Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 9, 2016

Research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed technology that could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. The research has discovered new supercapacitor electrolytes that exhibit capacitance values that are between one and ten thousand times higher than conventional supercapacitor materials. This could translate into very high energy density supercapacitors, making it possible to recharge devices in just a few seconds.

The International Amateur Radio Union has issued an update on preparations for the World Radio Conference in 2019. The IARU’s prime roles are to work in the areas of spectrum privileges gaining or retaining spectrum for the amateur radio services and making sure that our spectrum remains available for use and free from serious human-made interference. For full information on the work in progress, go to

Vintage radio enthusiasts are invited to participate in an on-air Vintage Radio Weekend on 17 and 18 December. This activity is open to every one who has a classic transmitter or receiver, or who is interested in owning one. Activities can be on any band and mode, and at any time. All participants may download a free self-service VRW award certificate from, where there is also additional information.

Santa Radio, OF9X, will be active until 31 December to promote the Christmas spirit on the radio spectrum. There are 12 ‘elves’ operating OF9X and they will identify themselves with a three letter identity. Work OF9X on as many bands and modes as possible to earn QSO points and work as many elves as possible to get multipliers. Your efforts will be rewarded by Santa Awards, see for details. QSL via OH2BH and Club Log OQRS.

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