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Australia increases amateur licence flexibility

The Australian comms regulator ACMA has announced a series of changes to give Australian amateurs more options and flexibility. Digital modes and shorter three letter call signs will now be available to Australian foundation licensees. In addition, regional identifiers that indicate which state any amateur is located in no longer need be changed when travelling…

Intermediate Exam practical assessment abolished

The Examination Standards Committee is pleased to announce the latest syllabus revision for the amateur radio licence examinations. Following the valuable feedback from the tutor community, certain points have been clarified. There are no new learning points with this revision—version 1.4—but one very significant change is that the Intermediate practical assessment is to be discontinued…

GB2RS News Script for 2 August 2020

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 2 August 2020 (11-page/195KB 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/2020/07/31/gb2rs-news-script-for-2-august-2020/. STRAY SIGNALS does not claim ownership of the article. The original…

RadCom August 2020, Vol. 96, No. 8

VE day special events—amateurs commemorate wartime British spirit To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 New products 14 News 11 RSGB Matters 6 Special Interest Groups News 16 Regulars Advertisers’ index 93 Antennas, Mike Parkin,…

Two RSGB Board changes

Professor Phillip Willis, M0PHI Phillip Willis, M0PHI has decided recently to stand down as a Board Director for personal reasons. Philip was a Nominated Director until April 2020 when he was co-opted to join the Board for a further period to continue his work with the Spectrum Forum and to assume a new responsibility for…

Fourth Tonight @ 8 webinar streamed

Our fourth live webinar in the Tonight @ 8 series, Getting Started on QO-100 with Dom Smith, M0BLF, was streamed live between 20.00 and 20.55 on Monday, 27 July 2020. A recording of Dom’s webinar with additional information is now available on the RSGB website Or, you can watch it on YouTube Find out about…

Next Tonight @ 8 webinar on Monday

The RSGB’s Tonight @ 8 webinars continue on Monday, 27 July 2020 with a presentation by Dom Smith, M0BLF Getting Started on QO-100. You can watch the live stream and ask questions on the RSGB YouTube channel or the special Tonight @ 8 channel on the BATC website. The webinar series takes a break in…

Tokyo Ham Fair cancelled

JARL, the Japanese national society, has announced the Tokyo Ham Fair—due to be held on 31 October 2020 and 1 November 2020—has been cancelled due to coronavirus. In 2019, 42,000 people are reported to have visited the event that usually takes place in August, it was moved to later in 2020 because of the expected…

July’s RadCom Basics is free to all

With more than 1,000 remote invigilation Foundation licence students having passed, the RSGB is making the July 2020 edition of RadCom Basics a special free-to-everyone edition. With many radio amateurs world-wide still affected by national lockdown restrictions, RadCom Basics is an opportunity to introduce elements of the hobby to newcomers in bite-sized pieces. To read…

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