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ISS contacts for 10 schools

| February 4, 2016
ISS contacts for 10 schools

It has just been confirmed that all ten shortlisted schools will be receiving a contact with Tim Peake via amateur radio from the ISS. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done to finalise the preparations, but it is exciting news for the schools and their local clubs. The planned schedule for the […]

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New CEO for ARRL

| January 29, 2016

Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach, Florida, will succeed David Sumner, K1ZZ, as the chief executive officer of ARRL, effective 18 April. In that role, he will oversee all activities at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Meeting in a special webinar session on 25 January, all 15 ARRL Directors voted to elect Gallagher as […]

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VP8STI shuts down early

| January 29, 2016

After managing to recover from the effects of a fierce South Atlantic storm, an emergency resulting from the storm has forced the VP8STI team back to their transport vessel, the R/V Braveheart. They were able to remove all of the VP8STI equipment from Southern Thule on 26 January. The DXpedition team is now headed for […]

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Amateurs help in USA snowstorms

| January 29, 2016

Last weekend’s severe snowstorms in the United States saw many Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers on standby in case of need. Nets were set up on 40m plus VHF and UHF repeaters, using a variety of modes. The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club took part in storm-related operations on Long Island, New York.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 29, 2016

The AggieSat4 satellite carrying the University of Texas CubeSat Bevo-2 is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station on January 29. Both have amateur radio payloads. After release, AGS4 will eject Bevo-2 and perform relative navigation tasks as well as take pictures of the release of Bevo-2. The IARU has coordinated these frequencies […]

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Rallies and Events News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

Today, the Horncastle Winter Rally takes place at Horncastle Youth Centre, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. The event supports the Wolds Repeater Group and GB3FJ. The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10.30am. Admission is £1.50. There will be refreshments available, including hot bacon butties. Details from Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU on 01507 […]

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