Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 26, 2014

The Austrian national amateur radio society is involved in the negotiations with the government telecommunications ministry, to create a new amateur radio Act. The negotiations will revolve around modernising that nation’s rules. This is to make it more contemporary, bring relief in the application process and also enable such concepts as remote operation. The society notes that recent experiments with remote operation proceeded without any disturbances or incidents.

The latest edition of The 5MHz Newsletter is now available for free download from the RSGB 5MHz webpage or from It features the latest 5MHz news, plus a report on Midsummer’s Day on 5MHz and BeaconSpot looks at the new Swiss 5MHz Beacon.

The RSGB Convention takes place between the 10 and 12 October and will be held at the Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The lecture schedule is available on the RSGB website. Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ from Elecraft will be joining delegates over the internet for a talk looking at the insides of the K3 and the KX3 SDR transceivers on Saturday 11th. Packages are still available from to book your place or you can buy day tickets on the door at the event.

Responses to the recent Ofcom consultation on WRC-15 preparation by RSGB and affiliated groups including AMSAT-UK are now available on the WRC-15 Special Focus section of the RSGB website. In addition to supporting Agenda Item 1.4 for a 5MHz allocation, the detailed responses cover amateur radio interests across several VHF and Microwave allocations. This includes amateur bands affected by other agenda items, ITU procedures for nano- and pico-satellites, and preferences for future agenda items that may be proposed for WRC-1.

At the G-QRP Convention in Ripponden on 25 October the traditional “Bring a Book—Buy a Book” stall will be operating in aid of Children in Need. Last year over £600 was donated to the appeal. The book exchange has provided some fantastic opportunities to share books around and obtain rare and treasured books from others at very reasonable cost, whilst supporting a very worthy cause. Richard, G4UGF says that he has empty tables ready to accept books from those turning out their book shelves. If you are not attending the convention then Richard is QTHR.

A public beta release of the weak signal data modes software WSJT-X, version 1.4, is planned for 1 October. In all, there are nine specific changes and improvements to the WSJT-X software in this latest release. To find out what they are read the latest WSJT-X manual.

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