18 November 2018
When an N-connector isn't
RSGB 2018 Convention video - An Introduction to SDRs & GNU radio by M0HMO
New version of WSJT-X - but BEWARE, the new version is incompatible with earlier versions
DX News from ARRL
Lots of information on SDR, dongles and interesting radio projects using Raspberry Pi
Book now for Advanced Distance Learning course (under the old syllabus)
Videos of AMSAT 2018 Symposium talks now available
IARU-R1 VHF available for FREE download
Royal Navy leads Lord Mayor Show
Special coin gifted to Remembrance guard
Channel 5 documentary - Warship:Life at Sea starts on November 26
Wreck of missing Argentinian sub found
HMS QE Ops Room during air defence exercise
Latest personnel stats for RN
Norwegian frigate runs aground and sinks

7 November 2018
Reminder that GB100ARM has been activated by Belfast Group
Do "Radio Black Holes" really exist?
Concerns about wireless power transfer
Using authentication in amateur radio
DX News from ARRL
Building a radio chat device from a Raspberry Pi
RN ships complete biggest NATO exercise of 2018
New carrier ship control training system opened in HMS Sultan
Annual Submariners' Remembrance Service held in London
INS Viraat (ex-Hermes) to be preserved as maritime museum
WAFU toys
The case for a non-warfare officer First Sea Lord
Appledore shipyard closure - another RN supplier goes under
HMS Northumberland deploys her towed array sonar

31 October 2018
Welcome new members Alan & Mark, studying for Foundation, Claude F5PBL/LZ5KF, Roger G0RMU, David G6ORL, Tony G3KAG
RSGB members can now view 2 lectures from 2018 Convention on FT8 & Microwaves
Lessons for HMS QE from the sinking of Russia's largest dry dock
The RN in the Gulf
China launches new submarine of a previously unreported class

25 October 2018
Some more photos added to the AGM 2018 Album
OP prefix for Belgian amateurs in November
Satellite operation from deck of RMS Queen Mary (call W6RO)
LED lighting can disrupt radio comms
Australian Armistice Centenary special event callsigns
Amateur owned & run AM broadcast station channel292 starts tests on 7440kHz
DX News from ARRL
Tracking people through walls with WiFi passive radar
ITV report on a collection of spy radios
If you have any info about radio equipment used on SS Freshspring please contact Joe G3ZDF
Submariners get special preview of new Hollywood submarine movie
Two QEs in New York at the same time
Captain of HMS QE hands over to his successor
How to 'unman' the RN
Cut-out drawing of new Russian Yasen class nuclear powered cruise missile submarine
UK's 10 most important defence roles

18 October 2018
RNARS Field Day 21-10-18 in Collingwood. Listen out for GB3RN on 80m upwards

14 October 2018
First batch of photos from 2018 AGM are now in PhotoAlbums
DX News from ARRL
Gutter clips for stealth wire antennas
IARU Monitoring Service report on 40m intruders
F-35 trials continue on HMS QE
New integrated ship's mast, built & tested in factory, then sent to shipbuilders
Osprey tilt wing rotor aircraft makes first landing on HMS QE
First ever shipboard rolling vertical landing on HMS QE (video)

4 October 2018
If you plan to attend the AGM on 13 October in Collingwood and you haven't already done so please let Joe G3ZDF know for catering & security purposes
RNARS Field Event on 21 October in Stokes Bay field, Gosport
Buddy Holly's 'Peggy Sue' (ex K5PSG) died on October 1
What is VSWR? Notes & video
Allied bombing in WW2 altered the ionosphere
Tony M6LWO is reviving the Stand Easy net. Wednesdays 14:00 local on 3.748 + -
The sun is entering a deep solar minimum
History of the superhet radio
DX News from ARRL
No Nonsense amateur radio podcast explores why FT8 usage is exploding
10 new BATC videos on ATV and satellite usage uploaded to their YouTube channel
RSGB's Planning Advisory Committee has issued its latest planning advice to members
Ofcom issues M5 prefix calls again
HMS QE has first night time F-35B landings

Final flight of the Sea King
Winners of RN Photographic competition
Video of first deck landing on HMS QE

19 September 2018
OFCOM responds to FoI request with number of UK Amateur Radio Licences
OFCOM refuses to sanction high power CB amplifiers
DX News from ARRL
First sea-going captain of HMS PoW takes over
60 years of FOST
Defence minister announcement about Type 31e frigates entering service
First Type 26 frigate, HMS Glasgow to be accepted by RN in 2025
HMS QE & HMS Monmouth arrive in Norfolk, Va.
UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity
Sea King farewell flypast
Harry Roughers video

12 September 2018
Moonbounce on a dipole
IARU Monitoring System reports of intruders on amateur bands
First EI-JA 70cms moonbounce QSO
Introduction to Amateur Digital TV book available for free download
MFCA has a new web address
DX News from ARRL
How to use an SWR Meter
Sale of BBC shortwave stations by Babcock
HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection throws open its doors
HMS QE arrives in Mayport, USA
Rolls-Royce engines to power USN's new unmanned drone for air to air refuelling

3 September 2018
How Morse Code beat the Dial Telegraph
Next generation SDR
BBC report about UK's new giant aircraft carriers
Free ATV magazine available for download
DX News from ARRL
100th anniversary of first VK-UK radio contact

29 August 2018
New DMR talkgroup for UK Military & Veterans - Brandmeister TG23527
Proposed changes to C&Rs/Constitution for consideration at EGM following 2018 AGM
Latest edition of 5MHz Newsletter available for free download
Running the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi
Introduction to Network Radios (video)
Ops Room of HMS PoW fired up
F-35Bs do ramp training in preparation for HMS QE embarcation
F35B Ramp training
F-35Bs expected to make first landing on HMS QE 3rd week in September
The role of offshore patrol vessels in the future of the RN
Scallop wars - French and British fishing boats clash in the Channel
Channel5 to air programme about life on board HMS Duncan
China's second aircraft carrier left for sea trials a few days ago
HMS QE lowered mast
HMS QE's communications mast lowered for maintenance
HMS QE cable boom
HMS QE cable boom for high voltage shoreside power cables

24 August 2018
There's a petition to exempt radio amateurs from needing planning permission for radio aerials
Using a Raspberry Pi3 to detect SAQ VLF signals
DX News from ARRL
HMS Severn stops plunder of WW1 wreck by illegal salvagers
Italian cadet training ship, Amerigo Vespucci arrives in Portsmouth
Janes' Fighting Ships 2017-18 - yours for just £983
HMS QE - are aircraft carriers too expensive?
HMS QE - Senior rates mess opening
Still need volunteers for Committee membership - can attend meetings by Skype

20 August 2018
RSGB publishes revised syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced exams
RSGB syllabus - changes to Intermediate practicals
ICQPodcast - Pi-Star 12 months on
FT8CALL - FT8 but with chat
New 10 watt 10 band QRP kit on the way from QRP Labs
DX News from ARRL
HMS Daring crew to be awarded Gulf of Aden clasp
HMS QE sets off for F-35B trials
HMS QE Skippers chair
HMS QE - Skipper's chair
First Sea Lord takes the salute of BRNC Passing Out Parade
3 Merlin Mk4 from RNAS Yeovilton arrive on board HMS QE
HMS QE - the view from the bridge
Sailing into danger - thoughts on the HMS Daring medal
Where's the chef?
HMS QE steering position
HMS QE steering position
HMS Jufair is now NSF Jufair
Recent Committee Minutes including 2017 AGM now available on Members' Reports

14 August 2018
Real-time UK band conditions
New liquid battery could lead to electric cars being charged in seconds
China claims successful test of hypersonic waverider
Zephyr UAV claims new endurance record
820 Naval Air Squadron embarks on HMS QE
Service personnel being offered second chance after failing compulsory drug tests
HMS QE - built to survive

10 August 2018
Kiwi-SDR can locate intruders in ham bands
DX News from ARRL
Useful propagation prediction tool - just give it your locator, antenna and height, rig and power and mode of transmission
DKARS August 2018 magazine available for free download
Multi, multi-mode mobile
How to use Kiwi-SDR for DF
Junior rates' accommodation on HMS QE
New workboats being built for RN
Second batch of F-35Bs on their journey to the UK (video)

2 August 2018
Call for articles, stories, cartoons etc for the Newsletter to David (Chairman)
Try out the new Morse facility on Google's keyboard app - GBoard
A decade of digital dependency
The new syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced exams to be released w/c 13 August by RSGB
Upgraded HMS Kent and HMS Defender prepare for global missions

30 July 2018
Congratulations to Mike now M6POY, Dave M6OVD and Alan M6UIT who all passed their Foundation exam
Some photos of an aerial working party on 28-7-18 in PhotoAlbums
Significant changes in store for FT8 & MSK144 in WSJT-X 2.0
Ofcom has cleared two 23cm ATV repeaters for operation, the first for a number of years
DX News from ARRL
Three submarines break through the Arctic ice
The story of the building of HMS Hermes

25 July 2018
More aerial remedial activity in Collingwood next Saturday at 14.00
Android satellite tracking applications
New datamodes broadcast programme on 6070 kHz AM
How to record large chunks of the AM and short wave bands using low cost SDR
As of Feb 2018 Thailand has 3rd largest number of licensed amateurs
Inside the world's biggest aircraft - it even has a glass floor
DX News from ARRL
Welcome to new members John M6JYS and David SWL but soon to do his Foundation exam
Current RN submarine replacement programme
RN Type 31e frigate programme abruptly suspended
Updated analysis of Russian nuclear powered and nuclear armed ultra long range torpedo
Photo of HMS Duncan's enclosed focsle deck

17 July 2018
If you have knowledge of maintaining the Morse auto keyer GNT 112 (see below) the Comms Museum in HMS Collingwood would love to hear from you.
Morse keyer
UK unveils new fighter aircraft which can operate autonomously
Welcome to new members John M6JYS and David SWL
DX News from ARRL

11 July 2018
60 second news summary from Royal Navy & Royal Marines
Australia to make major investment in ASW frigates
Australia to buy 6 US-built Triton maritime patrol drones
88 MHz trans-Atlantic signals heard in Ireland
BBC World Service short wave listening continues to decline; more now listen on the Net
ICQ Podcast - Network radio
Starting 17 July the National Radio Centre in Bletchley Park will open 7 days a week for the holiday period
DX News from ARRL
HMS Northumberland rededicated on the Tyne
Animation showing flight paths of all aircraft taking part in RAF flypast over London
First trials of F-35B onboard HMS QE start this autumn
UK misses NATO deadline for completing defence review