Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 24, 2017

The recent RSGB VDSL survey highlighted the growing problem with RF noise radiated from phone lines carrying VDSL2 broadband services. Backed by the RSGB Legacy Fund, members of the RSGB EMC Committee are researching and developing RF digital signal processing techniques to identify and, hopefully, help mitigate VDSL RFI. The first stage, which is currently underway, is analysing files recorded by amateurs around the country and submitted via the VDSL survey. The team will report progress as it happens.

The RSGB Emerging Technology Coordination Committee, or ETCC, develops and enhances the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications systems, and promotes the introduction and roll-out of appropriate new technologies. The Chair of the ETCC, John McCullagh, GI4BWM, has decided to retire from his role, after many years of invaluable service. RSGB is therefore seeking a volunteer, who must be an RSGB Member, to take over the position. The position of Chair of the ETCC Committee is offered for an initial period of up to three years. Any one interested in this important role should, in the first instance, write to Steve Thomas, M1ACB, RSGB General Manager, via email to, providing details of their amateur radio and other relevant experience.

The RSGB telephone system suffered some problems this week. Some calls went unanswered and we may have lost some messages that were left. The RSGB apologises for any one inconvenienced by these issues.

This weekend sandwiches between so-called Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These relatively new traditions see discounts from all kinds of sellers, including the RSGB Bookshop. If you are an RSGB Member and have kept the RSGB up-to-date with your email address, you will also have received an extra discount voucher. All RSGB Members are encouraged to visit from time to time to make sure all their details are up-to-date.

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