Essex AR DX Group supports 2mtr and 70cms Activity Day

Following the successful 2m Activity day initiated by the Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club earlier this year in March (Essex Ham Report), they have announced a follow up event on the 28th November 2015.

Essex Amateur Radio DX Group (MX0XYD) will be supporting the event again, as we do hope many other amateurs and clubs will. We are planning to operate portable, with not just a 2m station but also on the 70m band.

We will be running both bands simultaneously with periods on FM and SSB dependent on activity.

Exact operating Times will be published closer to the Date

We look forward to working you

 

For more details please visit the Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Site or their Facebook page.

 

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More Slow Scan Television (SSTV) activity from the International Space Station

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has announced another round of amateur radio Slow Scan Television (SSTV) activity from the International Space Station (ISS) will take place. Continuous operation, using the call sign RS0ISS, is expected to start at 1000 UT on Saturday, April 11 to commemorate the anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin which took place on April 12, 1961.

Twelve different images will be sent on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD180, with a 3-minute off time between transmissions.

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434 MHz balloon launch at Stargazing event !

Radio amateur David Akerman M0RPI will be launching a 434 MHz balloon from the BBC Stargazing Live solar eclipse event in Leicester on March 20.

The flight is to primarily to take photographs during the partial solar eclipse.

Slow Scan Digital Video (SSDV), RTTY and LoRa telemetry beacons will be transmitting from the balloon in 434 MHz, so plenty of stuff to tune in to.

Full Details on the Amsat uk website

http://amsat-uk.org/2015/03/16/434-mhz-balloon-launch-at-bbc-stargazing-event/