Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 17, 2015

In Europe, 76 young amateur radio operators from more than 22 nations are getting ready to share their youthful enthusiasm for the hobby at the Youngsters on the Air summer camp in Italy from 18 to 25 July. A small team of youngsters from the UK will be there. The programme, which is a mix of educational and intercultural events, is expected to feature a presentation on PSK, a workshop on soldering cable connectors and a session on how to build HF wire antennas. There will also be foxhunting and a contest with 70cm handhelds.

ARISS SSTV images will be transmitted this weekend from the International Space Station to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission. The ARISS team has developed a series of 12 slow scan television images that will be transmitted on 145.800MHz FM with 5kHz deviation. The images are planned to start sometime Saturday morning, the 18th, and finish on 19 July. The images can be displayed using several different SSTV computer programs that are available on the internet. Further information is at

The RSGB Convention takes place over 9 to 11 October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. Visitors will be pleased to hear about two propagation-related lectures taking place. Dr Ruth Bamford will be speaking about ionosondes that are used to examine the ionosphere and what an eclipse can tell us. This will be followed by Steve Nichols, G0KYA, chairman of the RSGB’s propagation committee, speaking on the sun, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections and their effects on HF.

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will take place at the Holiday Inn, Guildford. On 25 July the lecturers will include Professor Richard Holdaway and Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, G3YJO, as well as Peter, DB2OS, Drew, KO4MA and Ivo, PA1IVO. Admittance is £10 for the day and car parking is free.

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