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GB2RS News Script for 4 December 2016

| December 2, 2016

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FUNcube-3 goes live

| November 18, 2016

The EO-79/FUNcube-3 satellite has transitioned to amateur radio service, now that its primary mission has been completed. AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL have announced that the FUNcube U/V transponder has been activated with a regular schedule. Due to power budget constraints, the transponder cannot operate 24/7, so an orbit-specific schedule has been developed. The transponder will commence […]

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472kHz QSO parties soon

| November 18, 2016

If you’re interested in 472kHz, there are two QSO Parties on the horizon. On the 26th and 27th of November it’s QRSS, and on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December it’s the turn of CW. Starting with the sunset about 1700UTC, the organiser says that “we’ll keep on QSOing until your eyes […]

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Russian intruder leaves 20m

| November 18, 2016

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System reports that the Russian military apparently responded positively to a complaint from German telecommunications authorities to eliminate an intruding signal on 20 metres. The Russian Navy RDL signal from Crimea had been transmitting on 14.180MHz, using F1B at 50 baud and 200Hz shift for several days. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 18, 2016

The deep seated major earthquake of magnitude 7.5 that struck the South Island of New Zealand last Monday still has people cut off from road transport due to massive slips and damage. Amateur Radio Emergency Communications National Director Jeff Sayer, ZL4JS advises us that AREC offered its services, but were not needed as the civil […]

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Rallies and Events News – 20 November 2016

| November 18, 2016

Today, the 20th, the 39th CATS Radio & Electronics Bazaar will be held in the Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon CR5 1ES. This is a new venue. Doors will open from 10am to 2pm. Admission is £1.50 and includes a tea or coffee. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and a […]

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