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1 February 2021 – Starting out on the microwaves bands by Neil Underwood, G4LDR

| December 23, 2020

Neil’s presentation ‘Starting Out on the Microwave Bands’ will provide basic information needed to understand the microwave bands and how to become operational on them. Topics covered will include: What are the microwave bands Propagation properties and microwave beacons What classes of licence can use which microwave bands Equipment requirements including antennas and transverters Examples of […]

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1 March 2021 – Using propagation prediction tools by RSGB PSC Chair Steve Nichols, G0KYA

| December 23, 2020

Steve’s presentation Steve, G0KYA looks at the new tools available like Predtest, Proppy and Propquest and how we can use these. He also covers how they assist in preparing the propagation reports in RadCom and general. About Steve Steve Nichols, G0KYA is the Chair of the RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee. He has been licensed since […]

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12 April 2021 – Introduction to VNAs and the NanoVNA by Alan Wolke, W2AEW

| December 23, 2020

Alan’s presentation Alan will give an introduction to what a VNA is, the fundamentals of VNA operation and terminology, what it’s good for. Then he will go into the NanoVNA specifically – a bit about the design, calibration, operation and typical use cases. All of this is followed by the limitations of the NanoVNA compared […]

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