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Tim Peake completes first school contact

This morning at 8:47am Tim Peake took part in his first ARISS school contact with the Sandringham School in St Albans as part of the Principia mission. Tim seemed to handle his first ISS Contact well although there appeared to be some problems with the school hearing...

Amateur Radio: A Hobby for the 21st Century

The RSGB recently commissioned a film to be made by TX Factor to promote Amateur Radio in the 21st Century in a form that would interest youth, I guess it's hard to tell if it will achieve its objective so early on but one can hope, it certainly shows a wide range of...

New Amateur Radio Satellites

New Amateur Radio Satellites

If you’re keen on amateur radio satellites you might have noticed that in the last two months there’s been an increase in satellites available to use on the 19th of September on a rocket from China saw the launch of a six satellites under the brand of CAS-2 all...

Contesting in Guernsey

Contesting in Guernsey

July saw the annual return to Guernsey for the IOTA Contest, although this year certainly felt different with the loss of Louis 2U0FER, however we promised ourselves we’d carry on the trip. The trip as always starts with the travel across 3 days before the IOTA...

Operating at 2SZ

Operating at 2SZ

Back in October (17th-18th infact) I had the opportunity to be part of the team operating as 2SZ marking the 90th anniversary of the first ever radio contact from the UK to New Zealand, back then the operator was Cecil Goyder who was at the time a pupil at Mill Hill...

HG-7028 Transverter

I've been waiting to get on 4m for some time but for various reasons never got around to it, however in early September Iain (M0PCB) said that he had a HG-7028 transverter and a 4el LFA for sale at a good price so I jumped at the chance, not only that Iain offered to...

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