Archive for November, 2017

Emerging Technology Coordination Committee

| November 28, 2017

RSGB Emerging Technology Coordination Committee The Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC) develops and enhances the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications systems and promotes the introduction and rollout of appropriate new technologies. This committee performs a key role in the enjoyment of amateur radio by large numbers of RSGB members. RSGB Members interested in […]

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Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, 19th November 2017

| November 27, 2017
Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, 19th November 2017

Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, passed away during the night of the 19th-20th November 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Early in her career she was the regional Post Office radiophone sales manager for Storno Radiotelephones and one of the very first people in the UK to have two phones installed in her car. In the […]

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New FM repeater satellite

| November 24, 2017

A new easy-to-use amateur radio satellite was launched last weekend and was switched on for general use on Thursday. AO-91, also known as RadFxSat and Fox-1B is a Cubesat that carries an FM transponder. The uplink is on 435.250MHz FM, plus or minus Doppler, with a mandatory 67Hz CTCSS tone for access. The downlink is […]

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ITU-R celebrates 90 years

| November 24, 2017

The International Telecommunications Union celebrated 90 years of ITU-Radiocommunications study groups on 21 November 2017. A 90th anniversary celebration issue of the ITUNews magazine can be downloaded (65-page/11.5MB PDF). Also, ITU HQ station 4U1ITU will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

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SDR pioneer dies

| November 24, 2017

Sad news now. One of the pioneers of software-defined radio, Dr Vanu Bose, died suddenly at the age of just 52 on 11 November 2017. He gained his PhD at MIT, founded, and was CEO of Vanu, Inc. His company made much early progress in SDR, including developing the first SDR GSM mobile phone base […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 24, 2017

The recent RSGB VDSL survey highlighted the growing problem with RF noise radiated from phone lines carrying VDSL2 broadband services. Backed by the RSGB Legacy Fund, members of the RSGB EMC Committee are researching and developing RF digital signal processing techniques to identify and, hopefully, help mitigate VDSL RFI. The first stage, which is currently underway, is analysing […]

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