Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 6, 2013

The final RSGB Centenary event, at Imperial College, London, took place on 5 December. Both lectures were well received and the proceedings were streamed live over the web by the BATC. If you missed it live, you can watch recordings of the lectures on the BATC website, www.batc.tv. Our thanks to BATC for making this possible.

Patrick Kirkden, M0ZPK from Thanet Radio and Electronics Club helped the developers of the WREN SSTV satellite when it was thought to have stopped working. He was able to find the satellite and record some of its telemetry, giving the WREN team updated location information, which they have now released for other amateurs to use. This includes new commands, decode software and a video describing how to do it. See http://amsat-uk.org for more details.

The special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated today by the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club operating on 10, 15, 20 and 40m as well as 2m. They will be using SSB, FM and PSK. On Monday the City of Belfast Radio Amateurs Club will run 6 to 80m as well as 2m using CW, SSB and FM. Tuesday and Wednesday sees the callsign move to West Tyrone ARC with Foyle and District ARC taking over on Thursday and Friday running from 10 to 80m using SSB. On Saturday and Sunday it’s with Greenisland Electronics ARC at Carrickfergus with stations on 10 to 80m using CW and SSB. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website.

The International Museums Weekend Admin Team has announced that the 2014 event will take place on the two weekends of 14/15th and 21/22nd June 2014. You, your club along with your local museum are invited to join in, on either or both of the weekends. More details about the event and a registration form can be found at http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/imw/.

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