Special Regional Secondary Locator – K for Cornwall

rsgb | November 27, 2015

Ofcom has agreed that the special regional secondary locator, K, may be used between 1 January and 31 December 2016 inclusive by the holder of any amateur radio licence with a main station address in Cornwall, subject to the licensee obtaining a valid Notice of Variation.

It may only be used when the radio equipment is located in Cornwall.

Use of this NoV is optional, and can be obtained from the RSGB website at www.rsgb.org/k-for-cornwall from 1 December 2015, but may not be used until 1 January 2016.

Cornish clubs have set up the Kernow Award, and there will be a special activity day on St Piran’s Day, the Patron Saint of Cornwall, on 5 March.

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The Kernow Award

From 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016, radio amateurs with a main address in the County of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly may apply to add the letter ‘K’ as a Regional Secondary Locator (RSL). E.g G3UCQ becomes GK3UCQ.

Why the ‘K’? Kernow is Celtic for Cornwall.

In April, 2014 The U.K. Government announced that the proud history, unique culture, and distinctive language of Cornwall would be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities.The decision to recognise the unique identity of the Cornish, now affords the County the same status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as the UK’s other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish.

OfCom have agreed to allow the use of the RSL for a period of one year to allow radio amateurs, with a main address in Cornwall, to add the letter K to their call signs and to celebrate the unique status of the County.

The Kernow Award is being offered by the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club to stations who make the required number of points. The award offers three levels of achievement for both HF & VHF classes. One point is given per QSO made with a station using the ‘K’ in the call sign, any bands and modes may be used. A station may be worked on the same band with different modes.

No repeater or internet QSOs are allowed. QSOs must be made between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016.

The Special station GB2016K may be active during 2016 and, if so, will count 5 points for each QSO.

CLASS ONE – Amateur Bands 1.8 to 30MHz

Gold – 30 points.
Silver – 20 points.

Bronze – 10 points.

CLASS TWO – Amateur Bands 50 MHz and above

Gold – 15 points.
Silver – 10 points.
Bronze – 5 points.

QSOs may be any mode and band the operator is legally entitled to use.
QSOs between 00:01 UTC 01/01/2016 and 23:59 31/12/2016 only will count.
The Kernow Award certificate will be a free download .pdf file.
All QSOs must be made using the same call sign, but /M /MM or /P is acceptable.

Please email your log in adif format to:-
email The Award Manager. John Farrar, G3UCQ

(This is a work in progress so the conditions for the Award may change before 1/1/2016)



On Thursday, 26 November 2015, 14:13, John Newman <g0vdu wrote:

To the Chairman Cornish Amateur Radio Club.
Hello Ken.
Christmas greetings from the Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group
to you and your members.

I attach a poster about the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the
Mid Cornwall repeater Group. The group would appreciate it if you
could use it to inform members of the Cornish ARC of the event.

We plan to do this on the run up to Christmas and give a reminder
in the New Year.

Kind Regards to you and your members.

73 John (G0VDU)
Hon Secretary MCB&RG

Home Welcome to the Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group.
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Guy Martin Documentary Sunday 29th

Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber
THIS SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER – 7.30pm for 90 minutes.

Guy Martin, the popular broadcaster and renowned speed and engineering fan with XH558.
Broadcasting on Channel 4 and Channel 4 HD, it’s time to get ready for Vulcan XH558 as popular presenter Guy Martin goes behind the scenes with the team during the aircraft’s preparation for her ‘farewell to flight’ tour. Do please check your channel guides now and set your recorder if possible. It will surely be a superb memory of a fantastic send-off for XH558 as we prepare for a new and exciting role.

Includes an exclusive section where Guy flies with ‘The Blades’ Aerobatic Team in close-formation.


Social evening

A reminder that we are again meeting this evening at the Countryman, Piece, Carnkie, Redruth from around 1930Hrs onwards.

Hope to see you there.

Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group – AGM

If you use the repeaters regularly and support the MCBRG perhaps you should consider going along to
the AGM and perhaps offer your support to them by becomming a Committee Member?

Give it sopme thought.

Annouincement from Roger G4OCO

The Repeater Group will be holding an AGM on Saturday 16th January 2016 (from 2pm to 4pm)

at Treverbyn Community Hall, Treverbyn, Stenalees, St Austell PL26 8TL.

We have changed the meeting to a weekend daytime event in the hope that

more of you will be able to attend this year.

There is a large free car park and refreshments will be provided.

We will not be streaming the event on the internet this year, so it is important

you come to vote and make your views known.

The agenda will be as per the Constitution:

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of previous AGM

3. Chairman’s Report.

4. Secretary’s Report

5 Treasurer’s Report

6. Repeater Keeper’s Report

7. Beacon Keeper’s Report

8. Election of new officers and committee.members

9. Election of auditor

10. Any other business

Proposals for the positions of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and six Ordinary members

should be sent to the secretary not less than 14 days before the meeting and should be seconded by a

group member. (send to John Newman, G0VDU – g0vdu)

Under the constitution each Cornish Radio Club is also allowed to propose a committee member.

These proposals should also be sent to the secretary.

Items under AOB should be notified to the secretary in writing not less than 14 days before the meeting .

Group members with voting rights for the purpose of this meeting are those

who have donated or paid pledges since January 2015.

Please put the date in your diary and come along and support your local repeater group.

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EURAO Party – Autumn 2015: novices also exist

A good one for those new operators to meet like minded ‘Novice’ Amateurs from other nations. Here a Foundation Licence holder has ree range on the bands, in other countries this is not the case so give those less fortunate than you with a smaller range of operating frequencies a treat and maske contact with them.

This is NOT a contest.

Here is an activity for the newer licensees to give them the chance of working similar amateurs internationally who are Novices with, unlike UK Foundation holder have limited acces to segments of the HF Spectrum.

EURAO Party – Autumn 2015: novices also exist
Wed, 18/11/2015 – 23:00 — eurao

The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: “novices also exist”. Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple ‘rules’, better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: to facilitate international QSOs to novices who have access only to restricted segments of our bands, because they also have the right to have fun and meet other hams all over the world. Of course also SWLing is welcome.

Date & time: December 19th and 20th, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for novices:

CW: 3.580, 7.032, 10.118, 14.064, 18.088, 21.062, 24.906 and 28.062 MHz;

SSB: 3.680, 7.080, 14.180, 18.160, 21.380, 24.980 and 28.380 MHz.

Call: “CQ EURAO Party”.

Exchange: because this is a QSO event, not a contest, you can talk about whatever you want, in any language, and for as long as you like. Here are some topic suggestions to get the conversation going: name, city, locator, weather, antennas, rigs, etc.

Also talk about QSL interchange. Tell the truth. Say “no, thanks” if you are not interested in QSL cards. But if you would like to have a memory of your contact, feel free to use our EuroBureauQSL (see below).

Logs: for statistic purposes only, we ask participants to submit their logs in ADIF format to party@eurao.org, where the filename should be your callsign (e.g. EA3RKF.ADI).

There will be no results or league tables, only statistical information about number of QSOs, countries, callsigns, OMs/YLs/Clubs, etc.

Certificate of Participation: for those sending the log and with a minimum of 10% QSOs confirmed.

EuroBureauQSL: you can use it to interchange QSLs even if you are not member. In this case, just send the QSL to the entry point in the country of contacted station.


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