Category: RSGB

via the RSGB: Keep hurricane frequencies clear

Hurricane Irma is getting widespread news coverage and will affect many countries in the Caribbean. There are the usual American nets on 14.265 and 14.325MHz to gather information on the storm. Several other frequencies will be used and amateurs in IARU Region 1 are asked to please take steps to avoid interference with emergency operations. […]

via the RSGB: Abuse causes repeater shutdowns

The RSGB have been made aware that due to continuing and sustained repeater abuse, GB3DY at Wirksworth and GB3EE at Chesterfield have been required by Ofcom to close down for 14 days. The RSGB’s Amateur Radio Observation Service and the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee are working to formalise an agreed process for dealing with unfortunate […]

Young English Radio Amateur Completes the Wainrights on the Air Challenge

Twelve-year-old Lauren Richardson, M6HLR — one of the youngest hams in England — completed the Wainrights on the Air Challenge on August 1. The Challenge is an ambitious activity that involves climbing all 214 of the Cumbrian Wainright fells — hills and mountains, described in A. Wainwright’s seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (1955–66) […]

via the RSGB: YOTA flag handed to the RSGB

Last weekend, the IARU Region 1 International Youth meeting took place at the HAM Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen. An enthusiastic group of young people and youth workers attended. On Saturday afternoon the official Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) flag was brought to the RSGB accompanied by the loud cheering of a group of youngsters. via […]

via the RSGB: Why on earth does the RSGB need a Strategy? Why don’t you just ‘get on with it’?

This is a question that has been asked of Board members in the last few weeks since we published the Strategy. As the newly-elected Board Chair, let me try and answer the question. Every organisation needs a Strategy to know where it should focus its efforts and resources. The world of amateur radio is constantly developing […]

via the RSGB: Asteroid named after radio amateur

The International Astronomical Union has named a celestial body after a radio amateur. Space physicist and radio amateur Asta Pellinen Wannberg, SM3UHV, is a professor at the Department of Physics at Umea University. She has made a ground-breaking effort to use scattering radar when studying meteors that are activated when small particles penetrate the atmosphere. […]

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