Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 11, 2017

From 16 to 27 August 2017, Medway Amateur Receiving and Transmitting Society will be holding their annual field event at Milton and District Scout Camp, Bexon Lane, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8HD. Over the two weeks the club will be on the air on the 80m to 70cm bands using their three call signs G2FJA/P, G5MW/P and G8MWA/P. Any one who contacts all three call signs by SSB, data or CW over the two weeks will receive a commemorative certificate either by eQSL or email. On the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 there will be specialised demonstrations at the field using microwaves, antennas, WSPRlite and data. For further updates please visit

Ofcom has issued frequency clearances for four microwave beacons. These are GB3FNM at Farnham on 2.3GHz, GB3LPC at Bampton on 3.4GHz, a move of GB3KEU to Finningley on 5.7GHz and a change to GB3KBQ in Taunton on 10GHz. These are all secondary allocations where RSGB supports and encourages activity.

The end of the Early Bird discount for bookings at the RSGB’s Convention is fast approaching. The deadline is 18 August 2017 and the event takes place from 13 to 15 October 2017. The provisional programme is now available on the website.

Marcus Hazel-McGown, MM0ZIF has decided to step down as Regional Manager for Scotland South and the Western Isles. The RSGB would like to thank Marcus for his hard work during his term as Regional Manager. We are of course seeking a replacement Regional Manager and would welcome applications from any one living in the Region who is keen to represent the Society and help support and develop amateur radio in the area. For further details, please contact RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB via email to

YOTA 2017 ends this weekend and the 80 young radio amateurs from 26 countries will make their way home after a week of operating, visits and construction projects. A quick preview of the amazing CW transceiver that Hans, G0UPL designed for the YOTA teams to build is at There was lots of activity in the shack on GB17YOTA and, at the time this script was prepared, over 8,000 QSOs were in the log. They also had the first FT8 mode transatlantic contact on 6m on Thursday. More information at

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