Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 23, 2021

On the third weekends of April and May, the IARU Region 1 organised the first 50MHz and 70MHz Machine Generated Modes-only contests. The official results are now published here. Congratulations to G4PLZ, who achieved top placing in both contests in the six hour section. His best DX on 50MHz was in excess of 1,700km, and he achieved almost 1,600km on 70MHz.

In line with Government advice, Bletchley Park has relaxed their requirement for mask wearing and social distancing. Their visit-booking system is still in place. Whilst the RSGB acknowledges that the legal requirement of COVID precautions has been reduced, we wish to take a more cautious approach at the National Radio Centre (NRC). As space in the NRC is restricted and there is limited air flow, the wellbeing of visitors and volunteers is paramount. This means many Covid precautions such as face coverings and social distancing within the NRC will still be required. The GB3RS station is still unavailable for visiting amateurs, but we will bring you news when this situation changes.

As GB2RS continues to expand, it is a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to two new newsreaders. Leigh, M5GWH has joined the existing team in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Essex newsreaders have been joined by Richard, G0NAD. In addition to reading a brand-new broadcast on 70cm, Richard is also assisting with the 4m service in that area. And listeners in the north of England may like to note that the 145.525MHz broadcast from MM0JNL is now additionally covering Northumbria.

The QSL Bureau sub-manager for the G4T-Z group is retiring and a replacement volunteer to distribute cards to this active sub-group is urgently needed. If you are an RSGB Member with time, a little space, some basic computer skills plus the desire to help your fellow members, the bureau would like to hear from you. You can find out more by emailing

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