Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 24, 2018

The next RSGB Train the Trainers will be held on Saturday the 1st of September, from 9.30am to 5pm. It takes place at Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club, St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0QH. This venue is the HQ of Wolverhampton ARS. For more information, or to book a place, please contact Ron Wellsted via email to

The Bath Radio Classes team will be running a Foundation course from the 12th of September. This will be their last under the current syllabus. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm at the Scout HQ in the centre of Bath. Cost will be about £60 including textbook, exam and room hire. An Intermediate course will follow on in October. Full details from Steve, G0FUW via e-mail to

The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ, from the 12th to the 14th of October. There will be a vast array of talks and a provisional programme is at Early Bird discounts for the RSGB Convention have just been extended to the 31st of August. So you still have a few days left to get your packages for this flagship event at a lower price. Don’t forget, under 21’s get free admission.

The RSGB has released another presentation from its 2017 Convention into the Members’ Area video portal, which is at In his talk on HF Propagation at Sunspot Minimum, RSGB Propagation Studies Committee Chair Steve Nichols, G0KYA asks, and answers, the questions ‘When is it?’, ‘What can we expect?’, and ‘How can we make the most of the HF bands as we approach and pass sunspot minimum?’. Take a look and, if it inspires you to go to the 2018 Convention, you can book online at

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU with a school in India, scheduled for Monday the 27th of August at approximately 0806UTC. The conversation will be conducted in English. The contact will be a telebridge operated by ON4ISS in Belgium. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800MHz FM.

The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This 10th anniversary event takes place on the 28th and 29th of September and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts. Among all the usual rally attractions like a big RSGB bookstall, traders, flea market and the Bring and Buy, the winners of the National Club of the Year 2017, sponsored by Waters and Stanton, will be announced. You can get full details of the event and Fast Track advance entry tickets at

Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society, which celebrates its 70th birthday in October, would like to hear from all current and past members to help mark the anniversary. Please contact David via the club website,


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