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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 access amateur radio and obtain their licence. Following rigorous tests, the…

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. This is your opportunity to choose who you want to be…

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 general. He is still active, mostly on 80m slow scan television.…

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 992 review, photos, features, details, verdict – Business Insider – Business Insider

Crystal Cox/Business Insider It’s perfect. And by “perfect,” I mean there’s never been a better Porsche 911. When I first drove an all-wheel-drive 911, I thought it was like cheating. I enjoy a slightly tail-happy sports car, but I don’t relishRead the full article at https://www.businessinsider.com/porsche-911-carrera-4s-992-review-photos-features-details-verdict-2020-4. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of the article.…

US-Made Spirit Morse Key Takes Off On Kickstarter

AF6L Ham Member QRZ Page A new dual paddle morse key designed by David Oakes, AF6L, and ex-Boeing engineer/machinist Erik Hergert has reached over 50% backing in less than one day on Kickstarter. Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/af6l/the-spirit-morse-key?ref=a56jyb With 58 more days to go, it looks like this project will not only be successful but will be over-subscribed.…

Circumnavigating The Globe Has Never A Dull Moment – CapeNews.net

Fatu Hiva, an island in the Marquesas, was the couple’s first sight of land at the end of a 3,000 mile leg, which took them 22 days. Read the full article at https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/news/circumnavigating-the-globe-has-never-a-dull-moment/article_24d5b596-f1e7-5ce0-b460-1fc1c7f7b322.html. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of the article. The original author is responsible for the content of this post Tweet

Seen on Screen: NBC Sports Joins Virtual Racing Circuit With IndyCar, Short Track iRacing Challenge; SEC Network’s Marty & McGee To Return April 4 – Sports Video Group

Seen on Screen provides a roundup of the current sports programming landscape as networks deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s edition, major networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, and ESPN are combating the silence of no live sports with previously-released, taped, or archival content. Many networks have also continued producing…

DAH-DAH-DAH: A News ThrowBack for CW, in 1941

W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page Some of you may enjoy this old newsreel, when CW was king and organization was vital. Organization is as vital today as ever– watch it happening within our ranks as we speak! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?…?q=on+the+beach+morse+code+sceneFORM=VDVVXX Read the full article at https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/dah-dah-dah-a-news-throwback-for-cw-in-1941.699477/. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of the article. The original…

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