Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 21, 2015

ARISS, or Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, has arranged a contact between the Space Station and a school in Switzerland on the 24th of August. This contact will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM at 1224UTC for those interested to hear the contact between OR4ISS and HB9SG.

The RSGB annual Construction Competition closes at the end of September so now is a good time to think about your entry. There’s been a slight rule change and entries where the Original designs have been published prior to the competition – in print or on the web – are now accepted. So, is your homebrew project eligible for the competition? Check out the rules at Judging will take place at the RSGB Convention in October.

RAOTA, the Radio Amateur Old Timers’ Association is holding its AGM during the afternoon of the 26th of September less than a mile from the National Hamfest. Anyone planning to attend the AGM must book in advance no later than the 10th of September. For more information or to book a place please contact Ian, G4EAN by e-mail to

The Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group has been shortlisted for a grant from M&S Energy to fit solar panels on their site. This will reduce the electricity bills for the six beacons and five repeaters that run from their site. The award will go to the group with the most votes, so they are asking everyone to support them. There is a voting link on their website or search for GB3NC using your favourite search engine. You have to register with your email address and receive an email from M&S to vote. Last time the Group missed an award by just a few hundred votes.

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