Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 29, 2016

It is with sadness that we advise Members that two QSL sub-groups have been temporarily suspended, due to the sudden death of John Fogden, G4WSX. He was a stalwart of the RSGB, a long time volunteer who will be missed by many, especially his friends in the G3I-L and G4W-X sub-groups that he handled with diligence for many years. A replacement volunteer is sought for the very busy G3I-L group. At this time it is intended that John’s G4W-X group will be absorbed into a larger group as part of an on-going G4 series review. Please do not send collection envelopes until further notice. Outgoing cards, destined for both call groups, may continue to be sent to the central bureau in the usual way. Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends at this difficult time.

The RSGB 2016 Convention takes place on 7-9 October 2016 at Kents Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes. This year, delegates can learn more from Paul, G4DCV who lives in a town centre semi with a small garden and is surrounded by buildings on rising ground yet still enjoys DXing on 144MHz. He has worked 68 DXCC and 385 squares on 2m. So just how do you work VHF DX from such a very difficult environment? Join us and find out. For more information on this year’s Convention, go to

The Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is the destination for three young amateurs. They were chosen for the 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure, and they’ll set out in August to operate at the island station of Jeff, PJ6/NM1Y. Morgan, KD8ZLK; Ruth, KM4LAO, and Faith, AE4FH will work from the island from 2 to 9 August.

GB4EMF and GM8EMF special event stations will be on the air between the 5 and 7 August as part of the Electromagnetic Field festival near Guildford, Surrey. The amateur radio village at the festival will be run by an enthusiastic group of operators and will invite new and interested people to experience the hobby from midday on Friday to Sunday afternoon. The stations will be operating on HF, VHF and UHF, using a variety of modes. Tickets for the festival are no longer available, but amateurs are encouraged to get in contact or to join in at the village if attending.

UK Astronaut Tim Peake, GB1SS headed a contingent of radio amateurs and youngsters invited to visit the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street earlier this month. Sandringham School student Jessica, M6LPJ, and her headteacher Alan, G4DJX, were among those to visit No. 10.

TX Factor episode 12 is now ready to watch at It’s a bumper summer edition with two rig reviews, the Sun Expert Electronics MB1 transceiver and the Icom IC-7300. Also in this show, is amateur satellite operating.

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