Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 15, 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017 sees the start of the IARU Region 1 Conference. Delegates will consider around 140 papers covering many aspects of the future of amateur radio. Among the latest inputs are RSGB papers on noise floor measurements and YOTA 2017. Watch out for media updates during the week.

The latest RSGB Convention promotional video is on the RSGB website. You’ll hear a range of people explaining why they go to the Convention and see highlights of what you can expect during a Convention weekend. Tickets and weekend packages are still available—find out more at

Enigma Reloaded takes place from 22 to 30 September 2017. The main goal is to promote as much amateur radio activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II. From the 22th to the 29th, Italians and others registered as activator stations will ensure the activation of their radio stations in order to allow to the participants getting their scores for the Enigma Award Contest. Full details online at

ML&S has launched a video of the new Kenwood TS-590sg 70th anniversary edition—it’s on their YouTube channel.

IARU Region 1, DARC and RSGB volunteers attended the latest CEPT meeting that is preparing for WRC-19. Key items of interest to amateur radio included 50-54MHz, high power wireless charging of electric vehicles and increased use of the 5GHz bands for Wi-Fi and transport.

RADIO DARC is the weekly magazine of the German Amateur Radio Club for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners, with three broadcasts on 6070kHz for Europe. DARC will broadcast during the 24th IARU Region 1 Conference being held in Landshut, Germany. Until 22 September 2017, RADIO DARC will report current news on the conference in six daily special shortwave transmissions.

Icom Inc. will be holding a D-STAR QSO party between 0000UTC on the 22 September 2017 and at 2359UTC on 24 September 2017. For more information visit the D-Star QSO Party website.

SOS Radio Week is moving from January to May so that it, once again, falls in line with the RNLI’s own fundraising event. Like the RNLI’s event, SOS Radio Week will actually last a month so stations can choose to operate on any of four or five weekends. You can register your station now for SOS Radio Week 2018, via the SOS Radio Week website.

Thames Amateur Radio Group is hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers event on Saturday, 9 December 2017 from 9am to 5pm. Training open to candidates from any club and is delivered free to RSGB Members, but the organisers are requesting a £5 donation per candidate towards hall hire, buffet lunch and other refreshments. To book contact

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