Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 22, 2013

The RSGB Commonwealth Contest organising group would like to thank Paul, EI5DI for his sponsorship and assistance since 2008. Team entrants in particular have appreciated his very kind provision of the BERU Team Competition Prizes since 2008, during which time nearly 250 awards have been made. The Silver Britannia coin is a typical example. Paul is bowing out from 2014, in order to provide an opportunity for another sponsor, but will continue to fully support the Commonwealth Contest and all RSGB contests with his free Contest Logger SD.

SOS Radio Week 2014 will take place between 25 January and 2 February next year. The event is now in its sixth official year and in that time amateur radio operators from throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland have raised over £15,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. This is not a contest, rather an opportunity to get sponsored and enjoy some quality time on the air raising the profile of the RNLI amongst home operators, the public and those further afield around the world. Stations wishing to take part in the event should visit and register using the online registration form.

GM100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today by Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club working on the 3cm to 160m bands using SSB, CW and data. On Monday and again on Thursday, the RSGB R1 Team take over and will operate on the 6 to 160m bands using SSB and data. Tuesday and Wednesday is the turn of Lomond Radio Club operating on the 10, 15, 17, 20 and 40m bands using SSB and data. On Friday and Saturday, Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC will be operating on the 10 to 160m bands using SSB, CW and data. And finally for this week, next Sunday, the 1st, Ayr Amateur Radio Group will operate on the 10 to 8-m bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the current 2013 through to May 2014 operations of ZS8C and ZS8Z, which is Prince Edward and Marion Islands, for DX Century Club credit.

The RSGB has placed the minutes of the recent Spectrum Forum minutes as well as the individual reports on the Society’s website.


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