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William Heath, G4IAF, 9 February 2015

| February 23, 2015

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my uncle, William Heath, G4IAF,  on 9 February 2015. He was 94 and who until a few years ago had been very active on the air. Martin Lambert Next of kin & nephew

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Hans Berg, DJ6TJ, 18 February 2015

| February 23, 2015
Hans Berg, DJ6TJ, 18 February 2015

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Hans Berg, DJ6TJ, who died on 18 February  2015 at age 72 in a hospital in Luebeck, Germany. Hans was German national amateur radio society DARC’s International Liaison Officer from 1982 until 2003. He also chaired the HF Committee of IARU Region 1 for […]

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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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New SSTV transmissions from ISS

| February 20, 2015

A continuous SSTV transmission is planned from the International Space Station from 1030UTC on the 21st to 2130UTC on the 23rd. It is expected that 12 different photos will be sent on 145.800MHz FM, using the SSTV mode PD180, with three minute off periods between transmissions. One of the photos will show the commemorative diploma […]

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More news on eclipse experiment

| February 20, 2015

In last week’s news, the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee announced the Eclipse Propagation Experiment for the morning of 20 March. The UK will experience up to 89 percent totality, which is likely to reduce the effect of the D layer of the ionosphere above the UK. This could mean that stations may be heard on […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 20, 2015

VLF enthusiasts are planning some experiments during the solar eclipse on March 20. A number of VLF observers will be paying particular attention to received signal strengths during this period and comparing results afterwards, with the aim of compiling reports. Of particular interest will be the NRK signal on 37.5kHz from Grindavik, Iceland. They are […]

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