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RSGB 2018 Convention

Detailed planning has now started for the 2018 RSGB Convention in October. We are keen to hear suggestions for talks to be given at the event. Please email any ideas to .

We plan the usual broad mix across the five streams with topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels. AMSAT will be organising some of the lectures as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the Convention again this year.

Club of the Year

There is still time for RSGB Affiliated clubs to enter the Club of the Year competition, kindly sponsored by Waters & Stanton. The theme this year is Mentoring and Retention. As last year, the RSGB will be judging entries in two categories: clubs with fewer than 25 members and clubs with 25 or more members during 2017, and there will be separate prizes for each category.

Please use the entry form on the Club of the Year pages which must be sent to your Regional Manager by 28 February 2018. Regional winners will be announced at the RSGB AGM on 21 April 2018 in Birmingham. The RSGB Board will judge the national winners, which will be announced at the National Hamfest in September.

Latest RSGB 2017 Convention lecture released

Paul Marsh, M0EYT was involved recently in confirming a signal reading from what is believed to be Image, a NASA satellite lost and presumed dead in 2005. Paul explained to the RSGB "I was checking Scott's discovery and it just so happened that the Image satellite was in view at the time Robert Tilley sent his Twitter."

Paul spoke at the RSGB 2017 Convention on the topic Amateur Deep Space Receptionand we have just released his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Congratulations to James, Ian, Will, Rob and Clive who all got indicative passes when they sat their Intermediate Exams on the 10 December 2017.  Due to a technical issue with the exam, the results could not be posted till now, but I am please to be able to announce them.  Pete de M0OFM, Chair.

Message from a past member

Name : Graham Down

Email : withheld
Commentbox : Members may not remember me, but I did my radio course with Keith and passed - M3FSX.

Since then I had to emigrate to care for my mum, and nearly four years down the line I thought I'd share with you that I have now passed my full license and am now ZS1FSX. (Albeit with intermittent use of an Hf radio.)
I have got a radio in the Landy that I use to coordinate various events such as the Pelican Watch, and this weekends Langebaan cycle challenge, which for my sins I am organising.

In 2018 I will have saved up for a radio and will endeavour to make contact on the air.

For now I wanted to show my appreciation for MARTS. I don't think you'€™ll understand the feeling of walking into a room looking around listening intently and realising that you are the least intelligent person in that room by quite a fair margin. 

It's doubtful that you'€™ll  comprehend the excitement of going home, mind buzzing and absolutely exhausted from trying to follow the conversational topics.

What a rush for which I have yourselves only to thank.

I'€™ve not learnt as much as I should and I scraped through the exam, but I'€™m on air and trying to make a CW 80m machine when a moment comes up.

I will try to get in touch ahead of a meeting and see if the airwaves can float across the continents to you.

Many thanks Graham ZS1FSX

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