Archive for January, 2015
The Russian ARISS team plan to activate SSTV from the International Space Station on Sunday 1 February. The expected SSTV mode will be PD180 on 145.800MHz with three minute off periods between transmissions. A total of 12 different photos will be sent during the operational period. This is the second series of pictures to be […]
Coming up in the next few weeks will be a DXpedition to the island of Navassa, IOTA NA-098. Navassa has not been on the air for 22 years and the authorities have said it will be at least another 10 years before a further licence is issued. This all suggests that there will be a […]
Steve Nichols, G0KYA, chairman of the RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee, has produced a 40 minute movie presentation for clubs entitled Understanding HF Propagation. This has been produced in response to requests for propagation talks, but where the distances needed to deliver the talk have proved a stumbling block. The presentation looks at the sun, sunspots, […]
The RSGB Contest Committee has issued a rule change concerning the use of machine generated modes in the UK Activity Contest that comes into force from today, 1 February. The use of machine generated transmission modes, or MGM, are permitted in the AX section of all UK Activity Contests and in all sections of the […]
On 27 January, the East Yorkshire Repeater Group took delivery of a Yaesu Fusion DR-1XE repeater kindly sponsored by LAM Communications. This will be used to upgrade GB3HS on 145.65MHz. The recent change of site and antennas for GB3HS now allows access using just a 5W handheld in the centre of Hull and in Grimsby.
The RSGB’s new Facebook Page is proving popular. Please do Like our Page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/theRSGB—over 1,200 people have done so in the first week. You can get up-to-date news as well as information about events and Member offers in your newsfeeds as well as have the chance to comment on posts […]