GB2RS News Script for 24 June 2018

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22-Jun-2018, 15:17:20 (

ITU chief declares Z6 prefix illegal

The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union has said that authorising Kosovo Z6 call signs is “unauthorised and illegal”. Houlin Zhao said; “ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its member states. “Consequently, the utilisation of call sign series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the […]
22-Jun-2018, 15:15:32 (

Ofcom equipment for auction

Ofcom is auctioning surplus equipment including vehicles, masts, test and radio communication equipment. The equipment is located at the Baldock Radio Monitoring Station and some of this may be of interest to amateur radio clubs, repeater groups or individual radio amateurs. It should be noted that bidding ends at noon on 27 June 2018 and […]
22-Jun-2018, 15:11:04 (

Curtis Keyer inventor goes SK

Many seasoned CW operators will remember fondly the Curtis Morse keyer chip. The ground-breaking device, which revolutionised electronic keyers, was developed in the late 1960s by John G. Curtis, K6KU, who was more often known as Jack. Sadly, Jack became a Silent Key on 4 June 2018. His legacy lives on in thousands of devices; […]
22-Jun-2018, 15:08:44 (

Barry ARC Train-the-Trainers course

An RSGB Train the Trainers course will take place at Barry Amateur Radio Club on the Saturday, 21 July 2018. Running from 10am in the bowling green board room at Sully Sports and Social Club, this free course is intended for club training officers. It includes the latest information and techniques on training people for […]
22-Jun-2018, 15:05:30 (

The K7RA Solar Update

On Wednesday, June 20 reported the sudden emergence of sunspot AR2715. The sunspot number on that day shot up to 54, and it was 53 the next day. Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (June 14-20) was 25.7, up from 4 the previous week. Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 74. Solar flux was 82.1 on June 20.

We have not seen numbers such as this since last Sept...

22-Jun-2018, 10:38:00 (

IARU Welcomes Member-Society for St. Kitts & Nevis

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has welcomed the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) as its newest member-society. IARU member-societies on May 28 completed voting on the proposed admission of SKNAARS to the IARU to represent St. Kitts & Nevis.

SKNAARS does not claim to represent Anguilla, which is already represented in the IARU by the Anguilla Amateur Radio So...

21-Jun-2018, 17:19:00 (

KX9X Wins the June QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the June 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day” by Sean Kutzko, KX9X. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.

20-Jun-2018, 18:11:00 (