Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 29, 2016

At a recent RSGB Board meeting, the application of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 in respect of amateur radio activities was discussed. Board Director Steve Hartley, G0FUW will be preparing an article for RadCom giving guidance to clubs and individual Members on how this legislation applies to them.

Due to the increase in D Star activity with many new users of the mode, UKFM Group Western, who maintain D-Star repeaters throughout the North west, has produced a guide to D-Star etiquette. The web page outlines some common practices and hints on use of repeater linking and radio settings, which will be helpful in maintaining the best use out of the system. The page can be found at under D-Star etiquette.

The RSGB-provided repeater and beacon insurance premium for the period from the 30th of April 2016 to the 29th of April 2017 will be £10 per repeater. If you are a Keeper and have not already received an email about this, you may renew online at the RSGB shop.  A certificate will be sent by e-mail once payment has been received, but please allow a couple of days for applications to be processed.

On the 8th of May there will be no 7127kHz news broadcast from Germany, as both readers are unavailable. News broadcasts will be back to normal on the 15th.

The RSGB Examination Standards Committee wishes to appoint an Examination Standards Manager for the Radio Communications Exams. Reporting to the Examinations Standards Committee, the post is responsible for developing and documenting the internal and external procedures that govern the running of the RCE. Candidates should ideally be located in a central part of the UK and be prepared to travel around the UK. They should have a UK Full amateur radio licence and will ideally have experience in a senior position in industry or mainstream education, with responsibility for leading a team and quality management. Those interested in applying should contact Simon Watts, G3XXH, via email to, providing a brief CV and a covering letter outlining how they meet the requirements of this role.

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