and Electronics Group (CREG), published by the British Cave Research Association (BCRA), is essential reading. Check out the website at

First D-Star repeater in Canary Islands

ED8ZAB is the first D-Star repeater in the Canary Islands. It is rated at 10 watts and transmits on 438.462.5MHz at 1200m altitude from Gran Canaria. A new CCS system consisting of a routing via DMTF has been installed; send the DTMF D-Star 40412 from your nearest repeater. Please send reports to

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