Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 3, 2020

RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB joined the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Club online meeting to hear Dan, KB6NU speak on Having Fun with Morse Code. After Dan’s talk and the question and answer session, the club asked Steve to do a Q&A session. There were a wide range of questions on current topics. Dan’s talk and both Q&A sessions are on YouTube.

In the light of the COVID-19 restrictions, the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee has split the 2020 General Conference into two parts. The first part in October will be a virtual conference and the second, in-person part will be in 2021. The IARU and its member societies face some very significant challenges for the future to ensure that growth into amateur radio is further stimulated and that member societies and the IARU continue to be seen as relevant and supportive by new entrants. The 2021 part of the conference will be run in ‘workshop’ format with active participation from all member societies present.

Dave Wilson, M0OBW, RSGB President and Exams Quality Assurance Manager, has announced that the 1,000th online invigilated exam took place on 1 July 2020. He anticipated that the 1,000th successful candidate will pass the exam sometime this coming week. The RSGB would like to thank all involved in this remote invigilation exam process, including Ofcom, the RSGB exams department and all those invigilating. It’s a great example of amateur radio coming together.

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