New RSGB Examination Standards Manager

The RSGB has announced the appointment of Nigel Barker, M0HZR as the new RSGB Examination Standards Manager.

His interest in radio was sparked when, early on in his career, he spent two years working in an electronics workshop. Over the years he has always held technical roles, and is currently responsible for the server infrastructure of a major UK qualifications awarding body. He has been an invigilator at many RSGB examinations and is particularly interested in the part IT can play in supporting the amateur radio community.

St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) Joins IARU

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has welcomed the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) as its newest member-society. IARU member-societies completed voting on the proposed admission of SKNAARS to the IARU to represent St. Kitts & Nevis.

SKNAARS does not claim to represent Anguilla, which is already represented in the IARU by the Anguilla Amateur Radio Society; the inclusion of Anguilla in the SKNAARS name dates to an earlier time.

With 56 affirmative votes required for admission, 62 affirmative votes were cast, with no dissenting votes. SKNAARS thus becomes a member of the IARU and of IARU Region 2.

Radio Ham Astronaut Named as Minister for Science

Radio amateur and astronaut Pedro Duque KC5RGG / ED4ISS has been named as Minister of Science in the new Spanish Government

His first space mission was STS-95 on the space shuttle Discovery in 1998 and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station and had two ARISS contacts with schools in Spain.

Media Story - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44382051

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station - http://www.ariss.org/