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AMSAT-UK Colloquium videos online

| August 19, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of BATC and AMSAT-UK volunteers, videos of presentations at the July 2016 International Space Colloquium are now available on YouTube. These, and previous years’ presentations, can also be downloaded from the AMSAT-UK YouTube channel. AMSAT-UK members operated a satellite ground station during the event, using the call sign G0AUK. Contacts were […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 19, 2016

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR,  Matt Youngblood, KD5FGE and Lori Hicks of FlexRadio visited the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park recently. They delivered a generous donation to the GB3RS station – a FlexRadio FLEX-6500 and a FLEX Maestro. The trio from FlexRadio were met by the RSGB President, Nick Henwood, G3RWF and RSGB General Manager Steve […]

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Ofcom website latest news

| August 12, 2016

We continue to have regular meetings with senior managers at Ofcom about problems with their new licensing system including the issuing of previously used call signs and the continuing need to revalidate amateur licences every five years.  The Society is extremely frustrated at the lack of progress by Ofcom and appreciate the inconvenience caused to […]

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Volunteer for the RSGB

| August 12, 2016

Have you thought about volunteering with the RSGB? The RSGB is always looking for volunteers, whether you can spare a little time or a lot, and wherever you are in the UK. The Volunteer Vacancies page on the RSGB website has recently been updated to make it easier to find the role that would suit […]

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SSTV from ISS this week

| August 12, 2016

Slow-scan television transmissions will be made from the International Space Station on the 15th and 16th of August. The MAI-75 Experiment will transmit SSTV images on 145.8MHz over the course of a few orbits as the space station passes over Moscow. Operators in Europe and South America will have the best chances to receive images. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 12, 2016

Field strength calculation software ICNIRPcalc has been around for a while. You can use it to calculate the distance a person needs to stay clear from a given antenna to ensure that European exposure limits are not exceeded. A new version has been released with an enlarged antenna database plus German, English, French and Swedish […]

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