Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 21, 2014

The Italian National Society has a new Award to celebrate the sites declared World Heritage status by UNESCO, who are the main sponsors. World Heritage Sites are located in 160 countries all over the world. The information and rules of this Award are at

Over the years, RSGB members have been prominent players in the IARU Contest, operating stations for the RSGB in the HQ section of the contest. For 2014 we are looking to expand the stations and operators forming part of the GR2HQ team. If you have an interest in helping out, please let us know on which single band you regard your station as internationally competitive. To be part of the contest, you could either operate as a ‘spotter’ station on your chosen band, host one or two other operators to form a team for a band / mode station from your QTH, or volunteer as an operator at one of the stations nearby to you. If you would like to join the UK team, please let Don Beattie, G3BJ know via e-mail to as quickly as possible, or contact him if you would like additional information about what is involved.

The UK’s first TV show dedicated entirely to amateur radio launched just after midnight on Friday 21 February. The half-hour show is produced by broadcast professionals who are themselves radio amateurs and will explore all aspects of the diverse and fascinating hobby. The programme is free to view via and will stream to a smart TV, PC, tablet or phone. If the broadband is fast enough, you can watch in full HD.

The 50th anniversary of Islands on the Air will be celebrated at the RSGB IOTA Convention in July. Plans are well advanced for the programme of international speakers. The event will be the largest gathering of island-chasers – and island-activators – for many years. Details can be found online at

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