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Tag: Ham radio in Europe

Isle of Man 3.4 GHz Licensing

The Isle of Man Communications Commission has consulted on the licensing of additional spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. In the case of the 3.4GHz band, the RSGB has responded as per below. Isle of Man CC: Consultation RSGB-Response     Category: Spectrum Forum Papers and Consultations…

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, 14th January 2018

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG (SK) (photo courtesy of G3TXF) Eric Neville Cheadle, G3NUG passed away unexpectedly on the 14th January 2018, reportedly from a suspected heart attack following a routine knee replacement operation. Neville was an amateur’s amateur. A gentleman of the airwaves, he was also a terrific and prolific operator. Chairman of CDXC (Chiltern DX…

Band Plan Changes from 1 Jan 2018

The RSGB has just announced an updating of the Band Plans from 1 Jan 2018. Tutors and students should note that the Band Plans used for examination purposes will NOT be changing. Examination questions will continue to be based on the band plans shown within the Exam Reference Data booklets EX 307, EX308 or EX…

Raspberry Jam at TNMOC

Raspberry Jams are something of a phenomenon. Independent and run by volunteers, they gather together people from all walks of life to celebrate the Raspberry Pi in particular, and digital making in general. The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park is holding a Raspberry Jam for younger people, who are just starting out with…

RSGBTech and RSGBForum have moved

The independent Yahoo groups RSGBTech and RSGBForum have moved to Groups.io. Existing members of both groups, with working accounts, were automatically copied to the corresponding new groups. In addition, previous messages, files and so on held in each group were also copied to the new group location in order to maintain continuity of service. Any…

RSGB Band Plans updated

The 2018 RSGB Band Plans can be found in the forthcoming February edition of RadCom, due to arrive with Members this week, and online. These incorporate changes from the 2017 IARU Region 1 Conference, along with UK usage changes. The main changes are in the 5MHz HF band, and the 50, 144 and 430MHz VHF/UHF…

Morse Competency Scheme

Phil Cragg, G3UGK had indicated that he is standing down as Morse Competency Project Lead. The Society wishes to thank him for his work on behalf of the Training and Education Committee (TEC). The RSGB is now seeking a successor to take forward the Morse Competency Scheme including proposed changes to make the scheme more…

EME to feature on BBC2 show

In 2017, a team led by Noel, G8GTZ and Brian, G4NNS made several visits to Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall to use the 32m GHY6 dish for 3.4GHz and 5.6GHz EME operation. During one of the visits, Michael Portillo and the Great British Railway Journeys team visited and filmed a sequence including EME operation. The…

Volunteer now for RSGB positions

This is the time of year when we call for volunteers to step forward for election at the AGM that will take place at Jurys Inn in Birmingham on 21 April 2018. In 2018 the RSGB will be looking to appoint a President, two elected Board Directors, two nominated Board Directors and two Regional Managers.…