Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 24, 2015

The RSGB’s Twitter name has been changed to @theRSGB. Follow us at that account for regular amateur radio news, images, events and Member offers. Take a look at the profile header picture and see the winning photo from our Twitter photo competition, submitted by Adam, MM0KFX. Congratulations to Adam and to the two runners-up, Vaughan, M0VRR and Charles, M0OXO. The RSGB Youth Committee has also changed its Twitter name this week. You can follow them @theRSGByouth to find out what they’re getting up to in amateur radio.

One of the participants in the just-ended DX0P DXpedition to Spratly Islands was airlifted from Pag Asa Island after suffering a medical emergency. Chito Pastor, WW6CP, became ill just as the DXpedition was starting to wrap up on the 20 April and was evacuated on the 23rd. We wish him well. The DXpedition operated for about five days, logging around 5000 contacts.

RSGB Train the Trainers days are for you if you are delivering training for the amateur examinations and do not already have a professional educational background. The purpose is to give you some insights in how to prepare and deliver your material, to improve the learning skills of your class and hopefully inject some fun into the experience for everyone. The next Train the Trainers day is on 9 May, in Norwich. You can still book a place on the RSGB Train the Trainers day in Badsworth, Yorkshire on 13 June. To book, please email

The window to apply for ARRL Centennial Points Challenge and W1AW Worked All States awards has been open for a month now, and the initial rush of applications has been processed. Participants’ Centennial Points Challenge logs must already have been submitted via Logbook of The World (LoTW)—the cut-off date was January 22—but the League will continue to accept award applications indefinitely. With little to no backlog in the queue, it’s anticipated that processing will be prompt. The ARRL Centennial QSO Party and W1AW/portable activities in 2014 resulted in more than 3.5 million Centennial event contacts recorded in LoTW. W100AW operation accounted for some 70,000 contacts.

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