…also in GB2RS this week

| June 7, 2013

GW100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by Aberystwyth DARS, with an HF station running SSB and CW. On Monday, St Tybie ARS will run an HF station from Carmarthen, then on Tuesday and Wednesday Highfields ARC take over in Cardiff. June 13 sees Cwmbran DARS running an HF station using SSB, CW & FM. On Friday, Newport ARS will be on the air on 10 to 160m and next weekend, 15th and 16th, it’s Cwmbran DARS again. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org.uk, under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.

Anyone interested in joining the next Advanced Distance Learning Course should contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW, this week. The course starts later in June heading for the December exam. Students receive weekly work packages and remote tutor support to guide them through the Advanced textbook. There is no change for the service but students are required to pay a refundable deposit. Full details can be had from Steve Hartley, G0FUW. Steve’s e-mail is G0FUW@tiscali.co.uk.

The International Amateur Radio Union’s Region 1 Electromagnetic Compatibility Working Group has invited its members as well as observers from all national societies to attend a meeting in Friedrichshafen, Germany on Friday, 28 June.

The GB3WGI transatlantic 144MHz beacon went live at 1600 GMT on 4 June in time for the peak of the 2013 Sporadic-E season. The beacon runs 100 watts EIRP in CW and JT65b modes on 144.487MHz and is located in the west of Northern Ireland at locator IO64bl. The beacon has been funded thanks to a generous legacy by G2FKZ.

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