Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 15, 2016

ANZAC Day on 25 April remembers those who died in 1915 in the fighting at Gallipoli. To commemorate, amateurs in New Zealand and Australia will be on the bands using the same older modes once employed by radio operators in the military. The AM and CW event has become a popular annual ANZAC Day activity with those participating using older, crystal-locked transceivers or former military radios.

The RSGB is pleased to announce that two members of staff have successfully passed their Foundation licence exam. Membership Secretary Clare Davies is now licensed as M6GSV, and RSGB Sales Secretary Louise Routh, is M6TZH. This now means that 11 of the 15 RSGB HQ staff are licensed, with a mixture of Full, Intermediate and Foundations levels.

Voting closes this week, on the 21st, for the 89th RSGB AGM that will be held in Glasgow on Saturday, 23 April, commencing at 12 noon. For details, go to

World Amateur Radio Day takes place on 18 April. It 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 International Amateur Radio Union has announced that Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, has been appointed to serve as IARU Satellite Adviser. He replaces ZS6AKV, who has served as Satellite Advisor since 1994 and to whom the IARU is grateful for his excellent work. Hans has also been nominated as the CEPT coordinator for WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.1, which will consider a formal 50MHz amateur allocation in Region 1.

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