Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 14, 2014

The RSGB Centenary Challenge finished at the end of 2013. Downloadable certificates are now available, free of charge, for all amateurs in the British Isles who worked at least 16 Regions and or Bands as recorded on the online leaderboard. Go to to claim your certificate.

We recently reported on an event in the USA where amateurs were assisting communications in a husky race. Much closer to home is the first ever British Sleddog Sports Federation IFSS World Cup event that will take place on 22nd and 23rd February in the Kings Forest, Thetford in Norfolk. Forest Heath RAYNET has attended many small husky events in previous years, but this year will be a first at a World Cup event.

Thinking Day on the Air is an opportunity for the members of Girlguiding from the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member to talk to other members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world via amateur radio. The 2014 event, taking place this weekend, the 15th and 16th, is very special as it celebrates the Brownies’ Centenary. Ofcom has agreed to allow TDOTA stations to apply for the suffix of GB100 followed by the usual two or three letters. Keep an ear open next weekend for these stations as many young people take to the air, perhaps for the first time.

Don’t forget that the first episode of a new streamed TV show, TX Factor, goes live on Friday 21 February. The show aims to explore all aspects of our diverse and fascinating hobby. The free to view programme can be seen via and should be compatible with phones, tablets and smart TVs.

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