Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 31, 2015

In Australia, the WIA have updated VHF/UHF band plans. This includes a move of their narrowband segment at 3.4GHz to circumvent loss of spectrum to LTE, with EME moving down to around 3398MHz as they have an allocation that goes lower than ours. The updated band plan also includes implementation of the new 144MHz satellite segment and various changes for their 2m and 70cm usage, especially repeaters. You can view the band plan on the WIA website.

The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organised to conduct scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries. The Foundation has announced the recipients of grants for this year. The recipients are the organising committee of the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship that will take place in Germany; the Reverse Beacon Network, for the purchase of equipment necessary to establish a node at the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society’s ET3AA club station, and to a representative of the Voodoo Contest Group for the purchase of amateur radio training materials for use in Liberia.

The RSGB Board has agreed an update to the policy for the awards that are presented at the Convention and the AGM. The biggest change is that they have widened the eligibility criteria for several of the AGM awards. Nominations are currently being sought for the G5RP Trophy that is awarded annually to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. The award is not limited to youngsters or the newly-licensed; it is open to any one who has recently discovered and made significant progress in HF DXing. If you are an established HF DXer and want to recommend some one to be awarded the G5RP Trophy for 2015, now is the time to send in your nomination. Full details of eligibility will appear in the September RadCom, due with Members from 15 August onwards. The award will be presented this year at the RSGB Convention in October. Please send your nominations to Ian Greenshields, G4FSU, QTHR, or by email to to arrive no later than 11 September.

A reminder that the 2015 AGM of the UK Six Metre Group takes place on Saturday, 8 August, starting at 10am, at the home QTH of Chris, G3WOS. The agenda can be downloaded from the group’s website (1-page/30.7KB PDF). The AGM is immediately followed by the G3WOS 6m BBQ, which is a ticketed event. All UKSMG members are welcome to attend the AGM and those wishing to stay on for the excellent BBQ and talks event should purchase tickets in advance from

Satellite-maker Pocketqube has announced a vacancy for an RF engineer with an emphasis on antenna design for satellites. Full details are at

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