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Propagation News – 21 August 2016

| August 19, 2016

This week has been a little unsettled in terms of geomagnetic disturbances and we are still experiencing the summer HF doldrums, at least until September. The K index hit three on many occasions due to ongoing coronal hole activity, and these negated the slight rise in the solar flux index caused by a handful of […]

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Ofcom website latest news

| August 12, 2016

We continue to have regular meetings with senior managers at Ofcom about problems with their new licensing system including the issuing of previously used call signs and the continuing need to revalidate amateur licences every five years. ┬áThe Society is extremely frustrated at the lack of progress by Ofcom and appreciate the inconvenience caused to […]

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Volunteer for the RSGB

| August 12, 2016

Have you thought about volunteering with the RSGB? The RSGB is always looking for volunteers, whether you can spare a little time or a lot, and wherever you are in the UK. The Volunteer Vacancies page on the RSGB website has recently been updated to make it easier to find the role that would suit […]

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SSTV from ISS this week

| August 12, 2016

Slow-scan television transmissions will be made from the International Space Station on the 15th and 16th of August. The MAI-75 Experiment will transmit SSTV images on 145.8MHz over the course of a few orbits as the space station passes over Moscow. Operators in Europe and South America will have the best chances to receive images. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 12, 2016

Field strength calculation software ICNIRPcalc has been around for a while. You can use it to calculate the distance a person needs to stay clear from a given antenna to ensure that European exposure limits are not exceeded. A new version has been released with an enlarged antenna database plus German, English, French and Swedish […]

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GB2RS News Script for 14 August 2016

| August 12, 2016

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