feb
7
ma
2022
RSGB webinar Tonight@8 : The Russian Woodpecker @ (online)
feb 7 @ 21:00 – 23:00

The Russian Woodpecker over the horizon radar, a blast from the past  –  Keith KI6BDR.

 

 

 

Hidden deep in a serene forest yet taller than the clouds, standing in surreal beauty is an antenna array like none other on earth, having an aperture area greater than 15 U.S. football fields. One of the great wonders of the world – a top secret Soviet radar, so secret that even the name is uncertain, for it had many. It was the Russian Woodpecker. It was the Steel Yard. It was Duga.

The story of this top secret place is one of mystery and intrigue. Now abandoned, a rusting testament to man’s cold war hubris, almost all popular accounts on the web are seriously flawed – victims of deliberate disinformation. Where did it come from? What did it do? Did it transmit? Did it receive? Was it the first of three, or the third of two?

Keith Snyder, KI6BDR, has been busy reverse engineering to uncover truth before time erases history. Keith shows visible engineering clues that reveal the mission and correct the history of the huge “Duga 3” antenna Array. The Duga 3 is located a few kilometers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site. Although it has fallen into disrepair, it stands today due only to a hasty exit forced by radiation from the
Chernobyl nuclear accident. The nuclear accident ironically protected the array from dismantlement, a reprieve from all but the ravages of time. The antenna array today attracts tourists who visit Chernobyl. It is one of the 8th wonders of the world due to its Titanic size.

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As part of the national “Get on the air to care” campaign with the NHS, the RSGB Tonight @ 8 series of live webinars cover a range of topics and help you gain more enjoyment from amateur radio.

Tonight @ 8 webinars are live-streamed, allowing you to watch the presentations and ask questions online. They can also be viewed on a later date on the RSGB website and YouTube.

Info :  https://rsgb.org/main/tonight-at-eight-live-webinars/

mrt
7
ma
2022
RSGB webinar Tonight@8 : Digital Voice @ (online)
mrt 7 @ 21:00 – 23:00

The bluffer’s guide to digital voice   – Tim GW4VXE.

 

 

 

 

Tim will provide a quick overview of the most common digital modes (D-STAR, DMR and Fusion) as well as some of the less common modes. Tim will explain how you might use them.

Which mode is the best? Tim will look at code-plugs and hotspots and try and demystify some of the jargon for you.

Technology permitting, he’ll try and do a demo with the chance for a little audience participation. Rather than being a heavy session, the emphasis will be on light but informative content.

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As part of the national “Get on the air to care” campaign with the NHS, the RSGB Tonight @ 8 series of live webinars cover a range of topics and help you gain more enjoyment from amateur radio.

Tonight @ 8 webinars are live-streamed, allowing you to watch the presentations and ask questions online. They can also be viewed on a later date on the RSGB website and YouTube.

Info :  https://rsgb.org/main/tonight-at-eight-live-webinars/

apr
4
ma
2022
RSGB webinar Tonight@8 : Breaking the big story @ (online)
apr 4 @ 21:00 – 23:00

Breaking the big story,
when amateur radio was the only way  – Laurie G3UML.

 

 

 

BBC journalist and long-time RSGB member Laurie Margolis broke the fact of the invasion of the Falklands through amateur radio. Here’s how…

He will also cover his involvement in the 1970 King Hussein story.

In this 40th anniversary year since the Falklands War, we are delighted to have this presentation from Laurie.

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As part of the national “Get on the air to care” campaign with the NHS, the RSGB Tonight @ 8 series of live webinars cover a range of topics and help you gain more enjoyment from amateur radio.

Tonight @ 8 webinars are live-streamed, allowing you to watch the presentations and ask questions online. They can also be viewed on a later date on the RSGB website and YouTube.

Info :  https://rsgb.org/main/tonight-at-eight-live-webinars/