Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 13, 2017

Every year on 18 April, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with over three million amateurs worldwide.

Following a resolution that appeared in the Panama Official Gazette of 27 December 2016, the National Authority for Public Services of the Republic of Panama published their 2016 National Frequency Plan that contained the WRC-15 amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz

The RSGB’s third YOTA 2017 vlog has been released, featuring John Gascoigne, 2E0XLX. He is part of the Radio Scouting team at Gilwell Park, where the RSGB will be hosting the IARU YOTA 2017 event in August. Watch it via the RSGB website and, while you’re there, why not take a look at all the other YOTA 2017 information and updates you’ll find in those web pages.

A new Fusion mode Node MB6IOX, number 31368, Room 4136 has been made operational by David, G0TKV near Reading. The Node is attended and not on 24/7, but will be on most evenings and weekends. The locator is IO91LM at 600ft ASL. The system has superior audio quality. It has a good bandwidth capable of carrying Text and Images.

Chertsey Radio club will be running its second virtual buildathon at the end of May or the beginning of June. They will be building a home-brew dual band Yagi antenna and diplexer to use on satellites. For full details see the club blog post at

The RSGB response to the Ofcom consultation on regulations and proposed technical parameters in the 5 GHz band can be found on the RSGB website at

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