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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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Also in GB2RS this week…

| 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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GB2RS News Script for 25 June 2017

| June 23, 2017

Please click the link below to download this week’s news script* GB2RS News Script for 25 June 2017 *If you are used to the script downloading automatically, please click the link above as that feature is not currently working—our apologies!

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Rallies and Events News – 25 June 2017

| June 23, 2017

The West Of England Radio Rally takes place on Sunday, 25 June, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE. Doors open from 10am to 2pm, with admission priced at £3 for adults and children under 14 free. There will be inside and outside traders, free car parking, a cafe, […]

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