Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 24, 2022

The 98-year-old 200kW Alexanderson alternator, call sign SAQ, will not be able to air on Alexanderson Day, Sunday, 3 July 2022. This is due to difficulties in obtaining components in the ongoing maintenance work. The Alexander Association welcomes visitors to the museum on the 3 July from 10am to 4pm. Together with the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station they will offer many activities for the whole family during the day. There will be two transmitter startups with SAQ, but without any transmission over the antenna.

The national amateur radio association in Iceland (IRA) reports on the renewal of special authorisation to use 50MHz. Icelandic licensees have been granted increased power licenses in the 50-50.5MHz frequency range until 31 September 2022. Full licensees are allowed to use up to 1kW and novice licensees up to 100W.

The 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on 8 and 9 October 2022 at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating amateur radio satellites, to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

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