Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 13, 2020

The IARU Region 1 Political Relations Committee attended a European workshop that is drafting the next radio spectrum programme for the 2025 to 2030 period. Topics included strategic spectrum issues, climate change and EMF. The IARU was pleased to be able to submit a contribution that is now available with inputs from other stakeholders at

We received sad news this week. John Devoldere, ON4UN became a Silent Key on 9 November 2020. Well-known as a lowband DXer, he had been in failing health for some time. In addition to his enthusiasm for operating, he may be best known as the author of Low-Band DXing and HF Ethics and Operating that was adopted by the IARU. Our thoughts are with his family and friends around the world.

Dave Johnson, G4DPZ gave an online satellite talk to Mid-Ulster ARC and the video is now available on the club’s YouTube channel. He covered the many amateur satellites in low Earth orbit that operate in the 145.8 to 146MHz and 435 to 438MHz satellite bands, plus the QO-100 geostationary satellite that uses 2.4GHz and 10GHz. Another talk is an evening with Laurie Margolis, G3UML, the BBC journalist and News Editor who was the radio amateur that broke news of the Falkland Islands invasion in 1982.

The RSGB is taking part in December YOTA Month but the COVID-19 restrictions will make the event very different this year. If you are a parent with a newly-licensed youngster in your family, you can apply to host the call sign GB20YOTA safely from your own home. You must be a Full licence holder to apply for the call sign. You can book an appointment slot within a set calendar shown on the GB20YOTA page on To register your interest, or to reserve an operating slot, contact RSGB YOTA Month Coordinator Jamie, M0SDV via email to

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