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Anomalous call signs issuedFri 18th Aug 2017 16:18 BST

Ofcom has informed the RSGB that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. We understand that although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one […]

Listen to ICQ podcast YOTA specialFri 18th Aug 2017 16:15 BST

There is a special ICQ podcast about YOTA 2017—it is well worth a listen. Among other things you’ll hear interviews with some of the young people who took part, sharing their infectious enthusiasm for amateur radio. If you worked the special event station GB17YOTA then you may be eligible for an award. Finally, for a […]

Solar eclipse QSO party on MondayFri 18th Aug 2017 16:09 BST

On Monday a solar total eclipse will sweep across the USA and many radio experiments will be conducted, taking advantage of the expected anomalous propagation conditions. The August RadCom described the solar eclipse QSO party that will take place from 1400 to 2200UTC on Monday, 21 August 2017. Activity will be on several bands from […]

Also in GB2S this week…Fri 18th Aug 2017 16:00 BST

The Malta Communications Agency has authorised a Secondary allocation covering 5.3515 to 5.3665MHz with 15W EIRP, adding to the growing number of countries with a 60m allocation. The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This year’s event takes place on 29 and 30 September 2017 and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur […]

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