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Propagation News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

Last week brought mostly settled conditions and the HF bands benefitted as a result. With a solar flux index in the mid 70s, and a K-index never higher than two before Thursday, it was an opportunity for the ionosphere to shine. The maximum useable frequency was often just above 21MHz at times, bringing DX in […]

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Dave Powis, G4HUP, 9th February 2017

| February 13, 2017
Dave Powis, G4HUP, 9th February 2017

Dave Powis, G4HUP, was a proud Yorkshireman by birth. In 1965 he joined the GPO as a Youth in Training at Colchester, Essex. Whilst there he developed an interest in amateur radio and gained his Class B licence with the callsign G8BPJ. In 1976 he became a radio school Instructor and then Lecturer at the […]

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RSGB responds to Ofcom consultation

| February 10, 2017

The RSGB has responded to the Ofcom Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18 consultation. The response highlights areas of the plan, including EMC and spectrum, where the RSGB believes that Ofcom should improve its focus and resources. A copy of the response can be seen on the RSGB website.

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Convention lectures on YouTube

| February 10, 2017

We’re delighted that a number of lectures from the RSGB 2015 Convention are now on the RSGB’s YouTube channel, by kind permission of the presenters. You can see Clean Up Your Shack by Ian White, GM3SEK; Navassa Island K1N by Glenn Johnson, W0GJ; What Makes The Pings Go Ping by John Worsnop, G4BAO and Engineering […]

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Slow Scan TV from ISS

| February 10, 2017

Slow-scan television transmissions are planned from the International Space Station on Monday and Tuesday. The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 experiment on 145.800MHz FM. They will be made using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver, located in the Russian ISS service module. It is thought they may use the PD-180 SSTV format. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 10, 2017

RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF is writing a report on the implementation of the 2015 Review of Contesting. A questionnaire forms an important part of the input to this report, but there will also be feedback from clubs, groups and individuals as well as factual analysis of performance where possible. The questionnaire is now available […]

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