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GNHF 2017 Cancelled.

South Yorkshire Repeater Group have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2017 Great Northern Hamfest.
We would like to thank everyone for their loyalty and custom over the years and wish them the best for the future.
South Yorkshire repeater group would like to give due recognition to Ernie G4LUE for his tireless efforts over the last 28 years as manager of the Great Northern Hamfest and who has decided to retire from this position.

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Goodnight, Mr Tim

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. During his time in orbit, he did a huge amount of work to share the excitement of his trip with young people and support education across the curriculum.

As part of this,

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School launches BBC micro:bit into space

Twenty students from Rishworth School, West Yorkshire, teamed up with their ICT teacher, Peter Bell, to send their homemade space probe over 100,000 feet (about 20 miles) into the air using a helium balloon.

Their probe, consisting of a micro:bit, two Raspberry Pi computers and an adorable Lego astronaut pilot took pictures of the Earth and recorded a bone-chilling minimum temperature of -47.9°C.

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