Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 25, 2017

The major papers and speeches from the HamRadio 2017 show in Friedrichshafen have been made available by DokuFunk. You can find the information on the website along with material from 2016 and previous years.

At the National Hamfest on 29 and 30 September, the UK Six Metre Group has agreed to host Fred, G4BWP so he can facilitate DXCC checking. The National Hamfest takes place at the Newark & Nottingham Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY.

Mainstream media this week has told the story of an M6 amateur in the Bristol area taking an emergency contact, which helped rescue a young girl having a seizure in a remote part of Exmoor. A fuller report is on the BBC website at or you can see the original Bristol Evening Post article at

The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ from the 13th to the 15th of October. Extended Early Bird discounts for the RSGB Convention expire on the 31st of August so book now to take advantage of the lower rates. The Convention website contains full details, including a provisional Programme. Under 21’s get free admission.

This year’s International Air Ambulance event will take place from the 9th to the 17th of September. The event covers two weekends, giving amateurs a great chance to get involved and support the event. Registration is mandatory and all stations taking part will be issued a registration number that will be listed on the website. Awards will be available for those who support the event. Claims for the awards will need to be made to the Award Manager by email to including an excerpt from the log as proof of a valid claim. To register your special event station, go to

The Radio Amateur Old Timers’ Association is holding its AGM on Wednesday the 6th of September at the Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU. The meeting will commence with an informal get-together at noon and the AGM will commence at 1.30pm. For more information contact Ian, G4EAN by email to or 0115 926 2360. Membership of RAOTA is open to anyone with an active interest in amateur radio, see for details.

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