Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 21, 2018

You can now read the responses from the RSGB and other interested groups and individual amateurs to Ofcom’s Consultation, UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19).

As mentioned last week, Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ is planning a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2kHz. Tuning-up will start around 0730UTC and a message will be transmitted at 0800UTC. The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson YouTube channel. Two amateur radio stations calling SK6SAQ will be active on the 24th on 7.035 and 14.035MHz CW, and 3.755MHz SSB.

Two more 2018 RSGB Convention videos are now available to Members. Popular Convention speaker Jim Bacon, G3YLA deliver his talk on Sporadic E revisited and Roger Balister, G3KMA speaks about Islands on the Air matters, with the announcement of the new IOTA groups and the untold IOTA story.

The RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. It will also be closed for a private event on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Outside of these times, volunteers look forward to welcoming visitors seven days a week, especially RSGB Members who can download a free entry voucher for Bletchley Park from RSGB Membership Services.

RSGB HQ is closed for the Christmas and New Year period from 4.30pm on Friday, 21 December 2018. It opens again at 8.30am on Wednesday, 2 January 2018. In the meantime, if you need information about amateur radio, exams or RadCom you’ll find lots of information on the RSGB website.

The IARU has announced the next annual Youngsters On The Air summer camp, which will take place in Bulgaria, close to the capital city, Sofia. The Bulgarian Federation of Radioamateurs will be hosting the event. The RSGB plan to send a team to the event and applications for the UK team leader and team members will be invited in due course.

Worked all Postcodes is an award scheme announced by radio dealer Moonraker. Participants need to work as many postcodes as possible using a maximum of 10W, any mode, on the 70, 144, 430 and 1296MHz bands. Wednesday will be activity night and awards will be available for different numbers of postcodes. This all starts on 2 January 2019 so keep an eye on the Moonraker blog for more information.

Three draft RSGB papers concerning VHF/UHF and Microwave matters for the forthcoming IARU Interim Meeting in 2019 are now available on the Society’s IARU Consultation Forum at   Registering on the forum (which also has EMC and Propagation topics) is quite straightforward. Comments are welcome on the papers before their submission. Additional papers on other topics are in development by both RSGB and other IARU Member Societies and will be available in the new year.

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