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Amateur Radio TODAY
The SARL weekly radio programme for radio amateurs, shortwave listeners and electronic hobbyists

Another service to Amateur Radio by the South African Radio League

 

Updated
28September 2014

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Amateur Radio Today 28 September 2014

Your host:
Hans van de Groenendaal

In this week's programme:

* Newsdigest including the HAMNET report and news about a new geostationary satellite including an amateur radio transponder and Sarah Brightman going into space

* Techtalk third generation  renewable energy

* RAIN Report : Widespread noise from the power grid by ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hare

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SA AMSAT Satellite report with Dave Long here

Learn about APRS from the person that invented it. Click here to listen to the full RAIN report

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A CME THAT JUST MISSED OUR PLANET  SAVED THE EARTH FROM DISASTER

On 23 July 2012, a plasma cloud or "CME" rocketed away from the sun as fast as 3000 km/s, more than four times faster than a typical eruption. The storm tore through Earth orbit, but fortunately Earth wasn't there. Instead it hit the STEREO-A spacecraft. Researchers have been analysing the data ever since, and they have concluded that the storm was one of the strongest in recorded history.

Had the eruption occurred just one week earlier, the blast site would have been facing Earth, rather than off to the side, so it was a relatively narrow escape.  Watch the video here

 


The 9 January Solar Storm that wasn't!

What happened to the huge solar flare that was expected to cause a huge solar storm in 9 January and then it fizzled out?  Listen to Dr Pieter Cilliers of SANSA to find out what happend. Download audio here


30 Years of Amateur on Manned Space flights

Download the interview with Frank Bauer in the NASA International Space Station Control Room here


 


CQ Serenade  -
listen to this song about amateur radio

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