Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 22, 2021

The RSGB QSL Bureau is continuing to search for a new sub-manager for the G4T to G4Z group. Members in this call group are encouraged to check the RSGB website for latest information and not to send further collection envelopes until a new appointment is made. If you enjoy QSL cards, have space and time, plus some basic spreadsheet skills to record and distribute around 20,000 cards a year, plus a desire to support your fellow amateurs, email your interest to

Don’t forget that in the UK the clocks change to UTC or GMT next weekend. Clocks go back one hour at 2am on Sunday, 31 October 2021.

The WSJT development team has announced the general availability release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1. This release mainly contains improvements and defect repairs related to Q65 and JT65 modes when used with non-standard and compound calls. Also included is a new feature for microwave aircraft scatter, and repairs for defects detected since the 2.5.0 release. To find out more, visit the WSJTX web pages.

Eclipse and frequency measurement festivals are worldwide citizen science campaigns in which amateurs and short wave listeners measure Doppler shift from their home stations, using their regular HF receivers. As the shadow of the Moon passes across Antarctica on 4 December 2021, it will generate travelling ionospheric disturbances that will, in turn, affect radio propagation. Data collection will run from 1 to 10 December 2021 and the results will be made available for scientific analysis. All radio amateurs and short wave listeners are invited to join in, even those located far from the path of totality. In 2020, more than 100 individuals from 45 countries took part in eclipse festivals. For more information, see the hamSCI website.

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced that it will be giving a grant to the Seychelles Amateur Radio Association to establish a facility for its amateur radio club.

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