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RadCom October 2018, Vol. 94, No. 10

man, 17/09/2018 - 16:13
National Hamfest 2018—what bargains will you come away with from the 10th Anniversary show? Membership Services login required, follow the link below or click the cover image. RadCom October 2018, Vol. 94, No. 10 News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 New products 11 […]

Gordon Hunter, GM3ULP, September 2018

man, 17/09/2018 - 14:57
It’s with great sadness we have to inform Members, especially those in Regions 1 & 2 that their previous Regional Representative (Regional Manager) Gordon Hunter, GM3ULP passed away peacefully in Wishaw hospital after a long illness. Gordon was an RSGB member for more than 50 years and had an interest in radio before then. He […]

Amateurs prepare for Hurricane Florence

fre, 14/09/2018 - 17:21
CNN reports the American Radio Relay League has sent seven amateur radio kits to South Carolina to assist with emergency communication ahead of Hurricane Florence. The group used the same kits in Puerto Rico last September when Hurricane Maria knocked out power to most of the island. Short wave radio was key to communicating in […]

IARU plan for WRC-19

fre, 14/09/2018 - 17:19
The Administrative Council of the International Amateur Radio Union held its annual in-person meeting on 8 and 9 September 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. With the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) of the ITU now little more than a year away, the efforts of two dozen IARU volunteers to defend amateur radio’s frequency allocations […]

RSGB 2018 Convention lectures latest

fre, 14/09/2018 - 17:13
The RSGB Convention takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. Our thanks to the principal sponsor, Martin Lynch and Sons. Saturday and Sunday is packed with a diverse range of lectures for all levels of expertise and interest. Magnetic loop antennas offer the […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 14/09/2018 - 17:07
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System reports that two long-time broadcast intruders on the 40m band are gone. Radio Hargeisa in the Republic of Somaliland on 7.120MHz, and Radio Ethiopia on 7.140MHz, departed the band during the last week of August. The RSGB has placed the video of the 2017 Convention lecture ZL7G DXpedition: Planning, […]

Enter the National Hamfest Buildathon

fre, 14/09/2018 - 16:57
A Buildathon is taking place at the National Hamfest in Newark on 28 and 29 September 2018 at the George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark and Nottingham Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY. A place costs only £5, which is refunded as an RSGB book voucher if you complete the project on the day. Details and […]

GB2RS News Script for 16 September 2018

fre, 14/09/2018 - 16:48
Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 16 September 2018

Rallies and Events News – 16 September 2018

fre, 14/09/2018 - 16:44
This Sunday, the 16th, is the second day of the British Amateur Television Club Convention at the Midlands Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Rowley Rd, Baginton CV3 4FR. Details at batc.org.uk. Weston-super-Mare Radio Society is holding its annual rally on Sunday, 16 September at the Campus Community Centre in Worle, near Junction 22 of the M5. […]

DX News – 16 September 2018

fre, 14/09/2018 - 16:40
Alex, IW5ELA will operate mainly CW as 7Q7ELA from 17 to 26 September. It will be a ‘suitcase operation’ while touring Malawi. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Logsearch on Club Log. Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM will be active from Masescha, Liechtenstein from 20 September to 6 October. They will operate […]

News for Wales – 16 September 2018

fre, 14/09/2018 - 15:58
On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is having a DVD night. It will also be operating special event station GB1PCA for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Full details from Steve, MW6CCG on 0787 849 4337. On Monday Wireless in Wales Amateur Radio Club meets as usual for HF operating at the Wireless in Wales Museum, Lenten Pool, […]

WRC-19 Consultations

tor, 13/09/2018 - 19:40
The 2019 World Radio Conference includes a number of agenda items of interest to amateur radio including 50MHz and Wireless Power, as well as items on next generation mobile/Wi-Fi services, satellites etc. Ofcom: Consultation RSGB: Response EU: Consultation by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)   NB: See also our WRC-19 Focus pages  

Growth

ons, 12/09/2018 - 14:28
Develop world class promotional material covering at least 10 unique aspects of the hobby and achieve this through collaboration with special interest groups. Each item produced shall target a specific demographic and purpose. Publish and promote this material through social and other media and complete by June 2020. Encourage participation and accessibility to the hobby […]

Growing and developing amateur radio

ons, 12/09/2018 - 13:46
The RSGB’s five-year strategy includes the strategic priority of Growth—grow and develop amateur radio. This is a very broad, all-encompassing statement which the majority of RSGB activities could fit within. I believe that to truly grow and develop amateur radio we need to fully embrace and support new ideas, promote the hobby at every opportunity, […]

2017 Convention video: ZL7G DXpedition

tir, 11/09/2018 - 15:02
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Convention lecture ZL7G DXpedition: Planning, Logistics, Operating and Beer by Chris Duckling, G3SLV is now available to watch on the RSGB website.

Brazil to get 60m and other new bands

fre, 07/09/2018 - 17:10
ANATEL, the Brazilian telecoms regulator, has produced an updated band plan, effective in a couple of months, which releases 60m to their amateurs. This is the WRC-15 secondary allocation 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with 25W EIRP for Class A operators. In addition they have been granted another two new bands, 135kHz with 1 watt EIRP and […]

South Africa YOTA report

fre, 07/09/2018 - 17:05
The September 2018 issue of the South African national society amateur radio magazine, Radio ZS, reports on the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) event that was recently held in South Africa. You can read all about the proceedings by downloading the newsletter (84-page/9.2MB PDF) from the SARL website. The RSGB YOTA 2018 team posted its […]

Exciting Buildathon opportunity

fre, 07/09/2018 - 16:56
A Buildathon is taking place at the National Hamfest in Newark on 28 and 29 September 2018. A place costs only £5, which is refunded as an RSGB book voucher if you complete the project on the day. As a bonus, the Hamfest organisers are offering free entry to those who book for the Buildathon, […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 07/09/2018 - 16:39
A small team is representing the UK in South Korea for the ARDF World Championships. We’re pleased to report that John Marriott, M0OJM came third in the M70 Foxoring event. The RSGB National Radio Centre is an amazing resource for amateur radio. Last year it showed our hobby to 26,000 people. We have been raising […]

Record numbers visiting NRC

fre, 07/09/2018 - 16:26
The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) is an amazing resource for amateur radio. Last year it showed our hobby to 26,000 people. We have been raising the profile of the NRC via social media, events, presentations, extra equipment, Bletchley Park signage, RadCom articles and extra opening days. As a result, visitor numbers are growing beyond […]

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