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Book January Advanced distance learning

| December 1, 2017

The next Advanced Distance Learning course run by the Bath-based team is due to start on 26 January 2017, aiming for an exam in early July. The course is free but students must provide their own textbook and calculator, and arrange their own exam when the time comes. Guidance is provided by the course team. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 1, 2017

The RSGB Youth Committee is delighted to have the call sign MX0RYC re-allocated by Ofcom. This call sign was used during the youth DXpedition in Wales in 2015. It will be used by the Youth Committee for our outreach activities. You can follow what they do on twitter @theRSGByouth. Special event station GB17YOTA is on […]

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New FM repeater satellite

| November 24, 2017

A new easy-to-use amateur radio satellite was launched last weekend and was switched on for general use on Thursday. AO-91, also known as RadFxSat and Fox-1B is a Cubesat that carries an FM transponder. The uplink is on 435.250MHz FM, plus or minus Doppler, with a mandatory 67Hz CTCSS tone for access. The downlink is […]

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ITU-R celebrates 90 years

| November 24, 2017

The International Telecommunications Union celebrated 90 years of ITU-Radiocommunications study groups on 21 November 2017. A 90th anniversary celebration issue of the ITUNews magazine can be downloaded (65-page/11.5MB PDF). Also, ITU HQ station 4U1ITU will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

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SDR pioneer dies

| November 24, 2017

Sad news now. One of the pioneers of software-defined radio, Dr Vanu Bose, died suddenly at the age of just 52 on 11 November 2017. He gained his PhD at MIT, founded, and was CEO of Vanu, Inc. His company made much early progress in SDR, including developing the first SDR GSM mobile phone base […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 24, 2017

The recent RSGB VDSL survey highlighted the growing problem with RF noise radiated from phone lines carrying VDSL2 broadband services. Backed by the RSGB Legacy Fund, members of the RSGB EMC Committee are researching and developing RF digital signal processing techniques to identify and, hopefully, help mitigate VDSL RFI. The first stage, which is currently underway, is analysing […]

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