Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 13, 2015

If you have enjoyed chasing a contact with the K1N Navassa DXpedition you may be interested to hear a sat-phone interview with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, co-team leader of the DXpedition. It was made on 9 February and he sums up the team’s experience so far. The audio file is online at

Episode Seven of TX Factor is available from Friday, 13 February. In this episode Nick, 2E0FGQ interviews a long-time radio amateur, Bob, G0FGX talks to a young amateur, there’s a report from the IOTA 50th anniversary convention and G0FGX tests a three element Yagi. To find out more about this episode, go to

The International Amateur Radio Club of ITU will put 4U0ITU on the air as part of the World Radio Day celebrations. IARC will be using the callsign 4U0ITU for the rest of 2015, until the World Radio Conference, WRC-15, that runs from 2 to 27 November. All QSOs will be confirmed. QSL information can be found on

Slow scan TV should be transmitted from the International Space Station continuously from 1000UTC on Saturday, 21 February until 2130UTC on Monday, 23 February. The transmissions, using the call sign RS0ISS, will take place on 145.800MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD180, with a three minute off time between transmissions. Further information is on the AMSAT-UK website.

The Irish Radio Transmitting Society has been issued with the callsign EI150ITU to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Telecommunication Union in 1865. The callsign will be used by a number of Irish amateurs throughout the year from each of the 26 counties. See for more details.

The RSGB is pleased to announce a new feature on the Society’s website. The Services Map provides an overview of every service the RSGB offers on a single page. You can find out more about each service by hovering your mouse over its name. So if you ever wondered about Notice of Variation Administration or the Club of the Year competition, the Services Map can be found at

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