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Amateur Radio Society to participate in international lighthouse event – St. Augustine Record

The Record The St. Augustine Lighthouse Maritime Museum will join more than 400 lighthouses from throughout the world for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18, with support from the St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society (SAARS) on the museum grounds. SAARS members will operate the HAM radios and communicate…

Buildathon at RSGB Convention

The RSGB Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from the 11th to the 13th of October. The Buildathon on Saturday evening is a little different. Presented as an alternative to the Gala Dinner, those attending the Buildathon get a hot cold buffet and an evening of surface mount construction. The event includes the food and…

146MHz band gets extra year

Ofcom has agreed to extend for a further year the Notice of Variation (NoV) for 146-147MHz to encourage radio amateurs to experiment and test new communications schemes and systems. The current NoVs expire on 31 October 2019. Any Full licence holder may apply for an experimental NoV for the 146-147MHz band: go to www.rsgb.org/nov for…

VRT withdraws slur against radio amateurs

G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page VRT withdraws slur against radio amateursBelgium’s Flemish broadcaster VRT falsely said radio amateurs were likely responsible for the transmission of fictional traffic information to vehicle dashboard screens VRT Niews published the story on August 13, a Google translation of what they said reads: “The burglars are most likely radio amateurs.…

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