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RSGB Convention 2018 news

| February 9, 2018

Detailed planning has now started for the 2018 RSGB Convention in October. The organisers plan the usual broad mix across the five streams with topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels. AMSAT-UK will be organising some of the lectures, as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the Convention again this year. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 9, 2018

A new exhibition opens at Bletchley Park on 16 February 2018 that showcases some of the many stories of life and work at Bletchley Park during WWII. It uses the Bletchley Park’s oral history collection and the Roll of Honour to allow Veterans to tell their own stories through photographs, quotes and audio points. The […]

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Bouvet DXpedition cancelled

| February 5, 2018

In the 72 hours to 2000UTC on 3 February 2018, the team continued to experience high winds, low clouds, fog and rough seas, which had prevented helicopter operations since their arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in the weather forecast for the next four days. Then an issue developed in one of the ship’s […]

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ARISS APRS packet not working

| February 2, 2018

An unidentified anomaly involving the radio serving the ARISS APRS packet system on board the International Space Station has led to the system not functioning. A similar problem has occurred on other occasions and solutions that resolved the problem proved to be only temporary fixes. The system may return to service as it has in […]

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Nominate for the Golden Antenna Award

| February 2, 2018

For almost 50 years, the German town of Bad Bentheim has organised the Dutch-German Ham Convention. During this event the Golden Antenna is awarded for outstanding humanitarian performance, recognising the importance of the hobby during or after disasters. Nominations for this year’s Golden Antenna award should be submitted by 1 June 2018, by email to […]

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RSGBCC log upload practice site opened

| February 2, 2018

The RSGB Contest Support Committee has produced a facility to enable entrants to practice uploading logs for HF and VHF contests to the RSGB Contesting Committees website. This facility accepts logs formatted for the 80m Club Championship Contest and UK Activity Contest. The practice facility uses the same robot that is used for all RSGB […]

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