Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 31, 2014

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operation from American Samoa is expected to be underway from November 2 and continue for about 12 days. W1AW/KH8 operations are expected to take place from two locations — from the station of Uti Gandy, KS6FO and the late AH8LG, and from the Maliu Mai Beach Resort on the beach on the southwestern part of the island, which has hosted other KH8 operations. The international team will begin W1AW/KH8 operations from the two sites once all the antennas have been put up and/or repaired. Plans call for three or four stations on all bands from 1.8 to 28MHz.

Have you ever thought that radio exam questions could be better written? Would you like to help strengthen the RCF question bank? An exam questions workshop will take place in Bath on Saturday 6th December. The aim of the workshop is to enable issues to be discussed openly so that attendees gain confidence in writing new questions on their own. There will be a couple of short presentations on what makes a good question and some examples of things that can go wrong. Attendees will be asked to bring some draft questions with them and share them with the group for peer review. Having gained some practice it is hoped attendees will submit further questions afterwards. RSGB Book tokens are available for a number of accepted questions. Attendance is free for RSGB members. Anyone interested in attending should contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW via

To celebrate the 7 November release of the film Interstellar, Warner Bros Pictures have teamed up with the Slooh Community Space Observatory for a 2-hour journey into space using your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It all starts at 7pm today, 2 November. For full details go to

The RadCom Editor has provided material from the RSGB archives for the Science Museum video about early radio technology. Part of the new Information Age exhibit, the film is about the London radio transmitter 2LO that changed our world and marked the birth of British broadcasting. You can watch the video and find out more by going to, search on Information Age and click on ‘broadcast’.

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