Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 19, 2021

The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee has launched a consultation on a new, Direct to Full licence exam. It would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system. The Society is encouraging everyone to take part and give their views. The background to this consultation, as well as links to the proposed syllabus and the survey, are at this week carried a report that amateur radio operators are hearing the transmissions coming from the spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet. Some were also hoping to detect NASA’s Perseverance rover as it touched down earlier this week. Find out more here

The first Full Licence course from the Bath-Based Distance Learning team is now closed for applications. Over 250 people have enquired about the training, including a number of amateurs from the USA, and one from France. The team received double the number of applications than the 100 planned spaces. They have expanded the numbers as far as they can but many will have to wait for the next course. The team are looking to rework their plans so they can run a second Full Licence course later in the year. An announcement will be made when that course is ready for any further applications. Please do not make enquiries before that announcement.

The next Youngsters On The Air talk will take place on the 25th of February at 1900UTC. In this newest episode the team will present the main topic, ‘Gone Exploring!’ They plan to discuss activities like Islands on the Air, Summits on the Air and World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio. It will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. They will be streaming live again on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. For YouTube click here

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be held on March the 13th and 14th. You will have a choice of 80 plus speakers to listen to. Your ticket will allow you to visit the event for the following thirty days Just search for QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo for all the details.

The January 2021 issue of 425DX News magazine is now available for download, go to

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