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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1101

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1101 Release Date: April 4, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS and and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:40:14 […]

via the RSGB: Special Event Stations and COVID-19

In the light of government guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic, Ofcom is relaxing the requirement that Special Event Stations be open to members of the public. Ofcom says that applicants may disregard that requirement in the application form and on the online portal, although the form and portal will be amended to remove it in […]

via the RSGB: RSGB contest committees launch ‘Hope QSO Party’

To help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people, the RSGB Contest Committees are launching a new six-week initiative starting on Monday 6 April, called the ‘Hope QSO Party’. Open to every radio amateur, not just RSGB members, this contest will also welcome international participation with […]

via the RSGB: RSGB’s NRC volunteers welcome visitors on the air

Whilst the National Radio Centre itself is currently closed, as is the Bletchley Park museum, the NRC volunteer team have taken the opportunity to run some nets to keep in touch with each other. We are acutely aware that whilst in self-isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in communication, so what better […]

via the RSGB: RSGB HFCC and VHFCC update to recent rule changes

As a result of the government’s updated position on people’s movements, the VHFCC and HFCC have taken the decision that, until further notice, we can no longer allow any entries from stations operating from portable or alternative addresses or from multi-operator stations. Single operator entries from shared stations will also not be accepted unless the […]

via the RSGB: BATC helps clubs to hold virtual meetings

In order to support the worldwide amateur radio community during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, British Amateur Television Club (BATC) is offering free use of the BATC Video Streaming Service and chat facility to any radio club or group of radio amateurs. This will help clubs to hold virtual meetings with HD video and audio streaming […]

via the RSGB: NASA Mars rover has a name

The NASA Mars 2020 rover has a new name—Perseverance—that captures the spirit of exploration, submitted by a 13-year-old student from Virginia. Targeted for launch this July, this rover will search for signs of past microbial life on Mars. After landing in February 2021, it also will collect samples of Martian rocks and dust for a […]

via the RSGB: Coronavirus affects amateur radio events around the world

The RSGB is, like all responsible organisations, following government advice about the Covid-19 virus. The Society is still planning to hold its AGM in Birmingham but is ready to change these plans as necessary if advice about public meetings is upgraded. We will, of course, keep Members informed so please do check our website and […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1097

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1097 Release Date: March 7, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:25:57 Download […]

via the RSGB: RAYNET helps in flooding emergency

North Humber RAYNET were recently activated during the widespread flooding that occurred on 27 February 2020 in Snaith, East Yorkshire. A temporary control station was first established at the ‘washlands’ near the village of the East Cowick during the afternoon of the 26th, with 13 members attending the developing situation over three days. Members were positioned […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1096

Release Date: February 29, 2020 – LEAP YEAR DAY EDITION Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:29:36 […]

via the RSGB: New distance record on the 122GHz band

Using low power silicon chips with barely a milliwatt, an astonishing new world record of 139km has been achieved on the 122GHz millimetre wave amateur band. The distance record set in the California mountains is particularly notable as this frequency suffers from severe atmospheric losses due to an oxygen molecular resonance that add to significant […]

via the RSGB: Ofcom’s policy on two-letter call signs

Ofcom has recently updated its website to clarify its policy relating to the issuing of call signs with two-letter suffixes. The notes can be found on the Ofcom website—select “Amateur radio call sign allocation”. via Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2020/02/28/ofcoms-policy-on-two-letter-call-signs/

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1095

Release Date: February 22, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:28:22 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1095 Trending headlines […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1094

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1094 Release Date: February 15, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Larence, KB2MOB, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1093

Release Date: February 8, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:24:22 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1093 Trending headlines in this weeks […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1092

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1092 Release Date: February 1, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Paul Kolacki, K2FX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running […]