Decoding Slow Scan TV pictures from the ISS

After hearing that the Russian SSTV amateur radio tests were to be transmitted again today and tomorrow (6th and 7th of August 2021), I thought I'd record it happening in real time for anyone that's interested. You could even replay the audio from this video back into something like MMSSTV and re-decode it yourself. It's really easy to do!

Trip to Radio Caroline 2019

MV Ross Revenge is a radio ship, the home of Radio Caroline, as well as having supported Radio Monique and various religious broadcasters. She was constructed in Bremerhaven in 1960, and initially served as a commercial trawler as part of the Ross Group fleet, notably taking part in the Cod Wars of the 1970s. Following her decommissioning, she was purchased by Radio Caroline and outfitted as a radio ship, complete with 300-foot antenna mast and 50 kW transmitter.

To Earth or not to Earth

As I found recently, the guidance about Earthing from RSGB seems somewhat ambiguous. There are two central recommendations: 1. Don’t Earth your station, and use balanced antennas that negate the need for Earthing. 2. If you must Earth, break the Earth to the shack and use a local TT Earth, using a local Earthing rod. In this presentation, I give an overview of the issues.

Mills on the Air 2017

Operating over the weekend of 13th and 14th of May within the grounds of Jill Windmill at Clayton, this was our first outside event of the year.

Using our callsign GB0JAJ, we managed to contact 124 stations including 13 other Mills. These were mainly from the British Isles, but also from Europe including Norway, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Channel Islands. Operation was on the 40m band.

A big thank you to the Jack and Jill Windmills Society.

Bob N4XAT at MSARS 1998

During October 1998 Bob N4XAT paid a visit to The Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society, that at the time was based at Marle Place, Burgess Hill West Sussex. He met with old friends Louis Varney G5RV, Ken G3WYN, Ron G0WGP and many others. A big thank you to Bob for providing the DVD.

John Berry G8JBJ - HF Propagation

A very interesting talk given by John G8JBJ on HF Propagation was not only heard by the members in Millfield Suite, but also simultaneously by our overseas members
Steve GJ6WRI, and Raffaele IZ4TNT

Amateur Radio - A 21st Century Hobby

An introduction to amateur radio for young people. Produced by TX Factor for the RSGB.

MSARS Windmills Evening 1980's

Filmed by Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society member Griff Rockwood G3JGR. This endearing film reminds us how popular this event used to be.

Taking place every year during the month of June, we celebrate our Societies Anniversary. Our thanks to Mike G1TDL for discovering the VHS tape.