Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 14, 2020

Amateurs in all French territories now have access to the 60m 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz WRC allocation at a maximum power of 15WERP following the publication in the French official journal. The French national society, REF, advocates the use of the IARU 60m band plan.

Mitsuo, JA1WQF successfully decoded a 47GHz signal bounced off the Moon from Al, W5LUA on 10 February 2020. Al posted news of the achievement on the Moon Net email reflector saying these were only one way tests that started out with sending single tones that were copied well. Then Al sent several sequences of calls and grid that Mitsuo was able to decode at 1146 and 1234UTC. Signal levels were -23 and -25dB. More tests are planned.

The Leicester Mercury has a story on the top secret wartime listening Y station Beaumanor Hall’s crucial role in the Second World War.

The IARU Monitoring System Region 1 Newsletter, January 2020 is now available. Richard, G4DYA is the Intruder Watch Coordinator and runs the RSGB Monitoring System, part of the IARU Monitoring System. His report contains several instances of the container over-the-horizon radar.

The RSGB Build a Radio workshop at the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park on 14 March 2020 is now sold out. Details of the next event will be in a forthcoming GB2RS.

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