Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 9, 2021

We are saying farewell to a couple of our long-standing newsreaders. Tony, G1JPV has decided to stand down and we would like to thank him for his dedication to GB2RS. We’re also saying goodbye to Colin, G3ISB/DJ0OK, a stalwart of the 40m broadcasts from Germany alongside Günter, M0DXM/DJ2XB. Thank you Colin for your work on behalf of other amateurs. We wish both Tony and Colin well for the future.

Two new GB2RS news broadcasts begin this weekend. Mick, MI0HOZ will transmit over the Brandmeister DMR network using talk group TG2354, time slot 2, at 12 noon each Sunday. The transmission is being made via five interlinked DMR repeaters in Northern Ireland. Thank you to the repeater keepers who have kindly granted permission for this. George, MM0JNL is starting a new service for the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland, from his station near Berwick-upon-Tweed. The broadcast starts at 12 noon using FM on 145.525MHz.

A reminder that Tonight @ 8 will be at 8pm this Monday, the 12th of April. Alan, W2AEW will give an introduction to VNAs and the NanoVNA. You can watch and ask questions live on the RSGB YouTube channel. For more information about all the Tonight@8 webinars see here

The MicroHAMS Digital conference 2021 will be held on Saturday the 24th of April. There are plans for a section on FreeDV by Walter Holmes, K5WH. Please check here for updates on the programme and how to join.

World Amateur Radio Day is on the 18th of April and EDR, Denmark’s National Society, is sponsoring the 5P0WARD Award. Stations in Europe qualify for a gold award by contacting 12 different 5P0WARD/xx stations on at least four different bands. The xx denotes a different extended suffix to the main callsign. For silver, it is 10 different 5P0WARD/xx stations on at least three bands, and for bronze, contact six different 5P0WARD/xx stations on at least three different bands. You have until the end of the year to apply. More at under 5P0WARD.

Category: GB2RS Headlines