Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 13, 2019

The RSGB Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from 11 to 13 October 2019. The provisional programme of lectures and workshops is now at In the talk I Can HEAR It, Why Won’t It Decode? Neil Smith, G4DBN will discuss how you choose the best digital mode for tropospheric DX at VHF and above. He will investigate the effects of multipath, scintillation, scatter modes and radio characteristics on signal coherence and decodability. Full details of tickets, weekend packages and the Buildathon at

Three more RSGB 2018 Convention videos have been released on the RSGB YouTube channel. John Warburton, G4IRN talks about An HF DXpedition to the Andaman Islands; Bo Hansen, OZ2M looks at Arduino, GPS, RF and Si5351A for Radio Amateurs and Chris Tran, GM3WOJ looks at Transmit/Receive Switching Times and Why They Matter.

GB7HZ, in Strabane, Northern Ireland is a multi-mode digital repeater, and is now active on DMR, D-Star and Yaesu Fusion. Reports are welcome to the keeper, Michael Conaghan, MI0HOZ.

The next edition of RadCom Basics will be available at the end of September. This edition will look at RSGB awards, in particular for the Foundation licence; moving up—Intermediate and Full licences; using digital repeaters; and how and why the HF bands come alive in the autumn. RSGB Members can read previous editions of RadCom Basics at  You can sign up to receive notification of subsequent issues in RSGB Membership Services—just go the Manage Preferences and click the subscribe link next to RadCom Basics. Each edition of RadCom Basics explores key aspects of amateur radio in a straightforward way. RadCom Basics is sent as an email alert to subscribers when each edition is published. This email provides a list of contents and a link to the articles on the RSGB website.

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