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Propagation News – 23 August 2015

| August 21, 2015

HF propagation conditions were very bad earlier this week. The culprit was a high-speed solar wind stream from coronal holes on the sun. The solar wind often exceeded 500 kilometres per second and had a south-facing Bz field at times. This meant that it more easily coupled with the Earth’s magnetic field – and plasma […]

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Alan Boswell, G3NOQ, 5 August 2015

| August 20, 2015

Alan Boswell, G3NOQ was one of the RSGB’s most respected Members. Until his death on 5th August 2015 he was an active member of the RadCom technical panel. He had particular skill in vetting articles on antenna matters. I knew Alan well from our joint involvement with the IEE (now the IET), where we met at […]

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Robert (Bob) Shaw, G3VRD, 17 August 2015

| August 18, 2015
Robert (Bob) Shaw, G3VRD, 17 August 2015

Robert (Bob) Shaw, G3VRD, sadly became a silent key in the early hours of Monday 17th August, aged 80 years. He was an honorary life member of Lincoln Shortwave Club where he had enjoyed continuous membership since 1974 (41 years). He had undertaken many key position in the club and at various times had been […]

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New 70cm beacon on the air

| August 14, 2015

The Leicestershire Repeater Group is pleased to announce that the new UHF beacon, GB3LEU, became operational on Sunday, 9 August at 1225UTC. It is near Markfield, Leicestershire, IO92IQ and transmits on 432.490MHz. It identifies in Morse as well as JT65. Reports and comments are very welcome to the Beacon Keeper, Geoff, G3TQF, via www.leicestershirerepeatergroup.org.uk. The […]

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Join in the Construction Competition

| August 14, 2015

The RSGB annual Construction Competition closes at the end of September so now is a good time to think about your entry. Have you made something for you local club’s construction competition that could be entered? There are four classes: Junior, Beginner, Craftsman and Designer. Even team entries are allowed for a group build club […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 14, 2015

As more and more communications equipment designs have adopted digital signal processing techniques, the US company Rockwell Collins has announced that it will stop manufacturing its renowned mechanical filters. It did not provide a specific date. In a mechanical filter, input and output transducers convert the electrical signal to and from resonant mechanical vibrations. Rockwell […]

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