RadCom November 2021, Vol. 97, No. 11

RSGB 2021 Convention Online – Keynote speaker Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG on radio technology and space science To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 New products 14 News 13 RSGB Construction Competition 22 RSGB Matters […]

Email outage affecting all RSGB mailboxes

25/10/2021  12.51 We are currently experiencing issues with the RSGB email service, resulting in an inability to send or receive email. This is affecting all RSGB mailboxes. We are investigating the issue right now, and will update this post as soon as we know more. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

BBC TV Archive Clip of 1949 Ham Radio Contact – BBC TV Rx’d In ZS

Extract off ICQPodcast by Colin Butler – M6BOY

“The BBC Archive shared a clip of a news item about a radio amateur’s reception of BBC TV pictures in Cape Town, South Africa in 1949, it includes an on-air contact

The BBC news item describes the remarkable reception of BBC television pictures from Alexandra Palace, London on 45 MHz by Henry Rieder ZS1P in Cape Town, South Africa.

The clip features a contact between Mr C. G. Allen G8IG of Bromley, Kent and Henry ZS1P in which G8IG asks Henry questions about the TV reception.

A comprehensive article about the transmission can be found on EI7GL’s Website – HERE .

And from the South African Radio League’s( SARL) – Hall of Fame; Mike Bosch ZS2FM first to receive the BBC TV transmissions in 1956 on BAND I. There is a brief description of the equipment used – HERE .

GB2RS News Script for 24 October 2021

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 24 October 2021 (14-page/423KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link

GB2RS News Script for 24 October 2021

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 24 October 2021 (14-page/423KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link

Get on the microwave bands

Are you looking for a new challenge? The RSGB has just released an updated video that gives a short introduction to amateur radio on the microwave bands. It explains how microwave technology is involved in everyday life, and highlights the opportunities as well as the challenges of this aspect of amateur radio. You can watch […]

Become an RSGB Director

The RSGB Nominations Committee includes representatives of the Board, Regional Team and the Committees who work together to select Nominated Directors to serve on the RSGB Board. The Nominations Committee is seeking a wide range of new candidates with skills that will complement the existing skills and knowledge on the Board. If you are an […]

SAQ Grimeton transmits on Sunday

Sunday, 24 October 2021, is United Nations Day and the historic Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden—with call sign SAQ—is scheduled to send out a message on 17.2kHz using CW. The live stream on YouTube starts at 1425UTC, with tuning at 1430UTC. The transmission begins at 1500UTC.