Also in GB2RS, 4 August 2013…

| August 2, 2013

Paul Robinson, 2E1EUB, will be on the air from Scotland as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning on 5 August. He will be listening out for anyone looking for grid squares that they have not worked yet, especially on the satellites. His operation will be several satellites including AO-7 running modes B to A as well as on 160, 80 and 2m SSB. Paul says that he will arrange skeds to work him. To arrange one, e-mail him via Check out under 2M1EUB for more information and the latest updates.

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by North Norfolk ARG from Weybourne. Running 80 to 6m as well as 2m they will be operating on SSB, CW & FM. On Monday and Tuesday, Norfolk Amateur Radio Club will be operating from Norwich on the 160 to 6m bands plus 2m SSB and FM. Wednesday and Thursday sees South Essex ARS operating from Canvey Island on 160 to 10m, SSB, CW & PSK31. Thames ARG take over on Friday and Saturday from a site near Billericay running 80 to 6m as well as 2m and 70cm. Finally for this week, next Sunday, Darenth Valley RS will be operating from Crockernhill running 80 to 10m as well as VHF. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

The net controller for the Morse Enthusiast Group (Scotland) is on holiday during the summer. Therefore the MEGS net will be off the air during August. The formal MEGS Net will resume on Monday 2 September. Members are reminded that they can still call one another on 3.555MHz each Monday at 1900 – 2000 local time.

The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. However, the award is not limited to youngsters or the newly-licensed: the HF DX bug can bite at any age or after many years of experience on other bands. If you are an established HF DXer and want to recommend someone to be awarded the G5RP Trophy for 2013, now is the time to send in your nomination. Your nominee should be an up-and-coming HF DXer who is an RSGB Member who has made rapid progress in the last year and has some real achievements to show. This award will be presented this year at the RSGB Convention. Please send your nominations to Ian Greenshields, G4FSU, QTHR, or by e-mail to, to arrive no later than Friday 23 September.

US magazine Monitoring Times will cease publication at the end of the year. Publisher Bob Grove, W8JHD and his wife, Judy, have decided to retire after 33 years.

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