Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 22, 2016

In response to requests from affiliated clubs, a subtitled version of the popular video Amateur Radio: A Hobby for the 21st Century is now available. The subtitles may be helpful when the video is shown in a noisy environment. It can be downloaded from the RSGB website.

The American Amateur Radio League (ARRL) Board of Directors elected a new president on 15 January, during the Board’s annual meeting. Rick Roderick, K5UR has been licensed for 48 years, is an ARRL Life Member and has served on the Board for 24 years. The sitting president, Kay, N3KN, is stepping down after three terms in office.

Australia Day is on 26 January and radio amateurs may choose to substitute their call sign’s VK prefix with AX. Australian amateurs will get to do this twice again this year, on ANZAC Day, 25 April, and International Telecommunications Day, on 17 May. The Australian Communications and Media Authority automatically grants amateurs use of the prefix for the duration of the named celebrations.

Following details of the RSGB Contest Committee restructuring and vacancies announced last week, the Board have approved terms of reference for the three new contest committees. Details are now available online at

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