Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 10, 2018

The Perseids meteor shower will peak between the night of Sunday, 12 August 2018 and the early morning hours of the 13th. You may be able to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak. You can also catch glimpses of the Perseid meteors until the last week of August. See GB2RS Propagation News to find out more about meteor shower activity on the VHF bands.

The 2018 UK High Altitude Society annual conference and general high altitude balloon get-together will be held at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire on Saturday, 18 August 2018. There will be usual broad spectrum of high altitude balloon talks from beginner to advanced. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit Tickets cost £30, with a concession for students.

EARTH EX 2018 is an international cross-sector exercise sponsored by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council. This year’s EARTH EX event on 22 August 2018 is a virtual international exercise opportunity. It supports the amateur radio capabilities of communities as, in the event of a grid emergency, radio communications may be the only form of communications able to assist in the restoration of critical lifeline infrastructures and provide support for mass care operations. To register go to and select the private sector on the right and then select the radio communications lane. You will receive a confirmation email that will be used to access the exercise any time on 22 August 2018.

Please note that the new RSGB amateur radio exams syllabus will be released during the week commencing 13 August 2018. Watch for the September RadCom that will give a fuller understanding of the milestones of the changeover. A companion document for tutors will be released at the same time. You can read the full announcement at

The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. Any established HF DXer may make a nomination. The nominee should be an up-and-coming HF DXer who has made rapid progress in the last year. This prestigious RSGB award will be presented at the RSGB Convention on 12 to 14 October 2018. Please send nominations to HF Manager Ian Greenshields, G4FSU, by email to to arrive no later than Friday, 14 September 2018.

Advance notice now—the British Railways Amateur Radio Society AGM will be held at the Brunswick Inn in Derby on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 starting at 1.15pm. For more information about the AGM please go to and follow the link from the front page.

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