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Celebrate the ITU’s founding

| May 13, 2016

The International Telecommunication Union will mark the anniversary of its founding on 17 May 2016. The ITU was established on that day in 1865. The theme of the 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day will be Information and Communication Technology Entrepreneurship for Social Impact. In conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, radio […]

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School SSTV satellite to deploy from ISS

| May 13, 2016

The slow scan television CubeSat STMSat-1 is planned to deploy from the International Space station on 16 May between 1400 and 1500UTC. It is thought to be the first amateur satellite to be built by elementary school students, who are aged between five and 10 years old. It is expected to transmit using the Robot36 […]

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RSGB thanks for Peake contacts

| May 13, 2016

The final ARISS school contact of the Principia Mission took place on 9 May 2016. It was between King’s School, GB1OSM, in Ottery St Mary, Devon and Tim Peake, GB1SS, on the ISS. The RSGB would like to thank every one who has worked so hard to plan and support all of the 10 contacts […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 13, 2016

An initial meeting for all those interested in Broadband-Hamnet, a system of digital communications on the amateur microwave bands, will be held on 22 May at Crawley Amateur Radio Club. The organisers hope to attract attendees from across the country. There will be presentations, demonstrations and open discussions. Please contact Ted, G4ELM, via email to […]

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Advanced exam “on demand”

| May 13, 2016

The Examinations Standards Committee have agreed that the Advanced amateur radio examination can be requested “on demand”. This means that Advanced exams can be booked in the same way as the Foundation and Intermediate with the important exception that one calendar month’s notice must be given. On demand bookings will commence on 1st May ie […]

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Rallies and Events – 15 May 2016

| May 13, 2016

Sunday, the 15th, LAMFEST takes place at Elescar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ. Doors open for traders at 7am. Public access is at 10am and admission is £2. All monies raised will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Further details from Ian, M0IOD on 0191 604 0255. The Dayton Hamvention takes […]

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