Welcome to RSGB Convention 2012


Welcome to RSGB Convention 2012
The World’s premier HF, VHF and IOTA event

Dates: 12-14 October 2012
Horwood House, Little Horwood, Milton Keynes MK17 0PH

Your weekend at the Convention

The Convention starts on Friday evening with a social gathering of delegates and lecturers. The Martin Lynch and Sons sponsored buffet is at 7pm for 7.30pm (admission by ticket only).
On Saturday the RSGB Convention is formally opened at 9.15am by RSGB President, Dave Wilson, M0OBW. Lectures continue until 5.45pm. The RSGB Gala Dinner is at 7.30pm for 8pm on the Saturday evening (admission by ticket only).
On Sunday, lectures start at 9am and continue until 2.45pm. The event concludes with the RSGB DX Fund raffle with main prizes kindly donated by Icom, Kenwood and Yaesu.

RSGB Convention 2012 highlights

The following are confirmed highlights of RSGB Convention 2012
  • DXpedition of 2012, the HK0NA DXpedition – Jorge Prieto, HK1R
  • Learn about research related to HF pumping of the ionosphere using a mega-watt transmitter, coupled to radar and optical diagnostics – Professor Mike Kosch
  • HF transceivers – Peter Hart G3SJX
  • An introduction to using SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis). A software tool that simulates electronic circuits in a computer environment. – Lee Hudson, M0LMH.
  • Developing Small UAS for NLOS Applications—DARPA UAVForge Competition 2012 – Stephen Prior, Middlesex University
  • T32C DXpedition – Neville Cheadle G3NUG & Don Field G3XTT
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Station Work Better – Ian White GM3SEK’
  • Sun by Day, Aurora by Night – Paul Money
  • Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) – Bob Titterington, G3ORY
  • What is SOTA all about – Tom Read M1EYP
  • Getting in the Log, QSO Mechanics – Roger Western G3SXW
  • Next steps in Contesting – Alan, G3XSV
  • Remote Operating – Mark Hill G4FPH
  • ATV – Noel G8GTZ
  • Datamodes, starting out – Mike Richards G4WNC
  • The latest on optical Communications – Stuart Wisher
  • Log40M logging program explained – Terry, G4POP
  • DXpedition to Swaziland – Phil Whitchurch G3SWH
  • Microwave Recipes for the UKACs –Bolton Wireless Club
  • Raspberry Pi – Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL
  • A review of the Olympic operations – how did amateur radio look? – Murray Niman
  • Propagation prediction programs and how to use them – Steve Nichols G0KYA
  • Contest logging software & how it works with the Robot – Ian, G0FCT
  • Complex datamodes for beginners – Mike Richards G4WNC
  • Antenna modelling with MMANA-GAL – Steve Nichols G0KYA
  • Techniques and software for assisting radio communications via Aurora – Dave Edwards G7RAU
  • The Design of a Range of 21st Century Equipment for the Amateur Microwave Bands – Chris Bartram GW4DGU
  • Operating for DX on 160m – John Rogers G3PQA
  • VP6T DXpedition to Pitcairn – Nigel G3TXF
  • Making a start on Microwave EME – Sam Jewell G4DDK
  • A little bit of Hydrogen Line Astronomy … from the back yard – Brian Coleman G4NNS
  • Stresses in Cables and Towers – Dave G4HUP
  • 6dB better than CW. Weak Signal Modes – why and how they work – Andy Talbot G4JNT
With even more to confirm…