Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 17, 2022

Throughout June, many UK radio amateurs may use the letter Q in place of the Regional Secondary Locator. If you would like to join them, the free-of-charge Notice of Variation to your licence that is needed is available via the RSGB website  If you would rather, you may use the suffix /70 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. An NoV is not necessary for the /70 addition to your callsign. There are two awards available for logging or working stations using both the Q RSL or /70 suffix, visit the website and look at Award 70.

A date for your diary now. The next Tonight @8 lecture will take place on the 4 July. This is the final lecture before the summer break. On the 4 July, Peter Duffett-Smith, G3XJE will be looking at Radio waves and antennas…and all that. His presentation covers a range of antenna-related information so there should be something for everyone. Tonight@8 webinars are live-streamed on the RSGB’s YouTube channel,

James Bertram, GM0GMN has been involved in amateur radio since he was a teenager when he first joined the RSGB. He is very active on HF, VHF and UHF with a particular interest in HF DX and DMR. James is also the Secretary of The International Police Association Radio Club, which has more than 100 members. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The radio station VP8GGM at the Goose Green Military Museum in the Falkland Islands will be on air during the International Museum Weekends. You can listen for them today, this weekend the 18 and 19 June  and next weekend, the 25 and 26 June . QSL direct to VP8ADR.

The KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska Island, NA-070, has been rescheduled and is now expected to take place between the 23 and the 28 July. The team includes KL5CX, N3QQ, N7QT, NL8F and W8HC. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the 6 to 40m bands with three stations. QSL via N7RO. See for more information.

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