Monday 1st of June 2020
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Regional Winner

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.
The West Midlands Trophy is sponsored by web hosting solutions at www.intermip.net

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GB2RS News Script for 31 May 2020
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 31 May 2020 (11-page/181KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

Remote invigilation exams ? now taking bookings
Following our announcement last week about the introduction of a new booking system for remote invigilation Foundation exams, we are pleased to confirm that bookings have now resumed. Exam bookings can only be made via an online booking form available at rsgb.org/exampay. The next available examination sessions are from 8.00 am on Wednesday, 1 July […]

Respond now to Ofcom EMF consultation
There's not much time left to respond to the Ofcom EMF consultation, which is required by 12 June 2020. The RSGB recommends you acknowledge the need for ICNIRP guidelines but to state that the proposals from Ofcom are not proportionate for amateur licensees. More details on the consultation and the guide to help you with […]

GB2RS newsreaders shine in crisis
The RSGB would like to thank all those who read the news, in whatever medium, for their dedication to the radio amateur community. Their service is even more appreciated during these extraordinary times. All on-air GB2RS newsreaders should check the validity date on their NoV and reapply for a renewal at rsgb.org/nov if necessary.

Also in GB2RS this week?
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the RSGB confirms that this year's National Field Day event, planned for 6 and 7 June 2020, has been cancelled. The Royal Air Force Air Cadets are pleased to announce that the next Exercise Blue Ham will be held on the MoD 5MHz shared band over the weekend of 6 […]


ARRL News Feed

Dan Grady, N2SRK, Appointed as New Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Dan Grady, N2SRK, of Aurora, Colorado, as the new Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Grady will succeed Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, who has stepped down from that post to accept appointment as Colorado Section Manager (SM), taking the reins from SM Jack Ciaccia, WM0G, who resigned effective on June 1 to relocate.

?I am delighted to welcome Dan to ...

Astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley Settling in after Historic Flight

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley, are settling in on board the International Space Station (ISS) after arriving aboard the first commercially built and operated US spacecraft to transport humans into orbit. Behnken and Hurley headed into space on Saturday, May 30, in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, powered by a Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Kennedy. They docked at the ISS Harm...

Radio Amateur, Fellow Astronaut Headed to Space Station after Historic Launch

A radio amateur is one of two NASA astronauts headed to the International Space Station (ISS) following a May 30 launch of a SpaceX rocket that marked the return of human spaceflight to US soil for the first time in almost a decade. The Saturday launch from Cape Kennedy also marked the first time humans traveled aloft via a commercial spacecraft.

Astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley h...

Balloons with APRS Payloads to Race Across North America in Educational Challenge

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.

Social Distancing Exam Sessions Demonstrate Pent-Up Demand for Testing

A recent in-person 'social-distancing? amateur radio exam session in Indiana and a ?drive-in? session in California are representative of those that are relieving some of the pent-up demand for testing. As the COVID-19 pandemic lumbers on, in-person exam sessions have begun to resume across the US and elsewhere in the world.

?With in-person sessions starting up again around the country, we are h...

The K7RA Solar Update

No significant solar activity over the past week, and still no sunspots observed since the end of April. According to Spaceweather.com, the percentage of spotless days in 2020 has inched up another notch to 79%.  The percentage of days showing no sunspots for all of 2019 was 77%.

Average daily solar flux for last week was 69.6, up from 69 during the previous week. Average mid-latitude A index wa...

Rocky Mountain Vice Director Resigns to Accept Appointment as Colorado Section Manager

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, has stepped down from that post to accept appointment as Colorado Section Manager. Wareham would succeed veteran Colorado SM Jack Ciaccia, WM0G, who resigned effective on June 1 after serving since 2011.

?Jack will be moving to the East Coast to be closer to family, and I wish him only the best as he transitions to this next phase...

Global COVID-19 Radio Event Set for June 6 ? 7

Temporary Rule Waivers Announced for 2020 ARRL Field Day

Historic SpaceX Launch Carrying Radio Amateur, Fellow Astronaut, to ISS is Scrubbed

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley will have to wait a few more days to see if the can make US space history, as human spaceflight is poised to return to the US for the first time in almost a decade. SpaceX and NASA scrubbed the launch, which was set for 1833 UTC on May 27. It has been reset for Saturday, May 30, at 1922 UTC.

?Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable ...

Hurricane Exercise Carried Out in Southeastern US

Another New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Available

A new beta (?release candidate?), WSJT-X version 2.2.0-rc2, is now available for downloading from the WSJT-X website, along with a list of new features. The WSJT-X development team has also published additional FT8 ?overflow? frequencies. The WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc2 Release Notes explain:

?Increasing FT8 usage on 40, 30, and 20 meters means that the default 3 kHz subbands are often wall-to-wall with si...

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.

 

Director, Vice Director Nominations Invited in Five ARRL Divisions

Nominations are being invited in five ARRL Divisions for the volunteer positions of Director and Vice Director, for 3-year terms that start January 1, 2021. Affected Divisions are Atlantic, Dakota, Delta, Great Lakes, and Midwest. A nominee must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid amateur radio licensee, and have been a full ARRL member for a continuous term of at least 4 years immediately p...