The Eshail2 satellite, carrying the world's first geostationary amateur radio transponders will be officially inaugurated on 14th February 2019. The amateur part has been designated Qatar Oscar-100. As of yesterday, the narrow band transponder carry SSB, CW, etc was made available for experimentation (see Amsat-DL). You can listen to activity via the BATC Web monitor on: eshail.batc.org.uk/nb/
Listening in last night, I noted a number of European amateurs. It was a bit like tuning 20m but much cleaner and signals were good.
Jen G4HIZ 13/2/19
New Call Sign
Clive, who recently passed the Advanced Exam, has selected his call sign: M0JCG
BRATS Radio Rally - 24th February 2019
Click here for further information.
...to Gary 2E0YRG and Jo 2E0JOZ, who have both passed the Advanced Exam in November 2018.
Jo is now M0JOZ, Gary is M5YRG.
Well done both - hard work has paid off. All three levels passed first time!
Terry - G3VFC
Sale of equipment
from the estates of
Dave Wall M6ETA-SK
Bob Endersby G1AZJ-SK
Many items were sold at the Coulsdon Rally on the 18th November 2018: thanks to Peter M6OGQ and Terry G3VFC.
Some items are still available - see the Pinboard, and will be offered at the
Canvey Island Rally
on 3rd February 2019.
Offers around the guide price should be made initially to Terry G3VFC by phone 079200 77287, quoting the reference number in the first column.
Any item may be inspected/tested by arrangement and if not satisfactory the offer may be withdrawn. No other guarantee is offered.
The guide prices are based on anecdotal evidence from E-bay, small ads in magazines and word of mouth. If a significantly different offer is received it will be considered - and conversation can take place.
Terry - G3VFC
Guide to understanding Solar Metrics Data
As a result for some relatively simple information about the complexity of numbers involved with space weather, Steve G4HJE have provided some useful space weather information.
MARTS Morning Net
The club operates a morning net during weekdays from 0930hrs to about 1030hrs on 144.650MHz. All are invited.
The Saturday morning net also starts at 09:30, generally on 144.650 but occasionally on GB3KN. Members transmit on 145.100MHz with a CTCSS of 103.5Hz, and listen on 145.700MHz.
The Nets are "controlled" by the Club call G2FJA subject to availability of a club member who holds a full license.