Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 12, 2019

Confused by all the recent talk about the World Radio Conference, CEPT project teams, etc? The RSGB has put together a few slides (3-page/300KB PDF) that explain the layers in the international regulatory cake—these are part of the wider resource on WRC-19 at

Join VERON, the Dutch National Society, in a 2m propagation experiment on Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 1700 to 1900UTC. Make QSOs on the 2m band in any mode you prefer. It’s not a contest but an experiment to get as many radio amateurs on the band as possible. Club Log is handling the statistics. Upload your QSOs in ADIF format. Find out more on the VERON website.

The RSGB invites young people, and an accompanying adult if the child is under 16 years, to join them at the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park on 6 August 2019 for a fun and hands-on workshop where they can learn more about radio and electronics—details on the Bletchley Park website.

A further meeting on Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) was held in Copenhagen in the week beginning 1 July 2019. This was a sub-group of CEPT Committee SE24 charged with work on a report on generic WPT devices. Don Beattie, G3BJ, representing IARU, made input on its projections of harmful emissions from WPT systems, both generic and wireless electric vehicle charging, operating at the existing harmonic emission limits. The IARU also reported on tests carried out on small WPT devices. The IARU continues to argue for tighter emission limits on harmonics and other spurious emissions from WPT systems, which have the potential to cause sustained harmful interference to incumbent radio services.

A new G-2800DXC rotator has been installed on the tower driving the SteppIR beam for GB3RS, the permanent special event station at the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. The work was completed ahead of schedule and GB3RS is now both back on air and available for visiting amateurs to operate during their visit—please bring your licence with you.

The TX Factor video recently made at the RSGB National Radio Centre about the new geostationary satellite OSCAR 100 is now online.

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