Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 16, 2016

During the festive season Bletchley Park is open to visitors daily except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January. The RSGB would like to extend its thanks to the amazing work by the volunteer team who keep the National Radio Centre open throughout the year. Meanwhile, GCHQ has generously donated £15,000 to the Bletchley Park Trust. The money was raised from the sales of a special edition of the book Prof: Alan Turing Decoded written by his nephew, Sir Dermot Turing. The donation, presented to Bletchley Park recently, will help fund the Oral History Project. This involves staff and volunteers visiting surviving veterans all over the country, to record their memories and observations of life at Bletchley Park.

The first Bath Buildathon took place in 2008, making the next one the 10th in the series. This year the team have selected a Kanga 40m Sudden receiver kit that will come with a pre-drilled box and all the fittings. There are a number of Intermediate students already booked in but there is room for more to join in the fun, even if they are not Intermediate students. The event will take place in the centre of Bath on Saturday, 7 January and will run from 9.30am to 5pm. The cost of the day, including the kit and all parts, will be £40. Further details can be had from Steve, G0FUW, via email to

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports that one of China’s HF over the horizon radars has been transmitting on 6.999MHz, impinging on the very low end of the 40 metre band. Military ALE transmissions have also been heard from Kyrgyzstan on 7050kHz. IARU Monitoring also reports that the Australian Jindalee Operational Radar Network has been heard on 10.131MHz in the amateur 30 metre band; Amateur radio is secondary on 30 metres. Radio Eritrea appeared in November on 7180kHz, together with white noise from Ethiopia. The frequencies 7146.5, 7175, and 7185kHz were reported to be in use as well. Reports of amateur radio band intruders may be logged on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System logger, at

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