The following page contains links which the reader may find interesting:-
OFCOM decided that Channel 5's programme "The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door" broadcast in October 2016 did not contravene their Broadcast Code. Page 101 of the bulletin, link below, refers. OFCOM received 52 complaints that the programme was "Materially Misleading" - there were several suggestions in the programme that there is a link between amateur radio transmissions and cancer.
Other Clubs and Societies
The club is affiliated to the following societies:-
The Radio Society Of Great Britain
The Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association organises an annual rally which for many years has been at the Norbreck Hotel, Blackpool.
The Ofcom Amateur Resources Pages has the On-Line Services User Guide and the forms you may need when you can't use
History of the Telegraph
Our own CW Pages
The International Morse Preservation Society - Fists CW Club
- Lots of resources including more on-air practice sessions, programs and other links
The RSGB GB2CW schedule
The "Just Learn Morse" program
Magnetic Loop Antennas
Surface Mount Soldering
Nice tutorial:- http://www.midnightdesignsolutions.com/dds60/index.html
Videos on YouTube
Sites Selling Hot Air Equipment
Low Melt-point Solder
You find the SMRCC Pixel at the top left, 4 down, 2 across of course!
Presentation can be downloaded here:-
Video presentations of lectures filmed and streamed live during AMSAT Colloquium
Once at the BATC site, select Film Archives.
The pages on impedance matching (Parts 1 and 2), including the analysis and operation of L, T and Pi networks, are excellent. The treatment of the subject includes a tiny bit of maths (R, G and jX), but that adds to the excitement.
Leap Second related Links
International Earth Rotation and Reference Service - Measuring the irregularities of the Earth's rotation:- http://www.iers.org/
Time Nuts Mailing list :- http://www.leapsecond.com/time-nuts.htm
Some Standard Time Sites
In January 2012 a decision was to be made on retaining or dropping the leap second, the latter being the USA's proposal. The decision that actually came out was to postpone the decision until 2015!
A problem with retaining the leap second is that they will become problematically more frequent as the years go by. Currently one leap second is introduced every year or two. Centuries from now, the Earth's rotation will slow down to such a rate that several leap seconds a day will be necessary to keep Atomic Time in step with Solar Time. See the NPL website for further detail,
NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Centre. Solar indices every three hours.
The Propagation link in the menu of this website leads to an abbreviated version of the Space Weather Centre's flux and sunspot summary.
RSGB Propagation Studies page - lots of links and useful information.
Space Weather Prediction Center
Software and Utilities
Antenna Modeling Software and other Utility Programs by Dan Maguire, AC6LA
Arduino Morse Beacon
The source file may be downloaded from here:-
See also the SMRCC Tools page => http://www.smrcc.org.uk/tools