Also in GB2RS 11 August 2013…

| August 9, 2013

A QSL sub-manager vacancy has arisen for the G7 series, so we are seeking a volunteer for this busy post. The ideal candidate is a proactive G7 callsign holder with some free time, space, enthusiasm and some basic spreadsheet knowledge. If you are interested, please e-mail the bureau via

Next weekend, 17th and 18th August, is International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Once again, Ayr Amateur Radio Group will activate Turnberry Lighthouse, GB2LT, which has the very special ILLW Lighthouse Number UK0000 in recognition of the fact that this is where it all began. A very enjoyable weekend is in prospect with over 350 lighthouses and lightships expected to be activated worldwide. Ian, MM0IMC and Andrew, MM6GTJ will be activating Ardrossan Lighthouse, ILLW number UK0089, as MM6ISM/P. This will be a QRP operation for a couple of hours each day on 40m and 20m, weather and band conditions permitting.

The RSGB’s Centenary Convention, sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons, takes place over the weekend 11 to 13 October at Horwood House just a few miles outside Milton Keynes. Two of the highlights in the programme are Carl, K9LA and Graham, G0NBD. Carl will discuss the recent solar minimum and will present the latest data for Cycle 24. He will also forecast what to expect with respect to propagation on the bands for the next year or two. Graham will give an overview of the newly allocated MF band, 472-479kHz, and discuss how you can operate from an ‘average suburban’ QTH. The event can be booked via The Early Bird discount offer is open until 18 August.

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by Darenth Valley Radio Society from Crockernhill with a station on the 80 to 10m bands and VHF. On Monday, Hilderstone Radio & Electronics Club will operate from Ramsgate on the 80 to 10m bands and VHF. Then the callsign moves to North Wales, Region 6. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dragon ARS will have both HF and 2m station running in Holyhead. Next Sunday, Meirion ARS will be operating from Barmouth. 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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