Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 13, 2019

YOTA Month is in full swing and thanks to local clubs, schools and Scout groups it has already introduced large numbers of youngsters to amateur radio. Flight Refuelling ARS in Wimborne had seven young people involved in their activation. Two were already licensed and they hope at least two of the visitors will be future Foundation candidates. This weekend, 14 and 15 December 2019, the RSGB’s National Radio Centre is hosting the call sign. Do take young family or club members to take part in this event. RSGB Members can download their free Bletchley Park entrance voucher from On Tuesday and Thursday, M0WHP will operate from 1800 to 2359UTC and G0MFR will do the same on Wednesday. On Friday and Saturday, a multi-young operator activity, supervised by M0SDV, will take place over 48 hours. Next Sunday, the 22nd, the Royal School of Signals will operate from 1200 to 1800UTC.

The reports, presentations and minutes from the recent 2019 RSGB Spectrum Forum annual meeting are now available. The material provides a unique overview on a wide range of topics from EMC, HF to VHF and microwaves from both the Society and nationally affiliated groups. This year’s meeting included an overview of the results of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) and recent changes and concerns regarding call signs and licence revalidation. The reports can be found at

There will be no GB2RS news script for Sunday, 29 December 2019. Newsreaders are, of course, free to run a net under their own call sign on their normal transmission slot. An abbreviated script will be prepared for Sunday, 5 January 2020 for those newsreaders who are able to read on that day. Normal service will resume on 12 January 2020. The RSGB would like to take the opportunity to thank all the GB2RS newsreading volunteers for their service to the amateur community throughout the year.

Two more videos from the 2019 RSGB Convention are scheduled for release to Members early next week. First is a recording of Dean Pesnell speaking via Skype about the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Sun and the ionosphere. The second video is RSGB EMC Committee members John Rogers, M0JAV and David Lauder, G0SNO delivering an EMC workshop. Both will be available from, along with many more videos from this, and previous, RSGB Conventions.

Over the Christmas period there are fewer contests than usual so you may like to take part in Worked All Postcodes, sponsored by Moonraker and assisted by several other dealers. The idea is simple—work as many different postcode areas as you can on 4m, 2m, 70cm and 23cm. Activity nights are on Wednesdays, but contacts on any day are valid.

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