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Special Event News – 1 March 2015

| February 27, 2015

This weekend, listen out for GB0PAS on air for the Pontefract Astronomy Society. GB100BVU will be on the air from Llandudno celebrating 100 Years of St Dunstan’s from 6 to 14 March. If you have news of any future special event stations, please e-mail details to radcom@rsgb.org.uk.

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DX News – 1 March 2015

| February 27, 2015

The DXpedition to Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA reference SA-005, in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago is scheduled to run until 4 March. The multinational team comprises of 23 operators from seven countries using the callsign 3G0ZC. ZD8D will be on the air from Ascension Island, AF-003, until 6 March. The three operators will focus on the […]

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Contest News – 1 March 2015

| February 27, 2015

This weekend is the CQ WW 160m DX contest. It started at 2200UTC on Friday 27th and ends its 48 hour run today, the 1st. It’s SSB only and the exchange is signal report and CQ Zone, which for the UK is 14. On Monday, the data leg of the 80m Club Championships runs from […]

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Propagation News – 1 March 2015

| February 27, 2015

We are now into March with the spring equinox just a few weeks away. With equal illumination on both hemispheres, this is traditionally a good time for north-south contacts on HF, such as UK to South Africa and South America. A detailed analysis using VOACAP online shows a few more factors to consider when planning […]

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Investigating interference from VDSL

| February 27, 2015
Investigating interference from VDSL

The EMC Committee is carrying out an investigation of the significance of interference to amateur radio from VDSL broadband. Where emissions occur from a normally working VDSL system the noise is continuous twenty-four-seven and sounds like white noise. Occasionally, when the VDSL system is faulty or disturbed by large external signals, different emissions may be […]

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Opportunities for young amateurs

| February 20, 2015

Applications for the IARU YOTA event in Italy this year close on 1 March. The RSGB is seeking four people to take part. Three participants must be under 26, plus a leader who can be over that age. The team will represent the RSGB at the IARU event, which will host 75 participants from all […]

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