Club members were saddened to hear today that Ian Brown passed away following a long illness.
Ian was a GMDX Group member and regular at the convention where we we would meet up up with him.

We send our condolences to his family.

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2021 Propagation Summit

For anyone interested in radio propagation, Contest University will host a Propagation Summit on January 23, 2021 from 11.00am to 15.00pm (Eastern Standard Time).
The summit will feature presentations by well known amateur radio operators.

11 AM – “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HAMSCI activities for 2021” – Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
Noon – “Solar Cycle 25 Predictions & Progress” – Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
1 PM – “Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain” – Jim Breakall, WA3FET
2 PM – “HF Ionospheric Propagation” – Frank Donovan, W3LPL

To register for this free CTU Propagation Summit Webinar please go to :
Webinar Registration – Zoom

Check out the Contest University webpage at:

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Get on the air for Christmas (GOTA4C)

As part of the ‘Get on the air to care’ campaign that the that the Radio Society of Great Britain has been running with the NHS since April, they are launching a new focus for Christmas.

Called ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ and shared on social media with the hashtag #GOTA4C, it will bring together a few activities that radio amateurs can participate in over the holiday period. It will run from Saturday 19 December to Saturday 9 January.

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Geminid Meteor Alert

The Geminid meteor shower is about to peak.
On Sunday night-Monday morning (Dec. 13/14), debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon will fly out of the constellation Gemini, producing what many forecasters believe will be the best meteor display of 2020.
The best time to watch them is generally at around 2am, when the sky is at its darkest.

Visit today’s edition of for sky maps and observing tips.
Should your interest in the night sky encompass more than observing the occasional meteor shower then why not take a look at the Society for Popular Astronomy website. Here you can find out, in easy to understand language, about the wonders of the Universe.

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