Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 1, 2013

The RSGB Training and Education Committee is hosting a workshop to provide guidance on writing items for the exam question banks. The idea is to provide an interactive day with a chance to write items and to discuss them with other authors. Representatives from the RSGB and RCF will be on hand to clarify requirements and provide assistance to potential authors. After the workshop, attendees having 10 items accepted will receive an RSGB book token. There will be no charge for attending and tea and coffee will be provided. The event will take place on Saturday 30 November in Sheffield. There are a few places left and anyone who would like to attend should contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW, via email to

Some listeners may have had the opportunity to hear Dave Johnson, G4DPZ speak about the FUNcube satellite at the recent RSGB Convention. He is also willing to give talks to local clubs in the West Midlands and Warwickshire area on the new amateur radio satellite FUNcube-1, expected to launch in late November. His talk will cover the design, development, launch and operation of the satellite. Interested clubs can contact Dave by e-mail to or phone 07733 106 990.

Noel Matthews, G8GTZ, Chair of the British Amateur Television Club, has announced the first 11 presentation videos from the recent CAT13 convention on ATV and DATV have been put up on the BATC video archive area. They can be found in the BATC website Film Archive by selecting the BATC CAT13 category.

There’s still time to book your seat at the joint meeting of the RSGB and the Institution of Engineering and Technology on Thursday 5 December. The meeting will be held at Imperial College between 6.30pm and 9pm. The meeting is open to all and attendance is free, including the tea and biscuits. The meeting will comprise two lectures on amateur radio technology and its application over the past 100 years and a look to see 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.

G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today by Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association using the 10 to 40m bands as well as 6m to 70cm. Tomorrow, Monday, they will be using the HF bands between 10 and 160m. Then the callsign moves into Scotland and becomes GM100RSGB. On Tuesday and Wednesday Falkirk ARC take over running HF and VHF stations using SSB. Thursday and Friday a group for Castles and Stately Homes on the Air will be running on the 10 to 80m bands, SSB and data. Next weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, Stirling and DARC will be running on the 10 to 160m bands with SSB, CW and data. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

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