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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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Exam syllabus reviews published

| June 16, 2017

A complete review of the syllabus for all three levels of the amateur radio examinations has been completed. The draft of the new syllabus is now available for consultation together with a survey for any comments you may wish to make. The survey will run until 21 July 2017. Please visit rsgb.org/syllabus_review to access the […]

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YOTA 2017 volunteers sought

| June 16, 2017

There’s just seven 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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