Also in GB2RS this week…

| March 29, 2019

Would you like to help shape the direction of the RSGB in the future? Then why not stand as a Director and become a Board member? Details of what’s involved can be found on pages six and seven of the January 2019 RadCom. For an informal discussion, please contact the Chairman, Ian Shepherd, G4EVK, via email to, by Monday, 15 April 2019 at the latest.

British Summertime starts at 1am Sunday morning, with the clocks jumping forward to 2am. Domestic clocks will read one hour ahead of UTC.

At the RSGB AGM on 27 April 2019 there will be a fascinating talk on the world’s first geostationary amateur radio satellite, Es’hailsat-2, also known as QO-100. Noel Matthews, G8GTZ and Dave Crump, G8GKQ will explain the history of the project, its space launch in February 2019, the equipment you need to work it, plus a demonstration of listening to the satellite via the internet. See for details.

While we’re on the subject of the AGM, we would like to remind RSGB Members that they can vote online on the various Resolutions—details of these are in the April issue of RadCom and at

Advance notice now of a couple of major events in the coming months.

This year’s International Marconi Day will take place on 27 April 2019. Stations are invited to help celebrate Marconi’s birthday by operating from sites that are closely associated with him, or from which he himself operated. For more information, or to register your station, go to

Separately, SOS Radio Week will take place throughout May. The event highlights the amazing work of the RNLI and honours the volunteer Watchkeepers of the National Coastwatch Institution. Individual amateurs and clubs are invited to register as official SOS Radio Week stations—more information at

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