Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 16, 2017

Garden City Amateur Radio Club will sponsor the Boy Scouts of America K2BSA/8 special event station at the Michigan Crossroads Council D-Bar-A Scout ranch, locator EN82ix. The station will be on the air from 0300UTC on 25 June to 0500UTC on 28 June. They will start out using 3.840, 7.270 and 14.330MHz. This camp is an opportunity for older Scouts to earn merit badges toward their Eagle Scout award and the radio merit badge.

The recent Hamvention® 2017, at its new venue in Xenia, Ohio, attracted 29,296 attendees. That is the second-largest reported attendance in the history of the event. A flavour of the event can be seen in the July RadCom.

Hundreds of amateur radio stations have reported receiving the WSPR signal being transmitted by CG3EXP on 20, 30, and 40m from the Canada C3 expedition. The expedition is part of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The 220-foot long Polar Prince, a former Canadian Coast Guard vessel, is a research icebreaker is sailing from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. The website contains a live link.

Taking place from 13 to 15 October at Kents Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes, the RSGB Convention lecture programme is, once more, catering for all aspects of amateur radio. We have confirmed talks from the A25UK DXpedition to Botswana and the ZL7G DXpedition to Chatham Island. Professor Hugh Griffiths, G4CNV will speak on Reflections on the History of Radar, making use of recently declassified material from the Public Records Office at Kew. This year, the AMSAT-UK Colloquium is combined with the RSGB Convention and, amongst other space and satellite talks, we are delighted that Professor Monica Grady, who many of you will have seen on television talking about the Rosetta mission, has agreed to come and talk. Monica is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University and has previously presented the prestigious Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the subject of A Voyage in Space and Time. Booking for the event is now open and you can book everything from the whole weekend to a single day ticket—go to for full details.

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