RSGB News (30 November 2022)
Centenary Tests, YOTA, and More
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Volunteers needed for the Exams and Syllabus Review Group (ERSG)
We are looking for additional members for the Exams and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG), formerly known as the Exams Group (EG). Membership of the Group now includes places for club tutors who hold a Full amateur radio licence and have taught the Full Syllabus for at least two years. To make an application or to find out more, email the Examination Standards Committee Chair, Tony Kent, G8PBH at [email protected] Applications should include a brief description of your relevant experience professionally and/or in an amateur radio training capacity. Further information about the group, including its terms of reference and membership, can be found on the ESRG page of the RSGB website at rsgb.org/esrg
146/147MHz NoV extension
Ofcom has agreed to the RSGB request to extend the 146/147MHz NoV for a further year. It is available on a non-interference basis and the NoV is subject to a 30-day notice period of change or withdrawal. Full licence holders can apply for the 146/147MHz NoV via the RSGB website at https://rsgb.org/nov
RSGB 2022 Convention Presentations Released
The RSGB has released two individual 2022 Convention presentations. These start a series of videos that will be released before Christmas. In the first, Professor Alwyn Seeds, G8DOH talks about “Building a VHF/UHF Contest Station”. The second presentation is by Hans Summers, G0UPL who explains “The QCX CW transceiver kit story: design, development, five years of production and evolution”. Part of the second presentation was live-streamed during the Convention but you can now watch it all on the RSGB YouTube channel – RSGB 2022 Convention playlist
RSGB Transatlantic Centenary Tests
Don’t forget the Transatlantic Centenary Tests event that starts at 0000UTC this Thursday, 1 December and runs for the whole month. There are awards available for working the special stations and also opportunities to book an operating slot if you are an RSGB Member and hold a Full Licence. Go to www.rsgb.org/tct for full information.
YOTA (Youngsters on the Air) Month begins on Thursday and runs throughout December. This is an opportunity for individuals, clubs, groups and schools to run an amateur radio station with the aim of getting youngsters active on the air. There is still time to host the special call sign GB22YOTA – to see the latest GB22YOTA activation schedule, visit GB22YOTA. To book a slot, email Jamie, M0SDV at [email protected] with your name, organisation and the callsign of the Full licensee who will host the activation. There are some new hosts this year but it would be great to have more clubs, groups or schools involved.
(Source: Heather Parsons, RSGB)