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QSOs via the Auroras

Communications via the Aurora by John Berry GM8JBJ

A radio aurora starts as a huge solar flare or other ejection of plasma from the Sun. If there’s enough energy, the plasma eventually hits the Earth’s atmosphere and the result may be a visible aurora, and more rarely, a radio aurora.

More information from John at https://hamradio.engineering/radio-auroras

QSOs via the Auroras

Amateur Radio and the Auroras

A stunning slideshow from Richard Hide G0LFF which chronicles his cruise from Bergen right up to and around the North Cape to the Russian border. A taster ahead of John Berry's talk on the subject on 12th November 2021.

Foxhunting for radio amateurs

Amateur Radio Foxhunting with Alan G8YKV

MSARS Alan Cragg introduces Denby Dale ARS club members to the fun of amateur radio foxhunting. Here, you're chasing a human standing in for an actual fox, mainly because no fox has ever passed the Foundation exam. The aim is for the "hounds" suitably equipped with radios and directional antennas to find the "fox" hidden somewhere in a defined radius from the start point. Just watch the video - it'll all make sense, I'm sure.

How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers

Jon Wymer G8URE presents on this fascinating topic. Many physical examples of hardware bring the subject to life, and superb microscope views of both working and damaged power transitors let us see what can go wrong. Some basic rules for building your own devices and which operating and environmental parameters to be mindful of.

Sue's emigration across the Channel

Sue Davis G6YPY tells an engaged audience both in Cyprus Hall and live on Zoom about her bold emigration to France in the midst of a global pandemic.

Lots of interesting slides and local history.

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society Historic Slideshow

A selection of slides taken over many years depicting various club events, collated by Mike Pollock G8KMP. Spot anyone you recognise?

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.