Henry Pinchin, G3VPE, 31st March 2020

Henry was licenced in 1966 and was operational from Spennymoor, County Durham. He became an enthusiastic member of Raynet soon afterwards, initially with Mid Severn Valley Raynet Group, then Solihull and Chelmsley Wood Raynet Group around 1979, and Wes…

Dave – GM3WIL SK

Copied off GM13 Forum.  Also checkout QRZ.com.    Roy – GM4VKI 11:43   #1838   It is with tears in my eys to report the my best mate Dave GM3WIL passed away last night due to a massive heart attack. RIP Pal. Roy GM4VKI  Reply  Like  More  Andy – MM0FMF 12:44   #1839   Sad to hear that Roy. I didn’t …

G2HCG becomes centenarian this week

A good news story to start this week’s news. The RSGB would like to wish Bill Sykes, G2HCG a happy 100th birthday for Wednesday, 8 April 2020. Bill is well-known for his involvement with JBeam aerials and for his in-depth knowledge of aerials in genera…

Remember to vote in RSGB elections

Don’t forget that voting for the RSGB elections is still open. If you’ve struggled to find your Membership number, the Society has made it easier for you by adding it to the righthand sidebar of your Members’ page when you log into Membership Services….

Foundation exams online during pandemic

On the 20 March 2020, the RSGB stopped accepting new exam bookings as part of its response to the government’s guidance concerning coronavirus. Since then, it has been exploring ways in which it can use the online exams platform to enable new people to…

Also in GB2RS this week…

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: the Hope QSO Party. Starting on 6 April 2020 and open to every radio amateu…

GB2RS News Script for 5 April 2020

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Contest News – 5 April 2020

Due to social distancing and movement precautions around the world, most contest organisers are not accepting entries from multi-operator groups or from portable stations. Check the rules before taking part. The First 70MHz contest runs from 0900 to 12…

Propagation News – 5 April 2020

The high speed stream of solar particles from a coronal hole on the Sun last week wasn’t moving as fast as we initially thought. As a result, its impact on Earth, and the subsequent rise in the Kp index to four, happened in the early hours of Tuesday m…