Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 27, 2017

The Scottish Microwave Round Table will take place on Saturday, 4 November 2017 at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland, Fife. There will be four talks on such subjects as a 10GHz station, 13cm SOTA, a 10GHz beacon and modifications to the DB6NT G2 transverters. The GM round of the UK Microwave Group Projects trophy will also take place. Booking is still open so go to to find out more.

On 22 October 2017, at 1546UTC, Alex, ZS6EME recorded the first-ever digital EME QSO with HB9Q on 10GHz. This is the first microwave EME QSO on such a high band from South Africa. They used the new digital mode QRA64D, while using only 50 watts at the feed of his 1.5 metre dish. Later, on the 23rd, Alex completed 10 more EME QSOs on 10GHz. On the 24th, he was able to make the first-ever South African digital EME QSO on 5.7GHz with PA3DZL at 1156UTC, as well as seven more QSOs on 5.7GHz. Congratulations.

If your radio club is thinking of visiting Bletchley Park with a group of 12 or more in 2018, bookings are now being taken including an offer that comes with a private guided tour and more. Go to the Bletchley Park website to make your booking. If you’re not planning to go as part of a group, remember that RSGB Members can download a free Bletchley Park admission voucher from the RSGB website. Don’t forget the National Radio Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday every week. If you want to operate GB3RS, please bring a copy of your licence with you.

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