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Propagation News – 28 June 2015

| June 26, 2015

What a week it has been in terms of solar activity and its effects on HF propagation. We’ve had everything thrown at us. On Sunday we started with a series of strong M-class X-ray flares. One of these resulted in a full halo coronal mass ejection. The halo effect observed means the CME was coming […]

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Tony Howard, G1TKX, 17 June 2015

| June 22, 2015

Sadly, Tony Howard, G1TKX passed away, after a very short illness, on the evening of Wednesday 17 June 2015. He had been having problems with not being able to keep food down since just before Easter. Initially, an endoscopy suggested he had a hiatus hernia but further tests in his last month or so revealed […]

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Richard Brett-Knowles, G3AAT, March 2015

| June 22, 2015
Richard Brett-Knowles, G3AAT, March 2015

Richard Brett-Knowles, G3AAT (B-K to his many friends) died in early March at the age of 91. Born in 1924, he was educated at Wellington School, where his abilities were recognised and, in those happy days before official obsession with health and safety prevented pupils from having any practical hands-on experience of technology at school, […]

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Bill Pasternack, WA6ITF, 11 June 2015

| June 22, 2015

A well-known voice in the Amateur Radio news media has gone silent. Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, of Santa Clarita, California, died June 11 following a period of ill health. He was 73. Pasternak was co-founder (with Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP) ofAmateur Radio Newsline™ (formerly The Westlink Report) ham radio news webcast and a frequent presence at Amateur […]

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Eric Rodgers, G3MWN

| June 22, 2015

It is with deep regret to announce the death of Eric Rodgers, G3MWN. Eric was a founder member of Mexborough & DARS which is to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Eric taught the RAE at the Mexborough club for 35 years and could be heard on 20m regularly in QSO with fellow amateurs in […]

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OBE awarded to Prof. Chris Budd, G4NBG

| June 19, 2015
OBE awarded to Prof. Chris Budd, G4NBG

Professor Chris Budd, G4NBG has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to science and maths education Professor Budd has been a radio amateur and RSGB member since his teens, when he was introduced to it by his grandfather who held a licence in the 1920s and was a radio scientist […]

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