Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 6, 2019

Following a tutors’ Syllabus 2019 presentation on software defined radio earlier in the year, the RSGB has now published three short videos to help tutors teach this aspect of the new Syllabus. You will need your Membership Services login to access the presentations. They were filmed by members of the exam team to accompany the PowerPoint slides (3.2MB Microsoft PowerPoint presentation) that have been available on the Society’s website for several months. The RSGB hopes that the expert explanations and commentary by Alan Betts, G0HIQ will be of great value to club tutors.

The UK and other member states have made investments that mean the European Space Agency (ESA) has reconfirmed that all astronauts from the class of 2009, including Tim Peake, will return to the International Space Station before 2024. The timings will be confirmed by ESA in due course.

There’s still time to book onto the Introduction to Amateur Radio workshop, which will take place on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at Bletchley Park. Open to anyone aged 17 or over, it will provide an insight into the world of amateur radio through talks, videos and demonstrations. Go to for more information and to book.

For a bit of fun as we approach the festive season, you can use sightings of The International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits the Earth to impress friends and family. And if you want to pretend its Santa’s sleigh practising before the big day, and then again out delivering presents on Christmas Eve, then you should be able to if it isn’t cloudy. You can use an ISS tracker app on your phone or go to and sign up for email alerts or text messages when the ISS is going to fly overhead.

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