GQRP Convention 2019

The 2019 Convention takes place next weekend starting on the evening of Saturday 31st August 2019 with a Buildathon and social gathering. It all takes place at the Harper Adams University campus north of Telford.

This year's buildathon project is unashamedly retro in that it is a tribute to our founder, George Dobbs, G3RJV SK. We are building his 'Sunday Best' VFO and then having a drift challenge shoot out. There are a few places not spoken for so if you would like to join in, drop me an email.

We have also asked members to bring their own G3RJV projects to show and tell and help us all celebrate George's legacy.

We have some great speakers lined up for the Sunday, including Colin, G3VTT, speaking about QRP at sea and Peter, VK3YE, giving us his view from down under.

There will also be traders and a bring and buy on the Sunday. Graham, G3MFJ, will be there with the Club Sales.

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AMSAT Space Symposium Call for Papers

AMSAT has issued a call for papers for the 50th Anniversary AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium to be held on the weekend of 18 -20th October 2019 at The Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia.

Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite community. We request a tentative title of your presentation as soon as possible, with final copy to be submitted by 23rd September 2019 for inclusion in the printed proceedings. Abstracts and papers should be sent to Dan Schultz at

Buildathon at RSGB Convention 2019

The Buildathon on Saturday evening is a little different. Presented as an alternative to the Gala Dinner, those attending the Buildathon get a hot & cold buffet and an evening of surface mount construction. The event includes the food and also the SMD Sudden 2, a 40m direct conversion receiver made and supplied by Kanga Products UK. All necessary equipment will be provided and there’s a helpful team of volunteers to assist you through the build.

The RSGB Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from the 11th to the 13th of October 2019.

For more info, to book your Buildathon place, weekend packages or day tickets, go to

Early Bird discounts have been extended until the 1st of September 2019.