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Tag: Ham radio in Europe

Golden Antenna Award

The German town of Bad Bentheim is taking nominations for the Golden Antenna Award. For 50 years, the town has hosted German-Dutch amateur radio days, during which the town stresses the importance of amateur radio as a public service. A committee headed by the mayor of Bad Bentheim will choose the winner. The recipient will…

New RSGB Convention talks on YouTube

The individual presentations from the Introduction To… stream at the successful RSGB 2020 Convention Online are now available on the Society’s YouTube channel. You can catch up on ones you missed, or take the opportunity to watch again the ones you enjoyed most. The keynote presentation and the individual talks in the Learn More About……

New Zealand loses 5MHz

The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) reports that, unfortunately, the New Zealand Defence Force has advised they are not willing to approve another renewal of their 5MHz trial allocation and licence. As a result, all use by New Zealand amateurs of the two trial frequencies, 5353 and 5362kHz, cease from midnight on Saturday,…

Back to GMT this Sunday

Don’t forget, in the UK, the clocks go back one hour at 2am on Sunday, 31 October 2020. We will then we back to Greenwich Mean Time, or UTC, until they change again in March 2021. Category: Front Page News, GB2RS Headlines Read the full article at http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2020/10/23/back-to-gmt-this-sunday/. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of…

GB2RS News Script for 18 October 2020

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 18 October 2020 (11-page/212KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link. Category: GB2RS News Scripts Read the full article at http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/gb2rs-news-scripts/2020/10/16/gb2rs-news-script-for-18-october-2020/. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of the article. The original…

146MHz experiment to continue

All Notices of Variation for the temporary 146 to 147MHz band expire on 31 October 2020. Ofcom has agreed to make the frequencies available for a further year. To take advantage of this band, you will need to apply online for a new Notice of Variation (NoV) even if you have held one before. Go…

Bath Distance Learning places available

We recently announced that the Bath-Based Distance Learning (BBDL) team was resuming its work. There are still a very few places available on the Intermediate course that runs from November this year to March 2021. To open availability as widely as possible, the deadline for applications has been extended until Friday, 23 October 2020. Students…

Jamboree on the Air to go ahead

Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), the world’s largest and radio Scout event promoting friendship and global citizenship takes place over the weekend of 16 to 18 October 2020. There are of course a few difficulties this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the event is going ahead—often with creative ways of operating. Please listen…

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