Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 14, 2013

Do you have an idea for Centenary day?

Do you have a good piece of homebrew construction or a tried and tested idea for engaging the public’s attention? If so, the RSGB would like to hear from you. As part of the Centenary Day displays, the RSGB is looking to exhibit a range of home construction projects and other ideas that will engage both RSGB members and members of the public who visit Bletchley Park on 5 July. Send an email to with your details.

Over the Horizon Radar heard on bands

The latest Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System Region 1 newsletter reports that no fewer than 11 over the horizon radar systems have been heard on the 20m band, 30 on 10m and 65 on the 15m band. To read the full report, go to the IARU Region 1 website at

RSGB Centenary Day

The RSGB Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is indisposed and, as a result, will not be able to be present on the Society’s Centenary Day. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt JP has kindly agreed to officiate in his stead. A downloadable voucher for Members to gain free entrance to the Park is now available on the RSGB website. Details are in the July RadCom.

Father and daughter fundraising team

On 8 June, eight year old Lauren Richardson, accompanied by her dad Kevin, G0PEK, started to kayak 225 miles down the River Thames, raising money for Widehorizons Outdoor Education charity. Having stopped off at Chertsey and visited Martin Lynch & Sons, Yaesu UK presented the pair with a Yaesu handheld ready for the tidal stretch of the journey. They will be carrying two transmitters, one for the 2m voice comms and the other for APRS, which will plot their position along the Thames via the internet. They will be traceable at

Contest University videos on YouTube

Several videos of Contest University 2013 sessions from the 2013 Dayton Hamvention now are available on YouTube. Icom, a Contest University sponsor, posted the videos. Go to YouTube and search for Contest University Dayton Hamvention 2013.

Centenary callsign latest

GW100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by Cwmbran DARS, running an HF station. On Monday, Hoover ARC will run an HF station from Merthyr Tydfil. Then the callsign reverts to G100RSGB as it moves into Region 9. On Tuesday, Bromley & DARC will be running both HF & VHF stations with SSB, FM, possibly CW & data modes too. Wednesday 19 June sees Verulam ARC putting the callsign on the air from 160m to 23cm. On Thursday RS of Harrow will run HF, VHF and UHF stations using all modes. Then, on Friday, Whitton ARG will be running a 472kHz station as well as HF and satellite. Next weekend, Bedford & DARC will put the callsign on the air from 2m to 160m. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website,, under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.

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