Category: RSGB

via the RSGB: RSGB Convention 2019 – booking now open!

Join us between 11 to 13 October at Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes for this year’s RSGB Convention. The programme is being finalised and will feature streams including HF, VHF, AMSAT-UK and general interest. The Convention will include the annual Construction Competition, an SMD Buildathon, the Contest University and a Pi workshop. Our after-dinner speaker will be […]

via the RSGB: An introduction to QOscar 100

Noel Matthews, G8GTZ, Dave Crump, G8GKQ and Phil Crump, M0DNY gave a presentation at AGM 2019 on Qatar Oscar 100, the geostationary amateur transponder on the Es’hail-2 commercial satellite. QOscar 100 was launched in February 2019 and has seen stations making contacts across a third of the globe on the narrow band and wide band DATV transponders. The presentation […]

via the RSGB: Australians set new microwave records

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports that new records have been set on the 47GHz and 122GHz bands. Operating 47GHz mobile, David, VK5KK and Wayne, VK5APN set a new record of 20.8km on 11 March 2019. At 122GHz, Matt, VK2DAG and David, VK2JDS set a new VK2 state record of 100m. Although this is some way short […]

via the RSGB: ITU emergency comms document update

The ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment. The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency. The recommendation is […]

via the RSGB: Geostationary satellite transponder active

The geostationary amateur radio narrowband transponder on the Es’hail-2/QO-100 was made available for amateur experimental use on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 February 2019. The 250kHz bandwidth transponder uses the 2.4GHz band for the uplink with the downlink in the 10.45GHz band and should provide communications over a wide portion of the globe. Potentially both Brazil […]

via the RSGB: Next weekend it’s Thinking Day on the Air

Thinking Day on the Air takes place next weekend, 16 and 17 February 2019. A list of known stations is displayed on the website. Currently, as well as UK stations, Guides and Scouts are taking part from Canada, USA, and the Netherlands. Please send in station details via the website or to lizowl@gmail.com. If you hear these […]

via the RSGB: Slow-scan TV experiment on ISS

The Inter-MAI amateur radio slow scan television experiment on the International Space Station is scheduled to be activated between Wednesday, 30 January and Friday, 1 February. It appears that the experiment will only be active during a couple of orbits that overfly Moscow, rather than a continuous operation. Expected periods of activation appear to be […]