Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 8, 2017

Following a request from the Radio Society of Kenya, the Kenya state radio regulator has advised that a new 60m allocation has been granted between 5275kHz and 5450kHz on a secondary basis. All modes are permitted, with a maximum power of 400W PEP.

Discount rates are available for taking the UK amateur radio exams at the RSGB Convention on 14-15 October 2017. The Foundation and Intermediate, taken together on the 14th, are £45 instead of £60, while the Intermediate and Full exams on the 14th and 15th are £52 together instead of £70. For the adventurous and well-prepared, you can take all three exams for £73 instead of £97.50. Foundation and Intermediate candidates must have had their Practical Assessment signed off before the Convention. Those wanting to take an FCC test for an US licence can do so on the Sunday. For full details of all of these exam offers see Taking exams at the Convention—it is important to note that the booking deadlines are quite soon. The Advanced deadline is 22 September 2017, while the Foundation and Intermediate must be booked by 29 September 2017.

The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California will host the 18th annual Route 66 On The Air special event between 9 and 17 September 2017. The event offers radio amateurs a chance to perhaps relive their own Route 66 memories and to celebrate the famed highway’s 91st anniversary. There will be 21 stations, two of them rovers, operating in or around the major cities along Route 66. Using the call signs W6A to W6U, details of frequencies can be found at Please be aware that some of the stations may have to move their operating frequencies to accommodate hurricane traffic. Radio amateurs who operate while driving on Route 66 may take part in the event by using the designations mobile 66 or /66 after their call signs. Each participating club will issue its own commemorative QSL card to celebrate this event. Certificates are available.

The DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated on ClubLog. The top three are P5, North Korea, 3Y/B, Bouvet Island and FT5/W, Crozet Island. The complete list is at

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