Also in GB2RS, 7 July 2013…

| July 4, 2013

The RSGB President, Bob Whelan, G3PJT will be using the call GB4RS for the rest of 2013. He will be active on all HF bands, CW and SSB, and on 6m and 4m too as time permits. QSL information is on

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today by Harwell ARS. Tomorrow is the RSGB President’s Day where an HF station on 40m will run CW and SSB from Comberton. On 9 July it’s the turn of the RSGB Region 9 Team, then it moves on to the Reading and DARC for three days from the 10th. They will run CW and SSB on the 10 through to 80m bands. Finally, for this week, the station goes to Stevenage & DARS with a station running CW, SSB & FM on the 2m to 160m bands. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

There is still time to book a table at Amateur Radio in the Country event on 21 July at Upton Bridge Farm, Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset TA10 9NJ. Send an e-mail to Tim at to book your space. The public gate opens at 10am.

From 30 July, candidates sitting any of the amateur radio examinations will be using new paperwork, which is associated with a new computer system for generating and processing examination papers. The Society has written to all Examination Secretaries with copies of changed documentation and an explanatory note. If you are an examination secretary and have not received a copy of this pack, please contact Carol Meredith at RSGB HQ. The new software will allow more automation in the processing of examinations and over time will provide a much greater level of statistical information on question validity, with minimal effort. You can download a copy of the pack e-mailed to Examination Secretaries from (RSGB membership login required).

At the Ham Radio show in Friedrichshafen last weekend, the Horkheimer Prize was awarded to Wolf, DK2OM in recognition of his outstanding work in the DARC Bandwacht and IARU Monitoring Service. The show itself had around 15,300 visitors through the doors, retaining its title of Europe’s largest amateur radio gathering. Some 200 exhibitors and organisations from 33 countries were on hand to display and demonstrate their latest products.

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