Convention 2021 programme

RSGB Convention 2021 begins at 08.45 on Saturday 9 October
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Programme of events

08:45 President’s welcome and introduction
Stewart Bryant, G3YSX
09:00 Keynote address
Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG
The talk will explore the connections between radio and space and will look at the many ways that everyone can get involved. Radio science is fundamental to space exploration but also to many aspects of our lives. From satnavs to mobile phones to wifi we usually take radio for granted but we all know the frustration when it does not work as well as we expect!  We need experts who are trained in the theory, practical problem solvers who are willing and able to fix problems and also experimenters who discover practical improvements that challenge our understanding.

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10:00 Soldering: skills, ideas and tips
Dan McGraw, M0WUT
Arctic IOTA trip to Prins Karls Forland island
Allan Batievsky, EA3HSO
11:00 Portable skills and approaches
Michael Sansom, G0POT
Software Defined Radio
Andrew Barron, ZL3DW
12:00 Having fun with electronics, coding and amateur radio
John Hislop, G7OHO and the STEAMettes
Radio War
Dr David Abrutat
13:00 Solar cycle 25
Steve Nichols, G0KYA
Precision microwave engineering: the fun of making your own components
Neil Smith, G4DBN
14:00 SOTA, POTA, and IOTA, QRP DXpedition fun! 
Ray Novak, N9JA
An obsession with antennas
Callum McCormick, M0MCX
15:00 Club Log for absolute beginners
Michael Wells, G7VJR
VP8PJ 2020 – DX-pedition to the South Orkney Islands
Gene Spinelli, K5GS
16:00 Intro to ham radio satellites
Sean Kutzko, KX9X
DXpeditions on VHF – How to be successful at the other end of the pile-up
Bernd Mischlewski, DF2ZC


*All times are BST (UTC+1)