Also in GB2RS this week…

| September 25, 2020

Like the RSGB Convention, the AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2020 will also be online this year. Taking place on Sunday, 11 October 2020, there will be a lecture stream from 11am to 4pm. Amongst the lectures on the day, Daniel Estévez, EA4GPZ will look at Decoding Mars Spacecraft and explain the bit and pieces you can learn from spacecraft telemetry. Phil Ashby, M6IPX will talk about the FUNcube and creating an open platform in space. You can find out more at The registration URL is

The RSGB’s next Tonight @ 8 webinar on Monday, 28 September 2020 is a bumper edition! RSGB Convention Chair David Bondy, G4NRT will give a short pre-recorded interview about this year’s online Convention. After that, Tim Kirby, GW4VXE will give a usual Tonight @ 8 live presentation My World of VHF. You can watch and ask questions on the Society’s YouTube or BATC channels. For more details see

In the lead-up to this year’s online RSGB 2020 Convention, the RSGB has just published two more Convention 2019 presentations. In the first, Alwyn Seeds, G8DOH talks about Coax and Connectors, the Forgotten Ingredient of High Performance VHF/UHF Stations. Whilst focused on VHF/UHF, this talk should be of interest to all radio amateurs. The second presentation features Chris Deacon, G4IFX talking about More on the Polarisation of 50MHz Signals via Sporadic-E. He looks at results from previous years and from newer experiments using more comprehensive measurement techniques, which are beginning to help answer key questions about the true nature of sporadic E propagation. Both can be found on the Society’s YouTube channel.

The RSGB’s Examinations Standards Committee has published its 2020 report that looks back on activities during 2019—you can read it and previous reports on the RSGB website.

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