RSGB Convention 2017

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Final Programme Now Released
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The RSGB Convention will, once more be held at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes on 13-15 October 2017

The RSGB Convention programme will have exciting lectures covering HF and DXpeditions along with VHF and Technical ones.  In addition, AMSAT will be organising some of the lectures as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the RSGB Convention this year.  There will be the usual a broad mix across the five streams with topics to cater for all tastes. The Construction Competition will again be held on the Saturday with the prize presentation at 3pm at the ML&S stand.

As usual there will also be lots of interest in our exhibition lounge with displays from a wide number of special interest groups.  Chiltern DX Club, RSGB ARDF committee, AMSAT, UK Microwave Group and UK Six Metre Group will all be present along with a number of others. Near the tea and coffee will be displays from Icom, Kenwood and Yaesu so you can see their latest radio offerings. ML&S will be present selling a wide range of radios and there will be an RSGB bookstall selling our latest publications. There will also be DXCC card checking in the exhibition lounge so don’t forget to bring your QSL cards if you need them validated.

Following the success of our videos last year, for RSGB members only we have released a number of videos of the RSGB 2016 Convention presentations. The latest ones to be released include: The story of SDR and FlexRadio by Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR; Design, construction and finishing by Bob Burns, G3OOU; EMC – diagnosing and reporting RFI by John Rogers, M0JAV; and The rise and rise of 6cm EME by Peter Blair, G3LTF These can be found in our new online video portal.

For non-RSGB members, or if you missed those from the RSGB 2015 Convention, take a look at our YouTube channel where you’ll find a range of presentations including  Navassa Island DXpedition by Glen Johnson W0GJ; Engineering the Gemini Range of LDMOS VHF Power Amplifiers by Chris Bartram GW4DGU; and What Makes the Pings Go Ping? by John Worsnop G4BAO.  We hope these inspire you to join us this year.

We look forward to seeing you at the Convention this year.

Graham Murchie, G4FSG
RSGB Convention Chairman

REMEMBER – Under 21s get free entry to the RSGB Convention

The RSGB Convention is generously sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sonsmls_logo