Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 7, 2020

The RSGB has released two more 2019 Convention presentations on its YouTube channel. In I Can Hear It, Why Won’t It Decode? Neil Smith, G4DBN explains choosing the best digital mode for tropo DX at VHF and above. He also investigates multipath, scintillation, scatter modes and radio characteristics on signal coherence and decodability. In the second presentation, 122GHz and Up, well-known microwaver Chris Whitmarsh, G0FDZ covers the challenges and equipment used on the 122, 134, 241GHz and higher bands. To see both of these presentations go to the RSGB YouTube channel at

The vintage SAQ Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden, conducted its transmissions on 17.2kHz on 5 July 2020 as part of SAQ Alexanderson Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transmitter hall was empty except for the five members of the Alexander Association who would make the transmissions. Visitors were directed towards the visitor centre. The planned two transmissions took place at 0900UTC and at 1200UTC and were live streamed to their YouTube channel. They have received 630 unique listener reports from all over the world—a new record for SAQ Anderson Day. For QSL information, see

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a new programme called YOTA Online. In these monthly gatherings a team of active youngsters have presented different topics, while answering questions from the youth community. You can see previous broadcasts on the YOTA website.

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