Transatlantic Centenary

The RSGB and the ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® in the US have announced joint events to celebrate the achievement of transatlantic communications by radio amateurs 100 years ago.  In December 1921, ARRL sent Paul F. Godley, who held the US callsign 2ZE, as their representative to listen for amateur signals from North […]

GB2RS News Script for 5 September 2021

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Prof Cathryn Mitchell to headline Convention

The RSGB is delighted to announce that Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the Online Convention on the 9th of October. Her talk, Radio technology and space science – a perfect partnership, will explore the connections between radio and space and will look at the many ways that everyone […]

Newbury children to contact ISS

A group of children at the Mary Hare School for deaf children in Newbury will be talking to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station in October, using amateur radio equipment set up with the help of Newbury and District ARS. The children will each ask a question to the astronaut who will then answer […]

IARU responds to European Commission

The IARU Region 1 Political Relations Committee, PRC, has responded to two recent European Commission consultations to promote the amateur radio viewpoint. In the case of the consultation on ‘Designing mobile phones and tablets to be sustainable – ecodesign’ the PRC responded with a written submission. It is expected to set a precedent for all […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

On Monday 6 September the RSGB starts its autumn Tonight @ 8 webinar series. Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF will give an introduction to meteor scatter communications. These free webinars are livestreamed on the RSGB YouTube channel and you can ask questions during the presentations via live chat. For more information about this and other webinars in the […]

Tonight@8 Intro to meteor scatter

On Monday 6 September the RSGB starts its autumn Tonight @ 8 webinar series. Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF will give an introduction to meteor scatterintroduction to meteor scatter communications. These free webinars are livestreamed on the RSGB YouTube channel and you can ask questions during the presentations via live chat. For more information about this and […]

Rallies and Events News – 5 September 2021

Before travelling to any rally or event, please check the event’s website as there may be alterations or cancellations due to the pandemic. The annual Telford HamFest takes place today, the 5th of September, at the Harper Adams University campus near Telford, Shropshire. The event opens at 10.15am, with talk-in via GB4THF. Details can be […]

DX News – 5 September 2021

Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM will be active from Liechtenstein from the 5th to the 28th of September. Usually they operate CW, RTTY and some SSB on the 160 to 6m bands. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. Claudio, HB9OAU will be active holiday style as SV5/HB9OAU from the Greek island of Karpathos, IOTA […]

Special Events News – 5 September 2021

GB2SCC will be activated at St Cynllo’s Church in Coed Y Bryn as part of CHOTA this year. They expect to be active mostly on 80m and 40m SSB between 10am and 4pm from IO72TB, with perhaps some 20m, 17m and 15m SSB excursions if conditions permit. QSL will be via the bureau. Thurrock Acorns […]