Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 8, 2019

CQ Magazine has announced that nominations for the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are being accepted until the 1 March 2019. Individuals, clubs, and national organisations may submit nominations. Nominations should clearly indicate that they are for the Contest Hall of Fame and detail the reasons and basis for the nomination, which may be found at Email submission is preferred, with a subject line of Contest Hall of Fame, to

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) scientists have updated the world magnetic model mid-cycle, as Earth’s northern magnetic pole has begun shifting quickly away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia, an NCEI report said this week. The new model more accurately represents the change of the magnetic field since 2015. The alteration could have an impact on government, industry and consumer electronics. You can read the full report on the NCEI website.

The UK Six Metre Group is looking for a membership secretary. They say that the only qualifications are a thorough approach, good IT skills because their membership database is built using Microsoft Access, and the time to give the job regular attention. Plus, of course, a keen interest in the six metre bands! If you think you might be interested in getting involved, please get in touch by email to

Region 1 of the IARU has a Youth Contesting Program where young people have the opportunity to take part in a contest from one of the top contest stations in the region. So far, 9A1A, ES9C and 4O3A are signed up to support young amateurs, alongside LX7I, LZ9W, OZ5E and DP9A. For an application form and more details see the YOTA website.

This year’s RSGB Club of the Year competition has just one category for entrants, and entries must be received by 28 February 2019, so there’s still time to take part. See The RSGB would like to thank Waters & Stanton for their continue sponsorship of this competition.

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