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vendredi 21 janvier 2022

  • National Radio Centre re-opens soon
    The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) will re-open to visitors from Monday, 31 January and will be open seven days a week. Visitors will be encouraged to wear face masks although this will not be mandatory. The number of people accessing the radio room will be limited and, for the time being, (...)

  • Special RSL for Jubilee celebrations
    Ofcom has kindly agreed to an RSGB request that radio amateurs licensed by Ofcom may celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen by using the special RSL ‘Q’. This will be available for use throughout June 2022 and will require a Notice of Variation that will be available via our (...)

  • RSGB University Corner
    Are you a member of a university amateur radio club? Would you like to find one to join? Or are you keen to revive or even start a new one? The RSGB has created a web page to help university radio amateurs contact each other. You could also use the page if you’re interested in learning (...)

  • Special RSL for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations
    Ofcom has kindly agreed to an RSGB request that radio amateurs licensed by Ofcom may celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen by using the special RSL ‘Q’. This will be available for use throughout June 2022 and will require a Notice of Variation that will be available via our (...)

  • Jonathan Groves, M0VRI co-opted as Board Director
    Jonathan Groves, M0VRI has been co-opted to the RSGB Board until the AGM 2022 to carry out a three-month review of RSGB youth activities and opportunities. He has been an active member of the Examinations and Syllabus Review Group for some time and will be presented to the membership for (...)

  • Jonathan Groves, M0VRI co-opted as Board Director
    Jonathan Groves, M0VRI has been co-opted to the RSGB Board until the AGM 2022 to carry out a three-month review of RSGB youth activities and opportunities. He has been an active member of the Examinations and Syllabus Review Group for some time and will be presented to the membership for (...)

  • RSGB appoints new Honorary Treasurer
    The RSGB Board is pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Wood, GD6TWF as Honorary Treasurer with immediate effect. Chris is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has spent many years as a senior accountant within the banking industry, with roles including (...)

  • RSGB appoints new Honorary Treasurer
    The RSGB Board is pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Wood, GD6TWF as Honorary Treasurer with immediate effect. Chris is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has spent many years as a senior accountant within the banking industry, with roles including (...)

jeudi 20 janvier 2022

  • RadCom February 2022, Vol. 98, No. 2
    Yaesu FT-5DE – C4FM + analogue dual bander reviewed 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 14 News 12 RSGB Band Plan 2022 44 RSGB Honour Roll 34 RSGB Matters 6 Special Interest (...)

  • RSGB's University Corner
    Are you a member of a university amateur radio club? Would you like to find one to join? Or are you keen to revive or even start a new one? The RSGB has created a web page to help university radio amateurs contact each other. You could also use the page if you’re interested in learning (...)

vendredi 14 janvier 2022

  • SpaceX launches amateur satellites
    SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-3 mission launched on Thursday carrying 105 satellites including several amateur radio payloads. The Tevel mission comprises eight satellites, each with an FM transponder with an uplink on 145.970MHz and downlink, plus beacon transmissions on 436.400MHz. The EASAT-2 (...)

  • NASA recognises ARISS in pictures
    NASA has recognised Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) as a science education and research programme. Two images of ARISS activity are among those singled out by the space agency as some of the best space station science pictures of 2021. ARRL Representative to ARISS (...)

  • BBC Radio Norfolk interviews Roger Cooke, G3LDI
    Roger Cooke, G3LDI of Norfolk ARC was interviewed on BBC Radio Norfolk yesterday to talk about Morse Code in celebration of ‘Learn your name in Morse Code Day’. Roger is the RSGB’s GB2CW Coordinator and has also written a book about Morse Code which you can buy in the RSGB Shop. Listen to his (...)

  • RSGB elections update
    Due to the recent resignation of Andy Mace as an RSGB Board Director, there are now two elected Board Director vacancies as well as eight Regional Representative roles to be filled. The online nomination process is still open and completed papers, with supporting nominations, must be received (...)

lundi 10 janvier 2022

  • First Tonight @ 8 of 2022 streamed live
    The first episode in the 2022 Tonight @ 8 webinar series was streamed live on Monday, 10 January 2022 and featured How to get Started in Software Construction and Where It Can Lead You, by Heather Lomond, M0HMO. If you missed Heather's talk or want to watch it again, it's now available on the (...)

vendredi 7 janvier 2022

  • Happy New Year
    The news team and all the staff at RSGB HQ would like to wish our newsreaders, listeners and online readers a very Happy New Year. We would like to remind everyone that we always welcome your news, by email, to radcom@rsgb.org.uk, and the deadline is 10.00 sharp on Thursday mornings. The GB2RS (...)

  • Board and regional volunteers wanted
    The RSGB is calling for volunteers to fill roles in its Board and Regional Team. There are Elected Director vacancies, as well as eight Regional Representative roles to be filled. The online nomination process is open and completed papers, with supporting nominations, must be received by (...)

  • GB100BBC marks BBC Centenary
    Celebrations to mark the BBC's Centenary began at noon on 1 January 2022. The London BBC Radio Group was granted an extended special event radio licence by Ofcom, to operate GB100BBC throughout 2022. The amateur radio activity is one of many events organised to celebrate 100 years of the BBC, (...)

  • New 2022 Tonight @ 8 series begins Monday
    The RSGB's 2022 Tonight @ 8 webinar series starts on Monday, 10 January 2022 with a look at amateur radio software construction by Heather Lomond, M0HMO. There is still time to be inspired and create something for the RSGB Construction Competition! You can join the free webinar and ask (...)

mercredi 22 décembre 2021

  • RSGB HQ holiday closing times
    RSGB HQ will be closed for the holidays from 16.30 on Thursday, 23 December 2021 until 08.30 on 4 January 2022. During that time, if you need information about amateur radio, exams or RadCom you’ll find lots of information here on the RSGB website. You can also contact your Regional (...)

  • Several days of SSTV from the ISS
    The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team will support slow-scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station over the festive period. The images will be related to lunar exploration. Transmissions should be available worldwide on 145.800MHz FM, using SSTV mode (...)

  • COVID temporarily closes National Radio Centre
    In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and the high transmission rates, the RSGB has reluctantly decided to close the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park temporarily until further notice. The situation will be reviewed in the New Year and announcements about re-opening made (...)

  • Last news of 2021
    This will be the final GB2RS news reading for 2021 and we start with seasonal greetings to all newsreaders and listeners, both over the air and via other platforms; not forgetting viewers of the ATV broadcast, which is available via several repeaters and kindly streamed via the batc.tv website, (...)

vendredi 17 décembre 2021

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE – NRC now temporarily closed
    In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and the high transmission rates the RSGB has reluctantly decided to close the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park temporarily until further notice. The NRC will close at 15.00 on Friday, 17 December 2021 and the closure will run (...)

  • GB2RS Christmas arrangements
    Next Sunday, 26 December 2021, will see the final GB2RS script for 2021. The deadline for news is being brought forward to 10am on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, instead of the usual Thursday. The news reading on 26 December is optional, as the RSGB appreciates that not all newsreaders will be (...)

  • Volunteers sought for Board and Regions
    We would like to remind Members that the RSGB is looking for volunteers for roles in the Regional Team and on the Board. The deadline for completed nominations is 23:59 on 31 January 2022. There are eight vacancies for Regional Representatives and one for an elected Board Director. You can see (...)

  • Comoros DXpedition postponed
    The Comoros Islands DXpedition that was to take place sometime between mid-to-end January in 2022 has been postponed. The COVID-19 situation makes it safer for the team not to travel now. It should take place later in 2022.

jeudi 16 décembre 2021

  • RSGB and ARRL announce winners of Transatlantic Centenary Cups
    The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and the ARRL – The National Association for Amateur Radio – have announced winners of the 160-Meter Transatlantic Centenary QSO Party. The 12 December on-air event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the successful second Transatlantic Tests which (...)

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE – NRC to close temporarily from Friday
    In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and the high transmission rates the RSGB has reluctantly decided to temporarily close the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park until further notice. The NRC will close at 15.00 on Friday, 17 December 2021 and the closure will run (...)

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE – NRC to close temporarily from Friday
    In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and the high transmission rates the RSGB has reluctantly decided to close the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park temporarily until further notice. The NRC will close at 15.00 on Friday, 17 December 2021 and the closure will run (...)

vendredi 10 décembre 2021

  • Lincoln gams help TV program
    In the December issue of RadCom, page 14, we reported on the television programme outlining the design, specification and the crews of the WW2 Lancaster bomber. The production company asked Lincoln Short Wave Club to help with a CW sequence during which their anchor man, Guy Martin, would (...)

  • Lincoln hams help TV programme
    In the December issue of RadCom, page 14, we reported on the television programme outlining the design, specification and the crews of the WWII Lancaster bomber. The production company asked Lincoln Short Wave Club to help with a CW sequence during which their anchor man, Guy Martin, would (...)

  • WSJT-X core developer goes SK
    Sad news now. We learned from Joe Taylor, K1JT, that Bill Somerville, G4WJS, died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was only about 65 years old. Bill was the first to join Joe in 2013, forming a core development group for WSJT-X. He helped to bring the overall program structure more nearly up to (...)

  • Examinations Standards Committee report published
    The RSGB Examinations Standards Committee has published its 2021 annual report which covers activities in 2020. Despite the challenges of Covid, the Committee was quick to approve and support proposals for changes to the exam system, such as approving online remote invigilation and the (...)

  • Examinations Standards Committee report published
    The RSGB Examinations Standards Committee has published its 2021 annual report which covers activities in 2020. Despite the challenges of Covid, the Committee was quick to approve and support proposals for changes to the exam system, such as approving online remote invigilation and the (...)

jeudi 9 décembre 2021

  • New publishing schedule for RadCom online
    Having listened to feedback, we're delighted to announce that from this issue onwards, we are making RadCom available online for Members to read in the same week that the hard copy arrives through the letterbox. The January 2022 RadCom is now online at (...)

  • RadCom January 2022, Vol. 98, No. 1
    Elecraft K4D HF and 50MHz transceiver – after an extended period in development, the Elecraft K4 transceiver is now available 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 12 (...)

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 (...)