Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 16, 2022

The RSGB is bringing its Jubilee activities to a close as a mark of respect for the Queen. The Society’s website is being updated and the Innovation 70 award has been cancelled. If you have collected QSOs between 1 and 30 June 2022 for the Jubilee Award 70, you may still submit an application to the RSGB Awards Manager before 31 October 2022. Details of how to do so will remain on the activity section of the RSGB website at

As the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) approaches, the studies regarding 23cm and RNSS satellites are working towards conclusions. However, the IARU is not content that all the operational aspects of the amateur service usage of the 1240 to 1300MHz band are being properly considered to develop an acceptable compromise for all concerned parties. You can find some more detail on the areas of concern in the discussion paper posted on the global IARU WRC-23 web pages.

On Friday, 23 September 2022, a team from hi-impact, based on the Wirral, will be working with Everton Free School on another high altitude balloon launch. Launching near Welshpool, at 11am, you can listen out on 434.250MHz USB, and the RTTY transmission will be 300 baud with a 910Hz shift. The callsign will be EVERTONFS. The flight will be SSDV enabled, so there will be pictures being beamed back to Earth.

The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the national society in Canada, is holding its AGM this Sunday at 1600UTC. The AGM will start with A Fireside Chat on the Future of Amateur Radio. Those involved will be Tim Ellam, VE6SH, President of the IARU; Rick Roderick, K5UR, President of the ARRL; Stewart Bryant, G3YSX, the RSGB President; and Phil A. McBride, VA3QR, the President of RAC. You can find out more at

December is Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) month. This brings an opportunity for individuals, clubs, schools and groups to run an amateur radio station with the aim of getting youngsters active on the air. The RSGB is inviting applications to host the special callsign GB22YOTA, pending Ofcom approval. Activations can be big or small and can be made however you wish. To register your interest please email Jamie, M0SDV at with details of the activity you’re planning. Please also include your name, organisation and the callsign of the Full licensee who will host the activation.

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