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News for Wales – 29 March 2015

| March 27, 2015

Cleddau Amateur Radio Society is having a club night on Monday. The club net is on Tuesday. Contact Howard, MW0HVB, on 07955 433 456. On Monday 30 March Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Craig, MW0MXT, on 01269 845 773. On Wednesday 1 April Conwy Valley Amateur Radio Club reopens after […]

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Eclipse experiments a great success

| March 23, 2015
Eclipse experiments a great success

The RSGB’s solar eclipse radio experiments on Friday, 20 March were deemed a great success. Many listeners in the UK using medium wave radios reported hearing a big increase in signal strengths from distant stations, such as BBC Radio Scotland on 810kHz, around 09.30—the time of maximum eclipse. Meanwhile, licensed radio amateurs took part in […]

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RSGB supports ISS work in schools

| March 20, 2015
RSGB supports ISS work in schools

The Radio Society of Great Britain has announced its participation in a programme designed to enthuse and encourage young people throughout the United Kingdom into amateur radio and a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station in November of this year […]

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G3RJV wins prestigious technical award

| March 20, 2015

RadCom author and famous QRPer George Dobbs, G3RJV has been awarded the Dayton Hamvention Technical Excellence Award for a lifetime of work for QRP. He has helped many amateur radio operators build their own equipment as well as writing columns in both Practical Wireless and RadCom and books on the subject. Congratulations George. Other winners […]

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GB3PY turns 40

| March 20, 2015

The UHF repeater GB3PY turns 40-years-old in March and to celebrate this anniversary of the first ever UHF voice repeater in the UK being licensed, GB3PY will be using the callsign GB40PY for the rest of the year, with immediate effect. Ofcom have issued an NoV and Cambridgeshire Repeater Group will be running a number […]

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Cyclone Pam aftermath

| March 20, 2015

Category 5 Cyclone Pam caused severe damage when it hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu last weekend. Recovery is expected to take a very long time. The idyllic location is a haven for tourists and DXpeditioners, with all those who have been there in the past struggling to recognise damaged landmarks now being shown on […]

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