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First school ham TV ISS link

| February 12, 2016

The UK ARISS team achieved a world first at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth on Thursday, by receiving live ATV video from the ISS during the contact. Using the HamTV transmitter, which has recently been commissioned on board the ISS, Tim Peake was the first astronaut to use this equipment during a two […]

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Thinking Day next weekend

| February 12, 2016

World Thinking Day will take place on 20 and 21 February. This is when members of Girlguiding use amateur radio to try to contact other members throughout the world as part of the celebrations of their founders’ birthdays. For further details and to add your station to the list of participants go to www.guides-on-the-air.co.uk or […]

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New 472kHz distance record set

| February 12, 2016

Tuesday, 9 February saw a new record set for the longest DX on the new 600m band. WSPR was used by Phil Dwyer, VK3ELV and Laurence Howell, KL7L, the latter operating as WE2XPQ. The contact, from Victoria in Australia to Alaska in the USA, is the first ever between VK3 and KL7 on the 472kHz […]

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Also in GB2RS…

| February 12, 2016

Stuart, M0SGS has been given granted an NoV to operate a Simplex Fusion C4FM Digital Voice Gateway callsign MB6ILE on 431.075MHz. The gateway is located in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, and serves the Leeds and Bradford area. Transmission is via a 70cm folded dipole at about 630ft ASL with a 5 watt output. The system went […]

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GB2RS News Script for 14 February 2016

| February 12, 2016

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Rallies and Events News – 14 February 2016

| February 12, 2016

Sunday, the 14th, the UK Allstar Radioactive Fair will be held at the Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG. The venue is well served by public transport, has free car parking and disabled facilities. Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £4. There will be trade stands, a bring-and-buy, an RSGB book stall and catering […]

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