So it would appear that Yaesu are about to make a major update to their C4FM Digital range of radios as an advert has appeared online which seems to be advertising 'System Fusion II'
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As you will see at the bottom of the advert it states that 'Firmware updates will enable System Fusion II compatibility with all existing C4FM products" so if, like myself, you have a C4FM enabled radio be on the lookout for some updates hopefully in the near future!
As to what System Fusion II offers.... Only time will tell!
Unfortunately, this evenings scheduled Space Station contact at 19:38 hours BST failed due to technical problems!
The RSGB/YOTA team attempted to make contact for several minutes before reluctantly having to give up.
Below is a short clip from the RSGB live stream:
UPDATE: A second attempt was made during the next flyover and this time a succesful contact was esablished - Video will appear on the blog in due course.
An International Space Station ARISS contact is planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA, using the call sign NA1SS and the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) event, call sign GB4YOTA, taking place in Gilwell Park, UK.
The contact is scheduled for Tuesday 8th August 2017 at approximately 18:38 GMT/19:38 BST. This will be a direct radio contact, operated by GB4YOTA.
Signals from the Space Station can be recieved on 145.800Mhz FM across much of Europe.