Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 16, 2020

The IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference concluded on Friday. The plenary saw numerous recommendations across a wide range of general, HF, VHF, UHF, microwave and EMC matters, including youth and spectrum issues. The RSGB was a leading contributor and was pleased at the success of its proposals. Barry Lewis, G4SJH was elected as the new Chair for IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, succeeding David Court, EI3IO. Overall, the online format enabled a great team effort across all our volunteers. A fuller report will be available in due course via the IARU Region 1 website.

The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) is holding its virtual Convention next Saturday, 24 October 2020. Known as CAT 20, proceedings start at 10am and will incorporate a series of talks. These will include details of the hugely popular BATC Portsdown digital ATV transmitter and its accompanying receiver, the Ryde. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned ATVer there will be something for everyone in this fascinating exciting part of the hobby. You can watch the action free, via the live stream at

The UNESCO International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place on 3 December 2020. If you are planning any amateur radio activity in support of the day, IARU would like to hear from you so they can publish details on the IARU Region 1 website. The co-ordinator is Thomas, HB9FXU and further information will appear at

The RSGB will once again be participating in the annual YOTA Month activities in December 2020. Normally, we would encourage large youth groups, schools, Scouting associations, and amateur radio clubs to participate. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be encouraging large group events. We do hope that smaller groups will be able to participate in the event, while remaining within national and local guidelines. GB20YOTA will be available for Full licence holders to book an appointment slot within a set calendar. This calendar will be available on the GB20YOTA page for you to choose when you want to operate. All operations should be focused with the intention to get young people on the air. To register your interest or to reserve an operating slot, email Jamie, M0SDV, at

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