Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 27, 2019

In Australia, Foundation licensees have gained some digital privileges. The changes include digital modes for Foundation licensees, the removal of the requirement for Foundation licensees to use commercial equipment and a general relaxation of the emission bandwidths for all classes of licence. There are no changes to output power or bands. The changes took effect on 21 September 2019.

Moonraker launched a new version of Worked All Postcodes at the National Hamfest on the 27 September 2019. The challenge is to work as many postcodes as possible, simplex only, any mode on the 70MHz, 144MHz, 430MHz and 1296MHz bands. The first 10 people to work 30 unique postcodes on the 2m band, confirmed by both stations via the app, will get the pick of some great prizes. A suggested activity night is Wednesday, from 1900 to 2200UTC using SSB on 144.625MHz ±QRM. Download the worked all postcodes on Google Play or the App Store or visit

The next edition of RadCom Basics is now available. Each edition of RadCom Basics explores key aspects of amateur radio in a straightforward way. RadCom Basics is sent as an email alert to subscribers when each edition is published. This email provides a list of contents and links to the articles. Log into RSGB Membership Services to subscribe.

With over 60,000 visitors to the RSGB National Radio Centre so far in 2019, we are looking to recruit new volunteers to engage with the public and give radio demonstrations. If you’re interested in becoming an NRC volunteer you should be passionate about meeting people, feel confident explaining the hobby, as well as operating the NRC’s radio station, GB3RS. You should be a licensed amateur, an RSGB Member and be prepared to work a minimum of one—preferably two—days per month. You will be joining a team of enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated volunteers and full training will be given. Travel expenses are paid to volunteers living within reasonable travelling distance and NRC volunteers enjoy numerous benefits associated with volunteering at Bletchley Park. Please email for further information.

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