Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 7, 2020

Venues and dates for the 2020 series of Train the Trainers courses can be found on the RSGB website at In order to ensure that courses are run as cost-effectively as possible between 20 and 25 candidates are needed for each course. To reserve a place on any of the courses please email with your name and telephone number. The first course to run will be held in Telford on 21 March 2020; it currently has eight places available. Following Telford will be Cardiff on 18 April 2020—this course currently still has space so please book as soon as possible. Details of other courses are available on the website.

The RSGB’s Examinations and Syllabus Review Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Fenton, M0ODZ to the group. Greg has had a lifelong interest in amateur radio and in more recent years he also became involved with Makerspace in Newcastle. After gaining his Full licence he started to take part in amateur radio teaching, including to his youngest daughter who is now also a licensed radio amateur. Like Tony, G7ETW who also joined the group recently, Greg has already brought fresh enthusiasm and ideas to the group and the RSGB looks forward to his continued participation.

Due to essential maintenance, the Radio Room at the RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park will be closed to visitors on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Whilst the NRC itself will remain open to visitors, it means that the station GB3RS will be off-air and unavailable for any visiting radio amateurs to operate. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The work should be completed by mid-afternoon and hence GB3RS may be on-air later in the day but, by closing for the day, we are allowing for any over-run needed to complete the work.

Provisional results for the last IARU R1 VHF Contest are available on the IARU Region 1 website. Congratulations to GM4ZUK/P who was the highest placed UK station in the single operation 145MHz section and G8P who were the highest placed team in the multi-operator 145MHz section. G3XDY was the highest placed UK station in the six hour 145MHz section

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