Also in GB2RS, 21 July 2013…

| July 19, 2013

The RSGB’s Centenary Convention, sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons, takes place over the weekend 11-13 October at Horwood House, just a few miles outside Milton Keynes. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the lecture by Michael Wells, G7VJR. He will be giving a presentation on his venture to Easter Island where he and his colleagues operated as XR0YG in March, on all bands 160m through to 10m, CW only. Electricity on Easter Island was subject to frequent blackouts, which caused a few problems, but after six days on the air they’d made some 24,000 QSOs. More details on the RSGB Centenary Convention can be found on the RSGB website.

All G0 calls are being combined into a single group and Tony Roberts, G4KZZ has kindly accepted the challenge of being the new sub-manager. Over the next 3 to 4 months all cards and envelopes stocks will be transferred to Tony from other sub-managers.

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by Chelmsford ARS using 80 to 6m as well as 2m and 70cm. Monday and Tuesday it’s the turn of Colchester ARS on the 80 to 10m bands using SSB and CW. On Wednesday and Thursday Essex CW Club will be using the call for CW on the HF bands. Felixstowe ARS take over the callsign on Friday and Saturday using the 80 to 6m bands as well as 2m and 70cm. Next Sunday Loughton & Epping Forest ARS will be on the air using the 80 to 6m bands plus 2m and 70cm. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

A Full licensee is needed for a Hampshire Scout Group JOTA event in October 2013. Due to current overseas posting of the normal licensee, a stand-in is urgently required. They must be able to provide own HF equipment for the duration and be able to create a station at Bishop’s Waltham Scouts HQ in the upper section of Scout HQ building. A central support is already erected for dipole. Respondents please contact Andy, G0JLX via e-mail to

The Instructors’ Newsletter for July 2013 is now available on the RSGB website. This edition contains key points and an FAQ regarding the new optical marking system.

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