Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 8, 2013

A presentation about the RSGB Optical Marking System by Alan Betts, G0HIQ, Chief Examiner for the RCF is now available on the RSGB website.

Viewers of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show may be interested in an interview with presenter Jason Bradbury recorded for the FrequencyCast technology radio show. He admits that without his amateur radio experience as 2E0JAB, he’d not found himself presenting the TV show. The full interview can be heard at

There’s still time to book your free place at the final, national, RSGB Centenary event. A meeting will be held at Imperial College, London, in the Huxley Building, between 6.30pm and 9pm on Thursday 5 December. The meeting is open to all and attendance is free, including refreshments. 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. The Huxley Building is very close to several well-known London museums and could make a very enjoyable day out.

GM100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today by Stirling and District ARC with an HF station on the 10 to 160m bands using SSB, CW and data. On Monday and Wednesday, West of Scotland ARS will operate both HF and VHF stations using SSB, CW and Data, then on Tuesday they switch to CW on the 10 to 80m bands. Thursday and Friday sees Greenock and District Scouts and Guides ARC running the callsign then next weekend, Cockenzie and Port Seton ARC will be operating on the 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m bands using SSB. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

Several operations have been approved for DXCC credit. These are Yemen 2013 using the call 7O2A and the 2012 and 2013 operations from Afghanistan as T6MH. Also approved has been the current T6SM Afghanistan operation that began on 14 August 2012.

NASA’s Richard, KC5ZTE, Russia’s Mikhail, RZ3FT and Japan’s Koichi, KC5ZTA, arrived at the International Space Station on 7 November, expanding the ISS crew complement to nine members. The new crew members carried the torch that will be used to light the Olympic flame in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Games.

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