Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 11, 2013

The RSGB is running a joint meeting with the Institution of Engineering and Technology on Thursday 5 December. The meeting will be held at Imperial College, London between 6.30pm and 9pm. The meeting is open to all and attendance is free, including the tea and biscuits. To assist us in organising the event we ask that you indicate your intention to attend, online, by the end of November. The meeting will comprise two lectures. Peter Chadwick, G3RZP, will deliver the first on the subject of amateur radio technology and its application over the past 100 years. The second talk, being compiled from contributions by various experts within the amateur community, will look to the future and consider how amateur radio may develop in the first decade, or so, of our next 100 years. See the RSGB website and the November RadCom for details.

Ofcom has published proposals to amend current arrangements for Citizens’ Band radio in the UK, to allow the use of a wider range of transmission standards. Ofcom is proposing to allow amplitude modulation, double- and single sideband transmissions on CB radio, which will bring the UK in line with other European countries. The consultation will close on 8 November 2013. Details are on Ofcom’s website.

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today by Bromsgrove and District ARC. They will be running on the 10 to 160m bands as well as 2m using CW, SSB and data. Monday sees North Warwickshire Radio Group take over running the station on 40m as well as 2m and 70cm using SSB, FM and FSK441. Tuesday it’s the turn of Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society running SSB on the HF, VHF and UHF. Telford and Districts ARS take over the callsign on Wednesday, operating HF, VHF and UHF using CW, SSB, FM and data. Thursday to Sunday it’s the turn of Wolverhampton ARS using the 10 to 80m bands as well as 2m with SSB, data and SSTV signals. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

The UK High Altitude Society Arctic Challenge is to launch a balloon and payload from the UK that crosses the Arctic Circle before the next UK High Altitude Society Conference in September 2014. The challenge will require development of a payload, launching a floating balloon and also the ability to receive the data confirming it has crossed the Arctic Circle. There is a prize for the first person to complete this challenge, which includes a cash prize, a trophy and eternal glory. For more information see the wiki page

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