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Propagation News – 17 July 2016

| July 15, 2016

We got the HF prediction half right last week. We forecast the unsettled geomagnetic conditions that struck us on Tuesday, but NOAA got the week’s solar flux index prediction totally wrong. Prior to last Friday the sun had been almost completely spotless, but a new crop of sunspots broke out, pumping the SFI from the […]

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Support GR2HQ in IARU contest

| July 8, 2016

This weekend, station GR2HQ will be active in the IARU HF Championship from 1200UTC on the 9th until 1200UTC on the 10th, providing the RSGB HQ multiplier for the UK. This will probably be last time Ofcom issues the GR prefix so they hope to work as many stations as possible. The GR2HQ team are […]

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QRZ founder visits UK

| July 8, 2016

Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, President and Founder of QRZ.com is visiting London on 15 July. He will be the guest speaker at Havering and District ARC held at The Spring House Club, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 7QT. The talk will begin at 7.30pm sharp so please arrive early. For more details contact g4hrc@haveringradioclub.co.uk or look […]

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New 47GHz record set

| July 8, 2016

A new distance record was set on 47GHz between Whiteface Mountain in New York at FN34bi and on Mont Tremblant in Quebec at FN26rf. The distance was calculated at 215km, that’s 133.3 miles, a new US-Canada record on the band. Congratulations to N1JEZ, KT1J, VE2UG and VE3FN.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 8, 2016

The number of instances of interference from VDSL has increased over the last couple of years in the UK. To help amateurs to detect interference from VDSL the RSGB has drawn up a leaflet, the 15th in a series of EMC leaflets that the RSGB EMC Committee has produced. The leaflet has been uploaded to […]

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Rallies and Events – 10 July 2016

| July 8, 2016

On Sunday, 10 July, the Cornish Radio Amateur Club Rally takes place from 10.30am to 5pm, with admittance costing £2. The venue is Penair School, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN. There is plenty of car parking and the venue also has disabled facilities. There will be a bring-and-buy sale, an RSGB book stall, special interest groups […]

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