Sunday 7th of June 2020
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
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COTY Regional winner

Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society winner of the RSGB West Midlands Regional club of the year 2012 and 2013.
2012 was a fantastic year for Wolverhampton ARS, a year of rejuvenation as well as our 90th Birthday. We have seen a steady growth in our membership and with a full program of events we have become more active than in recent years and went on to win the Regional award for 2013.
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Tonight @ 8 ? RSGB launches new webinar series
As another part of our national ?Get on the air to care? campaign with the NHS, the RSGB is launching a new series of live webinars. The series is called Tonight @ 8 and will start on Monday, 15 June 2020. Initially there will be four webinars running every other week. The webinars will be […]

Last chance to respond ? Ofcom EMF consultation
Now is the last chance to submit your response to the Ofcom consultation on exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) to meet the closing date of 12 June 2020. The RSGB's own response to the Ofcom consultation has been added ahead of this deadline to the EMF page at rsgb.org/emf. In summary, the RSGB appreciates the […]

IARU paper on digital device noise
IARU EMC specialists Tore Worren, LA9QL and Martin Sach, G8KDF have submitted a paper to CISPR concerning the increasing impact of multiple digital devices on the noise levels in the radio spectrum. The paper was considered at the CISPR Steering Committee in late May 2020, and adopted for circulation to CISPR National Committee for comment […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
It is great to see amateur radio still being profiled on the wider media as the momentum of our ?Get on the air to care? campaign with the NHS continues to grow. This week RSGB Board Director Mike Bruce, Region 11 Representative Dean Brice, and Warrington Amateur Radio Club were all featured?go to rsgb.org/gota2c-media to […]

GB2RS News Script for 7 June 2020
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ARRL News Feed

ARISS Establishes Itself as an Independent Organization

Going forward, the US arm of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station International working group will be known as ARISS-USA, an independent organization. ARISS serves as the intermediary to arrange contacts between schools and organizations on Earth and ISS crew members. ARISS-USA incorporated as a non-profit entity in Maryland in late May. The move will allow ARISS-USA to work ind...

The Yasme Foundation Announces Supporting Grant to Open Research Institute

The Yasme Foundation has made a supporting grant to the Open Research Institute (ORI) to enable completion of ORI's Phase 4 Ground Station Project. ORI is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) research and development organization that provides all of its work to the general public under the principles of open source and open access to research. The Phase 4 Ground Station Project is an open-source satelli...

KN6EQU Balloon Wins Cross-Country Educational Challenge Race

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) partner ISS Above inventor Liam Kennedy, KN6EQU, of Pasadena, California, has been declared the winner of a mid-altitude cross-continent educational challenge balloon race. His balloon was one of four launched on June 1 from the west coast with the goal of reaching the Eastern Time Zone first. Coming in second was the balloon of Ted Tagam...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

The K7RA Solar Update

Two new sunspots emerged this week, with a one-day gap on Tuesday with no sunspot. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 0 last week to 3.3 in this week, May 28 through June 3.

It seems odd, but average daily solar flux was 69.6, unchanged from the previous seven days. Average daily planetary A index rose from 4 to 6, but average middle latitude A index was 5.7, same as last week.

Predicted sol...

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Issues Call for Papers

Huntsville Hamfest Canceled

The 2020 Huntsville Hamfest has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event's Board of Directors has announced. The Huntsville Hamfest was sanctioned as the 2020 ARRL Southeastern Division Convention. Full refunds to prepaid commercial and flea market vendors will be processed via the mode in which payment was made. Online ticket purchases will be credited to PayPal accounts. Embassy ...

?June 2020 Festival of Frequency Measurement? Seeks Ham Radio Volunteers

Six Meters Recently Running Hot

WSJT-X Version 2.2.0 is Now in General Release

IARU Region 2 Executive Committee Meets in Videoconference

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee (EC) held its quarterly meeting on May 28 via videoconference. In addition to routine business, the panel was briefed by IARU R2 Workshops Coordinator Augusto Gabaldoni, OA4DOH. He reported that, as of the meeting date, nearly 400 have subscribed and more than 2,800 have viewed the first four workshops, either live on Zoo...

COVID-19 Event to Enter High Scorers into a Free Drawing for a Trip

AMSAT Spells Out its GOLF Program Objectives

AMSAT says the aim of its developing ?Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint? (GOLF) satellite program is to place amateur radio transponders in low-Earth orbit (LEO), medium-Earth orbit (MEO), and eventually high-Earth orbit (HEO).

?The goal of the GOLF program is to work by steps through a series of increasingly capable spacecraft to learn skills and systems for which we do not yet have any low-risk ...

The Yasme Foundation Announces Grants, Excellence Award

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced grants of $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and to ARRL scholarship programs for 2020. The Board also named Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, as a recipient of the Yasme Excellence Award. This honor recognizes individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort, and dedication, have made a significant con...

Spring 2020 Section Manager Election Results Announced

Three incumbent ARRL Section Managers were returned to office, while one challenger outpolled an incumbent Section Manager (SM) in contested elections this spring. Section Manager ballots were counted on Monday, June 1, at ARRL Headquarters. Three other incumbent Section Managers were unopposed and will continue with new terms of office, while one candidate was declared elected as the only nomi...