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Special Events News – 26 July 2015

| July 24, 2015

Farnborough and District Radio Society will be running a special event station from a local Scout hut in Frimley as part of their 50th year golden jubilee celebrations. Club members are mounting a public display and demonstration using G50FRS from 1 August to the 7th from 11am until 9pm. The public is very welcome to […]

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DX News – 26 July 2015

| July 24, 2015

ET3AA from the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society club station is on the HF bands until 21 August. QSLs only via US0LW. G8OFQ will be active stroke HC8 from the Galapagos Islands, SA-004, until 30 September. Operations will be on the 6 to 160m bands. QSL via HA3JB. Giuseppe, IK5WWA will be active as 3A/IK5WWA from […]

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Contest News – 26 July 2015

| July 24, 2015

Sunday sees the final few hours of the RSGB’s flagship Islands on the Air Contest. It started at 1200UTC on the 25th and finishes at 1200UTC today, the 26th. You can use SSB and CW only on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands. Everyone who lives in the British Isles lives on an island and so […]

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Propagation News – 26 July 2015

| July 24, 2015

This week had seen reasonably settled conditions until the geomagnetic Kp index hit five on Thursday 23rd, thanks to a glancing blow from a solar coronal mass ejection. The solar flux index fell below 100 as well. If we look at the smoothed solar flux and sunspot data we can see we are now exiting […]

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ARISS shortlist revealed

| July 17, 2015

The list of 10 schools that will have the opportunity to contact British ESA astronaut Tim Peake using amateur radio while he is in orbit was revealed at the UK Space Conference earlier this week. Tim will launch to the International Space Station this December and will spend six months working and living on the […]

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New Radio initiative

| July 17, 2015

At the amateur radio show in Friedrichshafen, a ‘new radio’ initiative led by the Austrian and German national societies was launched. This highlighted that amateur radio equipment, particularly handhelds, needs to move further into the 21st century and towards ‘smart’ radios with adaptable voice flex codecs as well as a more open applications layer, perhaps […]

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