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RadCom July 2016, Vol. 92, No. 7

| June 20, 2016
RadCom July 2016, Vol. 92, No. 7

The final UK schools contact with the ISS. One of the key objectives of Tim Peake’s mission was to inspire students to take up technology subjects through the Principia project. News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 82 Around Your Region – Events roundup 86 New products 14 News 12 RSGB Matters […]

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GB3UHF now live

| June 17, 2016

New 70cm beacon GB3UHF went on the air on Wednesday, 15 June. It is located at the same site as its sister beacon, GB3VHF, at BT Fairseat in Kent, JO01EH. It uses the same type of three element Yagi antennas pointing in the same directions as those used on GB3VHF and radiates a similar ERP. […]

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US Field Day MW and LW

| June 17, 2016

Next weekend several amateurs with special permits will be operating on medium and long wave throughout ARRL’s Field Day, on the 25th and 26th. Operation will be on 185.3kHz and several spot frequencies in the 472kHz band. Details of the participating stations can be found at tinyurl.com/gb2rs-us-mw.

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National Women in Engineering Day

| June 17, 2016

This Thursday is National Women in Engineering Day. Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club will be visiting Wellesley House School that day, where some 60 girls will be attending from around six schools. The day will include amateur radio, design and computer technology, and electronic science activities for the girls.

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Ofcom online licensing system changes

| June 17, 2016

Ofcom is changing the online licensing systems that support amateur radio. The change is part of a wider initiative to upgrade its licensing systems and extend the range of Wireless Telegraphy Act licences that can be applied for and managed online. For amateurs, new facilities will include the ability for clubs to apply for the […]

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Award for Navassa DXpedition

| June 17, 2016

The 2015 Best Communication Award from DxCoffee and the DXUniversity has been assigned to K1N, the DXpedition to Navassa, which took place in February 2015. The DXpedition took place after many years’ attempts and the website—www.navassadx.com—got many people involved in the details. The team also made good use of Facebook for news and pictures, and […]

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