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TRAINING NEWS

Our next Weekend Foundation Training Course will be on 15th-16th November 2014 – we still have a couple of places available.

NEXT CLUB

Our next Club Night will be Friday 7th November. This will consist of an Extraordinary General Meeting and our Annual General Meeting.

There will, of course, be the usual selection of beverages and cakes.

Please come and support the evening, you will be made most welcome.

EVENTS

JOTI and JOTA (also see News item)

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FYI: On Saturday 18th Oct. and Sunday 19th Oct. Chris Stubbs and I will be launching a balloon each. Chris on Saturday with JOTA1 and myself with JOTA2 on Sunday. Here are the details:

Callsign: JOTA1
Balloon Type: Foil or 100g Pawan Latex depending on condx.
Date-Time: 18/10/2014 – 12:30pm
Frequency: 434.300MHz
Mode: RTTY 50n7 with 450Hz shift.
Approx. Lat/Lon: 51.559144, 0.435010 – Kingston Ridge Campsite: http://www.kingstonridgecampsite.co.uk/index2.html

Callsign: JOTA2
Balloon: 36in Foil Pico.
Date-Time: 19/10/2014 – 12:30pm
Frequency: 434.450MHz
Mode: RTTY 50n7 with 450Hz shift.
Approx. Lat/Lon: 51.559144, 0.435010 – Kingston Ridge Campsite: http://www.kingstonridgecampsite.co.uk/index2.html

My own launch will be at around 12:30pm (+/- ish) Tracking stations will be much appreciated. This time, I’m going to try for a float since I will hopefully have plenty of time to prepare. The payload will be running on a Maplin AAA Lithium so expected Tx time will be >24hrs.

The launches are part of the 2014 JOTA event for Scouts/Cubs where they use various methods to communicate with other Scouts/Cubs worldwide. Primarily, this was via amateur radio but has grown to include the internet.

This will be my third launch.

 

 

LIVE SOLAR DATA

Live solar data is available at rsgb.org/main/operating/live-solar-data/

 

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