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Optimism for North Korea DXpedition

| August 21, 2015

Persistent optimism continues to prop up the hopes of several individual radio amateurs and groups to mount a DXpedition to the most-wanted and elusive DXCC entity on the globe – the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, P5. EA5RM and EA7AJR met with North Korean officials earlier in August and are hopeful that permission will […]

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Convention booking discount extended

| August 21, 2015

The RSGB Convention takes place over the 9th to the 11th of October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The latest lecture listing is on the RSGB website. The early booking discount for weekend packages has been extended to the 31st of August, so there’s still time to book your weekend at the […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 21, 2015

ARISS, or Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, has arranged a contact between the Space Station and a school in Switzerland on the 24th of August. This contact will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM at 1224UTC for those interested to hear the contact between OR4ISS and HB9SG. The RSGB annual Construction Competition […]

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New 70cm beacon on the air

| August 14, 2015

The Leicestershire Repeater Group is pleased to announce that the new UHF beacon, GB3LEU, became operational on Sunday, 9 August at 1225UTC. It is near Markfield, Leicestershire, IO92IQ and transmits on 432.490MHz. It identifies in Morse as well as JT65. Reports and comments are very welcome to the Beacon Keeper, Geoff, G3TQF, via www.leicestershirerepeatergroup.org.uk. The […]

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Join in the Construction Competition

| August 14, 2015

The RSGB annual Construction Competition closes at the end of September so now is a good time to think about your entry. Have you made something for you local club’s construction competition that could be entered? There are four classes: Junior, Beginner, Craftsman and Designer. Even team entries are allowed for a group build club […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 14, 2015

As more and more communications equipment designs have adopted digital signal processing techniques, the US company Rockwell Collins has announced that it will stop manufacturing its renowned mechanical filters. It did not provide a specific date. In a mechanical filter, input and output transducers convert the electrical signal to and from resonant mechanical vibrations. Rockwell […]

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