Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 8, 2016

The 89th RSGB AGM will be held in Glasgow on Saturday, 23 April, commencing at 12 noon. Arrangements have been made for Members who are unable to attend the AGM to cast their votes by proxy. For details, go to Please note that online voting closes at 12 noon on 21 April. Whilst the Society encourages Members to vote electronically via the website wherever possible, if you require a postal vote please call HQ on 01234 832 702. Lunch will be provided for Members who notify their attendance in advance. Please register using the form on the website.

The April-May edition of RadCom Basics is now available to RSGB Members and was emailed to subscribers last week. It contains features on receiving transmissions from the International Space Station, part two of the feature on making homemade coaxial trap antennas, getting your first HF award with International Marconi Day, plus a look at JT65. RadCom Basics is aimed at new amateurs and those who may want to find out more about aspects of the hobby they may have never considered. You can find out more about RadCom Basics and how to subscribe at

The Martin Lynch Training Academy is hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers session in Staines-on-Thames on Saturday, 23 April. The course will run from 9.30am until 5pm and is free for RSGB Members. Train the Trainers is designed to encourage and support any one delivering Foundation, Intermediate and/or Advanced licence classes who is not already a professional teacher. It’s a fun day delivered by three enthusiastic professional teachers and keen radio amateurs, who between them have over 50 years’ experience in the classroom. To book a place please email

World Amateur Radio Day, observed every year on 18 April, marks the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union in 1925. Radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate amateur radio’s contribution to society. The IARU has provided a World Amateur Radio Day poster that can be downloaded (1-page/1.6MB PDF).  Amateurs are encouraged to promote their activity on social media by using the hashtag #WARD2016.

The surprise visit to North Korea by Dom, 3Z9DX last December where he gave a demonstration of amateur radio to local officials has been given approval for DXCC credit. The call sign used was P5/3Z9DX. He made in the region of 785 QSOs and it is hoped that further visits may be possible in the future.

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