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VP8STI shuts down early

| January 29, 2016

After managing to recover from the effects of a fierce South Atlantic storm, an emergency resulting from the storm has forced the VP8STI team back to their transport vessel, the R/V Braveheart. They were able to remove all of the VP8STI equipment from Southern Thule on 26 January. The DXpedition team is now headed for […]

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Amateurs help in USA snowstorms

| January 29, 2016

Last weekend’s severe snowstorms in the United States saw many Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers on standby in case of need. Nets were set up on 40m plus VHF and UHF repeaters, using a variety of modes. The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club took part in storm-related operations on Long Island, New York.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 29, 2016

The AggieSat4 satellite carrying the University of Texas CubeSat Bevo-2 is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station on January 29. Both have amateur radio payloads. After release, AGS4 will eject Bevo-2 and perform relative navigation tasks as well as take pictures of the release of Bevo-2. The IARU has coordinated these frequencies […]

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New 134GHz DX record

| January 22, 2016

A new UK 134GHz DX record was set by Ian, G8KQW and John, G8ACE, who achieved 35.6km on 16 January, over a line of sight path between Cheesefoot Head and Chute Causeway. Signals were 10dB above noise at best. The key enabler for success on this extended distance record contact was lower path loss due […]

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Club of the Year deadline extended

| January 22, 2016

The deadline for entries to the Club of the Year 2015 Competition has been extended to 29 February. The national competition is kindly sponsored by Waters and Stanton. For details of how to enter, please go to www.rsgb.org/coty. The regional winners of the competition will be announced at the RSGB Annual General Meeting in April […]

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Apply for Board and Regional positions

| January 22, 2016

The deadline for nominations for the position of President, Board or Regional Manager in regions one to four, six to nine, and 13 is 1 February 2016. Details of the nomination process are in both the January and February RadCom and at www.rsgb.org.uk/elections2016.

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