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RadCom July 2017, Vol. 93, No. 7

| June 26, 2017
RadCom July 2017, Vol. 93, No. 7

WSJT-X: Work the World—Joe, K1JT, Steve, K9AN and Bill, G4WJS explain News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 New products 16 News 12 RSGB Matters 6 RSGB Members’ special offer 69 Online edition Membership Services login required, follow the link below or click the […]

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Maintenance takes SAQ off the air

| June 23, 2017

There will be no Alexanderson Day over-the-air VLF transmission on 2 July 2017 from SAQ, the Alexanderson alternator station in Sweden. SAQ periodically schedules transmissions with the nearly century-old behemoth that operates on 17.2kHz from the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station. SAQ said the event was cancelled due to ongoing maintenance work at the site. […]

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Asteroid named after radio amateur

| June 23, 2017

The International Astronomical Union has named a celestial body after a radio amateur. Space physicist and radio amateur Asta Pellinen Wannberg, SM3UHV, is a professor at the Department of Physics at Umeå University. She has made a ground-breaking effort to use scattering radar when studying meteors that are activated when small particles penetrate the atmosphere. The […]

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Can you help out with YOTA?

| June 23, 2017

There’s just six weeks to go before the RSGB host the IARU Region 1 Youngsters on the Air activity week. Activities during the week will include Summits on the Air, ARDF, construction, and operating a special event station—amongst many other topics. We are still looking for volunteers from RSGB affiliated clubs to help with various […]

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What would you ask an astronaut?

| June 23, 2017

YOTA teams across the world have been invited to submit questions for the planned contact with the International Space Station during YOTA 2017. Linking with the theme of the amateur radio event, questions should focus on communications, which can include amateur radio, mobile phones, data links, satellites, etc. YOTA team members have been asked to […]

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New exam standards committee chair

| June 23, 2017

The RSGB is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anthony Kent, G8PBH, as Chair of the RSGB Examinations Standards Committee. Tony obtained his call sign, G8PBH, in 1978 and has been active on the bands continuously since. His interests in that time have included home construction, mobile and portable operation and, most recently, DX […]

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