Also in GB2RS this week…

| March 27, 2015

Three more RSGB Train the Trainers days will take place in the coming months. Available free to any RSGB Member involved with training, these events are for those with no professional background in teaching. You will learn additional skills for working with a class and find the best way to help individuals understand the material. The next Train the Trainers day is on 9 May in Norwich. In order to book a place, please email David, G7URP via The second is in Badsworth, Yorkshire on 13 June and is now open for bookings. To claim your place at this location, please email Finally, another RSGB Train the Trainers day event will take place in Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday 11 July. Please contact Jimmy, MW0EQL, via for bookings and further details.

The 2015 reunion of the Radio Security Service will take place at Bletchley Park on 10 May. Registration will be from 10am and the meeting starts promptly at 10.30am. The venue for the meeting will be in a different building this year, the Teleprinter Hall. Please contact for further information if you wish to attend.

To celebrate the 90th anniversaries of the International Amateur Radio Union and French national Society as well as the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union, several special event stations from different French areas or entities will be on the air. The first is TO90IARU that will be on the air from 4 to 18 April from Martinique.

Shortwave Radio in World War II is a 59 minute version of the 1944 film Voice of Victory that tells the story of how Hallicrafters developed the WWII SCR299 military shortwave radio from the prewar HT-4 amateur radio set. Follow the link to watch Shortwave Radio in World War II: Voice of Victory 1944 Hallicrafters on YouTube.

The ITU deployed emergency telecommunication equipment to Vanuatu following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 tropical storm that hit the archipelago on 13 March. They dispatched 40 satellite phones, 10 broadband global area network terminals and 35 solar panels to the island nation to support relief coordination efforts. Cyclone Pam slammed into the Vanuatu archipelago. Winds are estimated to have reached 250kmph, with gusts peaking at around 320kmph, causing damage to the infrastructure, impacting services such as electricity. The idyllic location is a haven for tourists and DXpeditioners, with all who had been there struggling to recognise damaged landmarks shown on TV news.

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