GB2RS NEWS Sunday 23rd April 2017 The news headlines: International Girls in ICT Day Volunteers sought for Scottish event G4DDK to speak at the Dayton Hamvention International Girls in ICT Day takes place on the 27th of April. It is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience technology in a whole new light. The initiative, backed by all ITU Member States, aims to create a global environment that encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies. Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ITUGirlsInICT to see if any events are taking place near you. CQScotland.com will be coordinating a group kit building event and Micro:Bit showcase for young persons at Braehead Arena, Glasgow G51 4BN on the 7th of May. A group of volunteers will guide the building of a simple electronic project or BBC Micro:Bit Morse code transceiver. Parents or guardians with young persons wanting to join in the fun, should register their initial interest at the CQScotland.com website. Radio amateurs, electronics enthusiasts or fans of the BBC Micro:Bit are invited to join the Volunteer Team. You will help guide a young person to successfully complete their electronic project in about an hour. Please register your initial interest at CQScotland.com This initiative is supported by the Radio Society of Great Britain and the Micro:Bit Educational Foundation. Sam Jewell, G4DDK, winner of the 2016 RSGB Construction Competition, has been invited to speak at the Dayton Hamvention in May, He will be talking about transverters at the VHF Forum. An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact is planned for a school in France on the 27th at approximately 0852UTC. The radio contact will be operated by F8KGY. Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800MHz narrowband FM. HamTV will be activated and video will be visible at www.batc.tv/iss/ York Radio Club has taken over management of the GB3HG Repeater. Output is 145.625MHz with the input at -600kHz and a CTCSS of 88.5Hz. The new repeater keeper is Arthur, G8IMZ who can be contacted via the York Radio Club website at www.yorkradioclub.uk The group would like to thank Harrogate Repeater Group for all their hard work with this repeater in the past.