Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 8, 2018

The Chelsea Pensioners Radio Club, with permanent special event call sign GB4CP, will be— on the air on the 12th, 19th and 26th of June from 4pm to 6pm. They will mainly be setting up chats on 2m FM, but also on 20m where possible. Visits may now be arranged, in advance only, which will include a tour of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and a visit their radio shack. For more information email

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary has updated its National Frequency Allocation Table. This, among other changes, initiates the WRC-15 60m allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz, with 15W EIRP maximum power. This replaces special 3-month permits that were discontinued in 2017.

The RSGB has released another 2017 Convention presentation into its online video portal. In his presentation SDR—The Station of the Future, John Linford, G3WGV looks at what software-defined radio offers us as radio amateurs and what our stations might look like in a few years’ time. SDR is as much a disruptive technology as were the advent of semiconductors or synthesisers. It is said that in five years it will no longer be possible to buy a new radio that is not SDR-based.

Services from GB3MCB, GB3NC, GB3HB and GB3NQ are liable to interruption next Saturday. Weather permitting, the Mid-Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group will be undertaking maintenance work on the mast.

The RSGB has now drafted in some additional effort to help produce GB2RS Local News, which is included in this week’s broadcast and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. We apologise for the interruption in service, caused by the ongoing illness of a key staff member. Please send your GB2RS and RadCom information to, not to any other email address. As of Thursday, 7 June 2018 we believe we were up to date with all incoming news, so if you haven’t had a reply to something sent before then, please resend it to

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