Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 15, 2016

The RSGB is looking for a new Company Secretary. This is a key role in the Society’s governance regime and provides important support in the running of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings. The main duties of the post are set out in the Society’s Articles of Association, and detailed terms of reference are available from the General Manager by email to Applications should be in by 31 August 2016.

The RSGB Board Chair, Steve Hartley, G0FUW, will address the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium at the Holiday Inn, Guildford on 31 July. He will give an insight into the RSGB support given to the schools involved in the Principia ARISS contacts and how the Society plans to build on those successes. He will also outline the Schools Link Project, which aims to show schools how they can use amateur radio to deliver ‘core’ science in a practical way to enrich the learning experience, and in the process hopefully generate some new radio amateurs, and maybe radio communication engineers. Further information is available at

Youngsters on the Air 2016 is taking place in Austria all next week. Over 100 youngsters from 30 IARU member societies, including a team from the USA, will be having a lot of fun with amateur radio. There will be many workshops, optimising their skills in electronics and contesting and well as making new international friends. On Monday at 1025UTC there will even be a telebridge ARISS contact with astronaut Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ. OE2YOTA will be on air on most bands in several modes, so give these young people a call.

The organisers of the Weston-super-Mare Rally on 18 September would like to ask all those traders and clubs who had planned to attend the rally, including those with bookings already to please contact Dave, G4CXQ on 07871 034 206 or by email to The original organiser has been taken ill abroad and the relevant files are unavailable at this time.

The construction of the Codebreakers’ Wall surrounding Hut 8 at Bletchley Park has been finished. The wall is a re-creation of the original wartime blast wall. You can sponsor a brick to be engraved with the name of a veteran, with your name or in memory of a loved one. The Codebreakers’ Wall will be a memorial that will last for generations at Bletchley Park and the money raised will help to complete the transformation of this historic place.

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