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mercredi 8 décembre 2021

  • IT Helpdesk back to normal status
    The RSGB IT Helpdesk is now back to normal status after a very busy period over the last three weeks We apologize for the long response times that some users have experienced during this time. We are aware that some ongoing cases are still awaiting resolution, and are now working on the last (...)

lundi 6 décembre 2021

  • Tonight @ 8 streamed live – Amateur TV
    This evening's Tonight @ 8 featured Noel Matthews, G8GTZ presenting the latest developments in the ever-evolving world of amateur TV. Noel's talk gives an overview of ATV activity in the UK and, in particular, how the use of reduced bandwidth signals has enabled ATV QSOs on the lower VHF bands. (...)

vendredi 3 décembre 2021

  • New web-based RSGB EMF calculator
    We are pleased to launch our new version of the RSGB EMF calculator v11d which is now available in a new browser-based version as well as the spreadsheet version. You can find both versions on our website The web browser version does not require you to have Excel or another spreadsheet on your (...)

  • Still time left to support YOTA Month 2021
    It's not too late to support December YOTA Month 2021. The RSGB has been granted the call sign GB21YOTA, for allocation to youngsters to operate throughout December 2021. To see what operating slots are still available please look up GB21YOTA on QRZ.com. This Sunday, 5 December 2021, the (...)

  • Sign /2ZE to mark Transatlantic Centenary
    This month marks the centenary of the first amateur radio signals crossing the Atlantic. Signals from the USA were received by Paul Godley, 2ZE, at a specially prepared receiving setup at Ardrossan in Scotland. From 1 to 26 December 2021, all UK and Crown Dependency licensees may add the suffix (...)

  • Centenary stations in ARRL 160m Contest
    The annual ARRL 160m Contest begins at 2200UTC on Friday, 3 December 2021 and ends at 1559UTC on Sunday, the 5th. This 42 hour CW-only contest is the most similar to the original transatlantic tests. The RSGB is planning to activate special call signs to commemorate the centenary of the tests. (...)

mercredi 1er décembre 2021

  • New web-based RSGB EMF calculator
    We are pleased to launch our new version of the RSGB EMF calculator v11d which is now available in a new browser-based version as well as the spreadsheet version. You can find both versions on our website The web browser version does not require you to have Excel or another spreadsheet on your (...)

  • New web-based RSGB EMF calculator
    We are pleased to launch our new version of the RSGB EMF calculator v11d which is now available in a new browser-based version as well as the spreadsheet version. You can find both versions on our website The web browser version does not require you to have Excel or another spreadsheet on your (...)

mardi 30 novembre 2021

  • RESOLVED – RSGB HQ phone outage
    UPDATE 12:56 30/11/2021 The remaining phone issue with the automated options system has been resolved, so you now can use the main number 01234 832 700 to call us as normal. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this morning’s issue. ———————————– UPDATE 11:05 30/11/2021 We are now able to make (...)

vendredi 26 novembre 2021

  • Centenary of transatlantic amateur signals
    December 2021 marks the centenary of the first amateur radio signals crossing the Atlantic. Signals from the USA were received by Paul Godley, 2ZE, at a specially prepared receiving setup at Ardrossan in Scotland. From 1 to 26 December 2021, all UK and Crown Dependency licensees may add the (...)

  • RSGB features in ICQ Podcast
    The team at ICQ Podcast invited the RSGB to have a chat with them in their latest episode. RSGB President Stewart Bryant, G3YSX talks about the IARU Region 1 workshop; ESC Chair Tony Kent, G8PBH gives an update on training and exams; while General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB and Communications (...)

  • NRC holiday season opening times
    The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park has announced its opening times for the Christmas and New Year period. The NRC will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve the NRC will close at 2pm. See nationalradiocentre.com for useful (...)

jeudi 25 novembre 2021

  • Situation improving on RSGB IT Helpdesk
    UPDATE 25/11/2021 We have been very busy again this week, so unfortunately we have not been able to process as much of the support ticket backlog as we expected. However, we are continuing to answer queued tickets as fast as we can and now expect to reach most outstanding cases by Monday at the (...)

  • RSGB IT Helpdesk still very busy
    We have been very busy again this week, so unfortunately we have not been able to process as much of the support ticket backlog as we expected. However, we are continuing to answer queued tickets as fast as we can and now expect to reach most outstanding cases by Monday at the latest. Again our (...)

  • RadCom Basics November 2021, No. 25
    We are pleased to announce the new edition of RadCom Basics is now out at rsgb.org/radcom-basics We hope you enjoy the November 2021 edition and find it of real help whether you are new to the hobby or just looking to brush up on the basics. In this edition – Chasing awards Lindsay Pennell, (...)

lundi 22 novembre 2021

  • Situation improving on RSGB IT Helpdesk
    We are aware that there have been very long wait times on the RSGB IT Helpdesk—this is due to an exceptionally high number of tickets currently waiting in the system Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience. We are working hard to answer all outstanding tickets, and the situation has now (...)

  • RadCom December 2021, Vol. 97, No. 12
    The Centenary of the Transatlantic Tests – A celebration! To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 New products 16 News 14 RadCom index 2021 76 RSGB Matters 6 RSGB Convention 2021 online, (...)

vendredi 19 novembre 2021

  • IARU presents award to Don, G3BJ
    Former IARU Region 1 President and RSGB Past-President Don Beattie, G3BJ, was recently presented with the prestigious Michael J. Owen Award by the IARU Administrative Council. The award recognises those outstanding volunteers whose exceptional service to the IARU reflect the spirit, hard work (...)

  • Make a date for Tonight @ 8
    On Monday, 6 December 2021, Tonight @ 8 will feature Noel Matthews, G8GTZ who will be presenting on the latest developments in the ever-evolving world of amateur TV. Noel will give an overview of ATV activity in the UK and, in particular, how the use of reduced bandwidth signals has enabled ATV (...)

  • Amateur radio tops BBC News report
    Amateur radio was the lead item in a BBC News article on what made people happy during the pandemic. John Emery, 2E0HWE was pictured in front of his radio, microphone in hand, describing how he had made new friends thanks to amateur (...)

  • YOTA Month – still time left to register
    It's not too late to register your interest for December YOTA Month 2021. We have been granted the call sign GB21YOTA, for allocation to youngsters to operate throughout December 2021. To see what operating slots are still available please look up GB21YOTA on QRZ.com. You can register your (...)

vendredi 12 novembre 2021

  • RSGB National Radio centre to close for three days
    If you're planning a visit to Bletchley Park and the RSGB National Radio Centre, please note that both will be closed to all visitors on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 17 to 19 November 2021 inclusive, due to filming that is taking place at Bletchley (...)

  • Canadians mark transatlantic first
    CF3BP will be operating from the York region near Toronto until 12 December 2021. It will mark the anniversary of the first transatlantic amateur radio transmission from Canada by Edward Rogers Senior using the call 3BP. He was one of the few amateurs to successfully transmit across the (...)

  • Newsreader Jon Island Jon goes SK
    The RSGB has learned, with sadness, that Jon Hague, GM3JIJ, has become a Silent Key. Jon was a member of the Society for 72 years. Affectionately known as “Jon Island Jon” to his many on-air friends, he delivered the GB2RS News from his QTH at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis for 26 years, his (...)

jeudi 11 novembre 2021

  • RSGB 2021 Convention: Unwrapped
    The RSGB held its second online Convention on Saturday 9 October. This new video – RSGB 2021 Convention: Unwrapped – gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how we created the event. It includes quotes from viewers and presenters, as well as some statistics to show just how many thousands of people (...)

  • RSGB 2021 Convention: Unwrapped
    The RSGB held its second online Convention on Saturday 9 October. This new video – RSGB 2021 Convention: Unwrapped – gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how we created the event. It includes quotes from viewers and presenters, as well as some statistics to show just how many thousands of people (...)

vendredi 5 novembre 2021

  • RSGB co-opts Director
    The RSGB Board is pleased to announce that Richard Horton, G4AOJ has been co-opted as a Board Director until the 2022 AGM. He has served as the RSGB Honorary Treasurer since 2011 and the RSGB Board is advertising for Richard’s successor. Applications from financially-qualified candidates are (...)

  • Intermediate level distance learning course open
    The next Bath-Based Distance Learning (BBDL) course will be for Intermediate level running from January to May 2022. The closing date is 15 December 2021. All applicants must complete some pre-course work using BBDL systems. A Full licence course will run from August to December 2022. More (...)

  • New RSGB Convention videos published
    The RSGB has just published the individual presentations in the Learn more about… stream from its online Convention. This means that you can now see all 15 presentations in the RSGB’s web video archive, or in the RSGB Convention 2021 playlist on the RSGB’s YouTube channel. The presentations are (...)

  • RSGB Honorary Treasurer vacancy
    Following the recent co-option of Richard Horton, G4AOJ to the RSGB Board, the Society is seeking a new candidate for this role. The Honorary Treasurer, in conjunction with the Board, General Manager and Financial Controller, is accountable for the financial well-being of the Society. The (...)

  • Richard Horton, G4AOJ co-opted as Board Director
    The RSGB Board is pleased to announce that Richard Horton, G4AOJ has been co-opted as a Board Director until the 2022 AGM. Many members will know Richard as he has served as the RSGB Honorary Treasurer since 2011. After obtaining a degree in Physics at Merton College, Oxford in 1973, Richard (...)

jeudi 4 novembre 2021

  • New mock exam papers available
    At a recent meeting of the Examination Standards Committee it was agreed that the current mock exam papers on the RSGB website should be replaced by a fresh set, with one mock exam paper per licence level. Unlike the previous mock papers which were based on example questions, these new papers (...)

mercredi 3 novembre 2021

  • 146/147MHz NoV extension
    Ofcom has agreed to the RSGB request to extend the 146/147MHz NoV for a further year. However, it is made available on a non-interference basis and applicants should note that as the band is increasingly used by other users, the NoV is subject to a 30-day notice period of change or withdrawal. (...)

lundi 1er novembre 2021

  • Bitx to SBitx – Tonight @ 8 streamed live
    The latest in the autumn series of Tonight @ 8 webinars was streamed live on Monday, 1 November 2021 and featured Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE with Bitx to SBitx – The Journey of this Exciting and Affordable Range of Transceivers. If you missed Ashhar’s talk or want to watch it again, it’s available now (...)

vendredi 29 octobre 2021

  • Supervised operation of Foundation candidates
    We wish to retain the possibility for Foundation candidates to receive practical on-air training, under supervision, to illustrate the operating and licensing parts of the syllabus, although there is now no necessity to formally assess this. Before any Foundation student is allowed to operate a (...)

  • Supervised operation of Foundation candidates
    We wish to retain the possibility for Foundation candidates to receive practical on-air training, under supervision, to illustrate the operating and licensing parts of the syllabus, although there is now no necessity to formally assess this. Before any Foundation student is allowed to operate a (...)

  • Clocks go back on Sunday, 31 October
    Clocks in the UK will change to UTC or GMT on Sunday, 31 October 2021, and go back one hour at 02.00.

  • RSGB National Radio Centre needs volunteers
    The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) welcomes thousands of people through its doors each month and introduces them to amateur radio. The Society needs to expand the team of volunteers and is particularly looking for people who can be part of the team during the week. If you are interested in (...)

  • RSGB National Radio Centre needs volunteers
    The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) welcomes thousands of people through its doors each month and introduces them to amateur radio. The Society needs to expand the team of volunteers and is particularly looking for people who can be part of the team during the week. If you are interested in (...)

  • RSGB Convention presentations on YouTube
    The RSGB online Convention’s keynote presentation is now available separately on the Society’s YouTube channel. This inspiring talk by Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG explores the connections between radio and space, and also looks at the many ways in which everyone can get involved. The seven (...)

lundi 25 octobre 2021

  • RadCom November 2021, Vol. 97, No. 11
    RSGB 2021 Convention Online – Keynote speaker Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG on radio technology and space science To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 New products 14 News 13 RSGB (...)

  • RESOLVED. Email outage affecting all RSGB mailboxes
    UPDATE 25/10/2021 13.45 Systems are restored now and all mailboxes should be working as normal. However, we are still investigating the cause of the incident. —————————————— 25/10/2021 12.51 We are currently experiencing issues with the RSGB email service, resulting in an inability to send or receive email. (...)

vendredi 22 octobre 2021

  • Get on the microwave bands
    Are you looking for a new challenge? The RSGB has just released an updated video that gives a short introduction to amateur radio on the microwave bands. It explains how microwave technology is involved in everyday life, and highlights the opportunities as well as the challenges of this aspect (...)

  • Become an RSGB Director
    The RSGB Nominations Committee includes representatives of the Board, Regional Team and the Committees who work together to select Nominated Directors to serve on the RSGB Board. The Nominations Committee is seeking a wide range of new candidates with skills that will complement the existing (...)

  • SAQ Grimeton transmits on Sunday
    Sunday, 24 October 2021, is United Nations Day and the historic Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden—with call sign SAQ—is scheduled to send out a message on 17.2kHz using CW. The live stream on YouTube starts at 1425UTC, with tuning at 1430UTC. The transmission begins at (...)

jeudi 21 octobre 2021

  • RSGB email system – scheduled downtime
    Major electrical works are taking place at RSGB HQ on Saturday 23 October which will result in key IT systems being shutdown throughout the day This will result in RSGB mailboxes being unavailable for email users who have not yet migrated to the Office 365 system. Those who have already (...)

lundi 18 octobre 2021

  • RSGB IT Helpdesk situation now improving
    While the RSGB IT Helpdesk remains busy, the situation is now improving, with a large number of queued tickets answered over the past week We appreciate that we haven’t got to everyone yet, and that some of you have been waiting a considerable length of time, but we are aiming to close all the (...)

vendredi 15 octobre 2021

  • RSGB online Convention available to re-watch
    The RSGB is delighted that its 2021 Online Convention was watched by people across the world, many of whom have since thanked the Society for the excellent content and professional production. The streams have received hundreds more views since Saturday and people are enjoying the 15 (...)

  • AMSAT Colloquium
    AMSAT-UK will be holding their annual International Space Colloquium on Sunday, 24 October 2021. The online Zoom webinar will run from 10.45am to approximately 4pm. With speakers from the UK, Europe and North America, each 30 minute presentation will include a five minute Q and A session. Full (...)

  • Exercise Blue Ham underway
    The second day of the RAF Air Cadets Blue Ham Radio Communications Exercise is on Sunday, 17 October 2021. They are contacting radio amateurs on the shared section of the 5MHz bands. A Blue Ham participation certificate is available to those who contact 15 or more special Cadet call signs (...)

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