Archive for October, 2017

Results of the VDSL interference survey

| October 30, 2017

The EMC Committee would like to thank all 1,200 radio amateurs who took part in the VDSL RFI survey. The results have been analysed and were presented at the RSGB 2017 Convention. You can see a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation or watch the video of EMC Chair John Rogers, M0JAV presenting the findings at the […]

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Check you’re back on GMT

| October 27, 2017

On Sunday, 29 October 2017, at 2am, the UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time, or UTC, by going back one hour to 1am. This marks the official end of British summertime. The mornings will also be lighter, however the evenings will be darker but better for AM DX. Sunday, 25 March 2018 is when the […]

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New IOTA website live

| October 27, 2017

The new Islands on the Air website and the software system that will run the IOTA programme in the future are now fully up and running. Users will be redirected from the old site to the new one and can log in using their existing credentials. Go to www.iota-world.org to learn more about the programme.

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Fox-1 satellite launches soon

| October 27, 2017

The next AMSAT satellite Fox-1 is scheduled to launch on 10 November 2017 at 0947UTC. It will carry a FM transponder with an uplink on 435.250MHz with a 67.0Hz CTCSS and a downlink on 145.960MHz. It will launch on a Delta II vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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Bletchley Park group tour offer

| October 27, 2017

If your radio club is thinking of visiting Bletchley Park with a group of 12 or more in 2018, bookings are now being taken including an offer that comes with a private guided tour and more. Go to the Bletchley Park website to make your booking. If you’re not planning to go as part of […]

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Scottish Microwave Round Table

| October 27, 2017

The Scottish Microwave Round Table will take place on Saturday, 4 November 2017 at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland, Fife. There will be four talks on such subjects as a 10GHz station, 13cm SOTA, a 10GHz beacon and modifications to the DB6NT G2 transverters. The GM round of the UK Microwave Group Projects trophy will […]

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