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GB16YOTA operating news

| December 9, 2016

The special call sign GB16YOTA is on the air to introduce and promote amateur radio to young people. It will be operated from a variety of clubs and organisations throughout December. On Sunday the 10th, the CDXC will be putting the call sign on the air, on the 13th it’s with Otley ARS, from the […]

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Historic transatlantic contact

| December 9, 2016
Historic transatlantic contact

On 11 December 2016 a special amateur radio event will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossen, Scotland. On that day in 1921, a radio signal transmitted from a Radio Club of America (RCA) test station – located in a small shack on the property of Minton […]

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Indonesian earthquake comms

| December 9, 2016

The earthquake in Indonesia on Wednesday struck at 5am local time. It has been reported that it took two hours for the ham radio group to reach the earthquake damage zone with emergency communications. 7.110MHz is being used for emergency traffic, and amateurs are asked to avoid interference during this emergency.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 9, 2016

Research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed technology that could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. The research has discovered new supercapacitor electrolytes that exhibit capacitance values that are between one and ten thousand times […]

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Sandringham kicks off GB16YOTA

| December 2, 2016
Sandringham kicks off GB16YOTA

Sandringham School in St Albans activated the special callsign GB16YOTA for the first time on the first of December. Over 100 students visited the station and a number of young licensees operated during the event. Although conditions were poor and copy was difficult in many cases, they made 97 contacts in 24 countries across the […]

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RAIBC seeks readers

| December 2, 2016

RAIBC, the charity working for radio amateurs with disabilities, produces spoken word recordings of many publications. These include equipment manuals, radio magazines such as RadCom, licence documents, and much more. All recordings are made by volunteers. Only ordinary computer equipment is used, and all that is required is enthusiasm and a clear speaking voice. If […]

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