Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 30, 2015

The 5MHz beacon, GB3RAL, which is part of the 5MHz beacon chain, is currently off air due to local difficulties. A decision about possible relocation of the beacon will be taken later in the year.

UKube-1 has now completed its nominal mission following over 14 months of operations. Launched in July 2014, UKube-1 is a technology demonstration mission aimed at attracting and training future generations of engineers and engaging with students. Although the UK Space Agency-supported mission phase has ended, discussion is underway with AMSAT-UK about the possibility of taking over UKube-1 operations to continue its educational and outreach activities until the satellite orbit naturally degrades.

Amateur radio’s interests will be well represented when the 2015 ITU World Radiocommunication Conference convenes on 2 November in Geneva, Switzerland. Held every three or four years, the conferences review and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum. Delegates will consider several items of interest to the amateur radio community during the nearly month-long international gathering. Whilst most attention by amateurs is likely to be focussed on the prospect of a 5MHz allocation, several other topics are included that represent either threats or opportunities. The RSGB’s detailed responses can be found on the RSGB website.

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