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YOTA 2018: Day 3

| August 19, 2018
YOTA 2018: Day 3

Balloon Launch at Secunda¬† Today was one of the highlights of the week, apart from the horribly cold weather and early start! We woke up at the very early time of 4:00am and stumbled onto the bus for 4:30am. The early morning was not helped by the freezing temperatures outside, but we all went in […]

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YOTA 2018: Day 2

| August 18, 2018
YOTA 2018: Day 2

BaCAR Activity Our second day of activities began with a BaCAR (Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio) introduction. We were briefed on the main goals of BaCAR and told that we would be building our own cube to send up as a payload, tied onto a high-altitude balloon. This was very exciting, and we were divided up […]

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YOTA 2018: Day 1

| August 10, 2018
YOTA 2018: Day 1

We set off for South Africa just after 2200hrs, and enjoyed our pleasant 11 hour flight to Johannesburg! We started bumping into fellow attendees while queuing for customs. We were greeted by a large welcoming reception, and driven to the fantastic Kopanong hotel a few miles from the airport Software Defined Radio We started off […]

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Future of amateur radio video released

| September 19, 2017

A video created by the RSGB was used by Don Beattie, President of IARU Region 1, at the IARU conference in Landshut to spark discussion about the future of amateur radio. Five young radio amateurs from different countries (filmed at YOTA 2017) explain what they think the future of amateur radio should look like. They […]

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ARISS at YOTA2017

| August 7, 2017
ARISS at YOTA2017

ARISS has arrived on site at Gilwell Park for YOTA2017 and they are setting up the station for the contact with astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA on the International Space Station tomorrow at 1838UTC. Don’t forget to listen on 145.800MHz for the downlink.

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