Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 20, 2019

Since its inception in 1998 the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) has been held on the third full weekend in August. Next year, 2020, that weekend is host to the 75th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific region. The organisers of the ILLW event have therefore decided it would be appropriate to temporarily move it to the following weekend, 22 and 23 August 2020.

Waters and Stanton has announced that Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ, co-founder of Elecraft, will be visiting Portsmouth to give the first UK live demonstration of the Elecraft K4 transceiver. The event will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. All visitors are welcome at Unit 1, Fitzherbert Spur, Portsmouth PO6 1TT.

The next edition of RadCom Basics will be available at the end of September 2019. This edition will look at RSGB awards, in particular for the Foundation licensee; moving up to the Intermediate and Full licences; using digital repeaters; and how and why the HF bands come alive in the autumn. RSGB Members can read previous editions of RadCom Basics by going to To subscribe to RadCom Basics, log into your Membership Services account at and go the Preferences section and click the Subscribe link next to RadCom Basics. RadCom Basics is sent as an email alert to subscribers when each edition is published, with the email providing a list of contents and links to the articles on the RSGB website.

Three more RSGB 2018 Convention videos have been released to the RSGB YouTube channel at Rael Paster, M0RTP talks on Magnetic Loop Antennas; Dave Deane, EI9FBB looks at the Irish Islands IOTA Tour of 2018 and Matthew Phillips, G6WPJ examines FreeDV, Digital Voice for HF and other low SNR channels. There are now over 110 videos on the RSGB YouTube channel.

There’s still time to apply to be part of the Youngsters on the Air Winter Camp in the Netherlands from 12 to 15 December 2019. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2019.

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