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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 8, 2015

AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL have announced that a new FUNcube communications package, based on the British-designed FUNcube-1, has been selected as a major payload for the Nayif-1 CubeSat mission. This 1U mission is intended to provide Emirati students with a tool to design and test systems in space. It is being developed by the Emirates Institution […]

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Amateur radio Nepal emergency comms

| May 1, 2015

The situation in Nepal, hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last weekend, seems to be getting worse as time passes. Many people are still buried in collapsed buildings and caught in rubble from landslides, and there are fears that the death toll will continue to rise. Amateur radio has been active throughout the emergency and many […]

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RadCom Plus launched

| May 1, 2015

The first edition of the new RSGB online magazine RadCom Plus is now available to RSGB Members via the RSGB website at rsgb.org/radcom-plus. It contains construction projects for a high performance 2m masthead preamp, a 1.8 to 146MHz Z-match and a PLL that provides an accurate and stable frequency source. There are theoretical articles on […]

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QB50p1 CubeSat tests successful

| May 1, 2015

AMSAT-NL says that an initial series of tests of the FUNcube transponder payload aboard the QB50p1 CubeSat have been successfully completed. QB50p1 is one of two QB50 precursor spacecraft that were launched from Yasny in Russia in June 2014. The primary science payloads are still being extensively tested but it has now been possible to […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 1, 2015

Christian, OZ8CY has decided to stand down from his role as Chairman of the IARU Region 1 EMC Committee. Christian has held this role for 22 years and the Region 1 President, Don Beattie, G3BJ, would like to place on record IARU’s gratitude to him for all his work over that extended period and wish […]

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Emergency nets in volcano disaster relief

| April 24, 2015

Southern Chile‚Äôs Calbuco volcano erupted this week for the first time in more than 40 years, forcing the evacuation of an area of some 12 miles around the volcano. Approximately 5,000 residents have been relocated and ash, which measures nearly seven miles, has been reported from as far away as Argentina. IARU Region 2 reports […]

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