Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 29, 2015

The Herzliya Science Center is inviting stations with the ability to send compressed APRS packets to take part in testing the Duchifat-1 CubeSat. The satellite will collect packets worldwide and downlink them from time to time over the ground station. Participants must register in advance to have their packets identified on the map at Received packets will be displayed on a map on the Science Center’s website, and QSL cards will be sent via the bureau. The uplink is 435.220MHz, the downlink is 145.980MHz. The satellite’s beacon callsign is 4X4HSL. The APRS compressed digipeater uses AFSK 1200 baud on the UHF uplink and BPSK 1200 baud on the VHF downlink.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Amateur Radio Emergency Service requested priority access to 14.135, 7.135, and 3.675MHz due to fires in Alberta, Canada. Volunteers responded to assist with communication during the wildfire emergency that has caused the evacuation of thousands of residents. The emergency service has advised that they no longer need priority access to those frequencies and thank everyone for their consideration.

The RSGB has begun an online photo archive containing images of RSGB and amateur radio history going back over 100 years. Additional material will be added regularly. The images are provided for Members’ interest and for them to use as they wish, subject to our conditions of use. Check out the first galleries of QSL cards, NFDs and AGM photos at

At the recent RSGB AGM, it was announced that Rex Moncur, VK7MO was awarded the Fraser Shepherd Award for research into microwave applications for radio communication. Rex is the holder of the new ~2700km terrestrial 10GHz distance record and a range of other highly creditable DX/EME achievements. Rex has also been awarded the Technical Excellence Award from the Wireless Institute of Australia.

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