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New SSTV transmissions from ISS

| February 20, 2015

A continuous SSTV transmission is planned from the International Space Station from 1030UTC on the 21st to 2130UTC on the 23rd. It is expected that 12 different photos will be sent on 145.800MHz FM, using the SSTV mode PD180, with three minute off periods between transmissions. One of the photos will show the commemorative diploma […]

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More news on eclipse experiment

| February 20, 2015

In last week’s news, the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee announced the Eclipse Propagation Experiment for the morning of 20 March. The UK will experience up to 89 percent totality, which is likely to reduce the effect of the D layer of the ionosphere above the UK. This could mean that stations may be heard on […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 20, 2015

VLF enthusiasts are planning some experiments during the solar eclipse on March 20. A number of VLF observers will be paying particular attention to received signal strengths during this period and comparing results afterwards, with the aim of compiling reports. Of particular interest will be the NRK signal on 37.5kHz from Grindavik, Iceland. They are […]

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Special callsigns for Cook Islands

| February 13, 2015

Amateurs resident in the Cook Islands have been issued E50x callsigns instead of the usual E51XX to celebrate 50 years of self-governance. The Cook Islands are IOTA reference OC-013. The seven residents may opt to use them for all or part of 2015 in place of their regular E51xx call signs. Visitors to the Cooks […]

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Amateur experiments for solar eclipse

| February 13, 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from the UK. The path of totality will pass north of the UK, but up to 89 percent of totality may be experienced, depending on where you live. As part of British Science Week, the RSGB has prepared a simple experiment using a […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 13, 2015

If you have enjoyed chasing a contact with the K1N Navassa DXpedition you may be interested to hear a sat-phone interview with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, co-team leader of the DXpedition. It was made on 9 February and he sums up the team’s experience so far. The audio file is online at www.dokufunk.org/navassa-e. Episode Seven of […]

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