New RSGB ETCC Chair appointed

By rsgb The RSGB is delighted to announce that Andrew Barrett, G8DOR has been appointed as the new Chair of the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC) for an initial period of three years. Andrew is the current Vice-Chair. The ETCC functions to develop and enhance the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications networks and to promote […]

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Bodleian talk on What is Wireless

By rsgb A forthcoming lecture at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford may be interesting to radio amateurs. Jacob Ward, a Bodleian Libraries Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow will be speaking on What is Wireless and will explore what happened to ‘wireless’, from after World War II to the birth of the ‘new’ wireless in the 1980s and 1990s, […]

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NRC to open six days a week

By rsgb The RSGB is pleased to announce that the National Radio Centre, located at Bletchley Park, will now also be open on Mondays. Starting from Easter Monday, 2 April 2018, the NRC will now be open six days a week, closing only on Tuesdays. NRC opening times run in accordance to the Bletchley Park museum, 9.30am […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

By rsgb An international amateur radio team that postponed a December 2017 DXpedition to the disputed Spratly Islands now plans to be on the air in early March from Layang Layang Island, also known as Swallow Reef, under Malaysian call sign 9M0W. The IOTA reference is AS-051. The operation will be on the air on 160 to […]

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New AROS and IW Coordinator

By rsgb Richard Lamont, G4DYA has been appointed to the joint role of Amateur Radio Observation Service and Intruder Watch Coordinator. Richard has been a broadcast engineer with the BBC, an editor of radio magazines and a company director. He also knows his way around the ITU regulations. The RSGB welcomes him to his new role. Richard […]

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Another 2017 Convention talk now online

By rsgb Another RSGB 2017 Convention presentation has been added for RSGB Members to view. The talk is by Ian White, GM3SEK, and called VHF-UHF DX—the Game of Decibels. In a talk aimed at all technical levels, Ian explains that decibels are the ‘currency’ in which we measure our station’s performance. We can count our gains and […]

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New for England Midlands – 25 February 2018

By rsgb We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 145.575MHz at 10am this Sunday and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s a coffee morning at Dunelms cafe, on Wednesday there’s a shack night and Thursday sees a club net on 145.575MHz from 7.30pm. Details […]

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News for England North – 25 February 2018

By rsgb We start with clubs that have several events this week. Denby Dale Radio Club has its net on GB3HD from 10.30am this Sunday and next Sunday. The Foundation course continues on Wednesday. Details from Darran, G0BWB, on 0797 442 3227. Stockport Radio Society continues its Intermediate course on Monday. Tuesday sees a Skills Night and […]

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News for Northern Ireland – 25 February 2018

By rsgb On Thursday Bangor and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk The QSL Bureau, LotW and Clublog by Harry, GI4JTF. Next Saturday and Sunday sees the Foundation course. Details from Harry, GI4JTF, on 0289 042 2762.

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The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot number dropped from 24 during the previous seven days, to 5.6 in the current reporting week, February 15-21. That average is so low because no sunspots have been seen since February 17, and no new sunspot regions were observed since February 4. Average daily solar flux dropped to 70.1 in the current period from 77.4 in the previous week.

Based on the latest 45-day predicti…

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