Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 17, 2019

Three new videos are now available from the RSGB website. For RSGB Members there are two lectures from the RSGB 2018 Convention—John Worsnop, G4BAO The Wednesday Night Digifest and Steve Nichols, G0KYA The Top HF Propagation Questions and Some Possible Answers. Available to all in the Film Archive, there is a new archive film National Field Day 1947, plus the original RadCom article written about the event. All these and many more interesting videos can be found at

This year the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) takes place, and there is an important motion on the agenda to consolidate and extend access to 50MHz in IARU Region 1, which covers Europe, Africa and Asiatic Russia. One of the national telecoms administrations that is actively supporting the proposal is the Czech Republic; unfortunately some other administrations are actively opposed. To gather solid evidence of the high level of amateur activity on the band, and at the same time to demonstrate that amateurs can coexist with other band users including the military, IARU is supporting a monitoring trial on 13 June 2019. The event is being run by the Czech national radio society, in conjunction with their regulator and it is part activity period, part contest. Government and professional users will be monitoring, and some will be transmitting as well, so it is important that amateurs make a good showing. Remember, by the way, that if you do hear any non-amateur stations you must make sure you do not cause them any interference. Full details of the event can be found on the IARU Region 1 website.

The 200th registration for this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend has been received and it is from Latvia, which is a rare country for the event and a new lighthouse as well. This highly popular event, now in its 22nd year, takes place on 17 and 18 August 2019 with over 500 entries expected. It is a fun weekend with many entrants returning year after year with some taking part every year since 1998—see ILLW website for details and registration form.

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