Also in GB2RS News this week…

| May 12, 2017

The International Amateur Radio Union has approved a proposal to admit a new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize to IARU membership. As of the 9th of May, the deadline for voting, 77 member-societies had voted in favour of admitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club, with none opposed. There were no abstentions. An affirmative votes of 55 member-societies were required for approval.

Beacon EI0SIX is now on the air from Enniskerry in County Wicklow. Its operating frequency is 50.005MHz. You should set your dial on USB to 50.004.2MHz and listen for tones using PI4 software, available free from the OZ2M website. The beacon transmit period is the first 60 seconds of every 5 minute time slot. CW is towards the end of the period.

On the evening of the 19th and 20th of May, Bletchley Park is joining Museums at Night, a UK-wide festival of late night openings in museums and galleries. Running from 5 to 9pm you can explore the grounds, codebreaking huts and Mansion house as the daylight fades, just as workers would have done during World War Two. There will be the option to join one of the special guided tours that will give you a deeper insight into the history of the Park and add to the atmosphere of the evening. See the website at for more information.

If you are lucky enough to be going to the Dayton Hamvention next weekend, take a QSL card with you. The Hamvention is borrowing a tradition from Friedrichshafen, Germany’s Ham Radio event, and there will be a QSL wall in Building 1 where visitors can tack up their QSL cards for all to see.

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