Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 27, 2015

On the 26 February, GB2RAF at RAF Neatishead Air Defence Radar Museum made contact with GB8ORE, a station commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the radar located at the Birth of Radar Memorial Stone in Northamptonshire. This contact on 40m SSB at 1504UTC was rather special as the museum curator exchanged a greetings message to and from Eddie Izzard, who was a special guest at the memorial stone. The contact was made possible by Terry, G4PSH and Brian, G8GMU. The event was reported on the local news.

IARU Region 1 has released issue 65 of the VHF-UHF-MW Newsletter (62-page/931KB PDF). It covers WRC-15, which could affect a number of amateur radio bands such as the 5MHz, 5GHz, 10GHz, 24GHz and 77GHz bands.

Radio amateurs from Poland have created a diploma commemorating the SSTV activity from the International Space Station that celebrated the 80th anniversary of Gagarin’s birthday. To obtain the personalised diploma you should upload your received images to the website and e-mail a report to the coordinator via As a subject please mention SSTV3ISS, your callsign and locator.

A group of German radio amateurs have taken over a former broadcast transmitter and have been granted a commercial licence for 10kW on 6070kHz. As part of their programming, they will be broadcasting GB2RS News. For more details please go to their website.

During March, April and May, the Union of Radio Amateurs from Andorra (URA) will be arranging a series of events to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the organisation. For further information, visit and click on 35th anniversary. There is an English version of the website.

The Mid-Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group tell us that 70cm beacon GB3MCB on is back on the air on its new frequency of 432.470MHz. It is using an 8 element Yagi at 1050 feet ASL beaming north east towards the centre of the UK from IO70OJ. Reports are welcome at or at

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