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Talk to Tim Peak in Space

| April 21, 2015
Talk to Tim Peak in Space

This Friday is the deadline for schools to apply to talk to Astronaut Tim Peake whilst he is in orbit in the International Space Station. The UK Space Agency, with the assistance of ARISS, AMSAT-UK and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), has a limited number of opportunities for schools across the whole of […]

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FUNcube-1 fails but gets restarted

| April 17, 2015

On the evening of 15 April, amateur satellite FUNcube-1 stopped transmitting. During a later pass over Europe, PA3WEG commanded it back to nominal mode with full automatic mode switching. A restart has now taken place so the satellite, also known as AO-73, is transmitting telemetry once again.

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International Marconi Day

| April 17, 2015

Saturday, 25 April is International Marconi Day, when special event stations connected to the inventor get on the air all over the world. The Cornish Radio Amateur Club offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi Day Award Stations. One is for transmitting stations and the other for short wave listeners. The award classes and required standards to be […]

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Amateurs mark ANZAC day next weekend

| April 17, 2015

ANZAC day is commemorated on 25 April each year, with 2015 being the 100th anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli. Listen out for the VK100WIA broadcast from Canberra. In Australia eight different ANZAC callsigns are to be on air. Additionally, radio amateurs are able to substitute their normal VK prefixed with AX on both 25 […]

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Radio props wanted for new film

| April 17, 2015

A film production company is looking for help from radio amateurs, particularly those who had a career in the maritime industry. A large portion of the film’s props are themed around radios, transmitters, receivers and all the equipment that is subsequently related to maritime radio. Portishead Radio Station is one of the sets that is […]

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Beacon and repeater insurance

| April 17, 2015

Beacon and repeater insurance arranged via the RSGB is due for renewal on 29 April. The RSGB is in discussions with the insurers on the renewal terms for the forthcoming year and will advise all current policy holders via email when they are available. The emails will include a link to the RSGB shop to […]

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