9 January 2023 – Radio & Rucksack by Ben Lloyd, GW4BML

Ben’s presentation Ben will briefly explain the definition of portable operating and give reasons why portable operating has its benefits. He’ll go on to explain a little about his adventures which mainly include SOTA, working DX and contesting…all by operating portable. Ben will run through everything that is packed away in his rucksack to enable […]

RSGB DXpedition Fund raffle winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the RSGB DXpedition Fund raffle which was held at the end of the RSGB 2022 Convention: Icom IC-705 (donated by Icom UK) – Dominic Smith, M0BLF Yaesu FT-891 (donated by Yaesu UK) – Terry Chipperfield, G3VFC AnyTone Dual Band Transceiver (donated by ML&S) – Martin Atherton, G3ZAY BHI Inline […]

RSGB DX trophies presented at 2022 Convention

Today at the RSGB Convention we presented two prestigious trophies for achievement in the field of DX. Ian Justice, M0RNH was awarded the G5RP Shield, for the greatest progress in DX made by an RSGB member resident in the UK during the year. Keith Evans, G3VKW won the ROTAB Trophy for outstanding and consistent DX […]

Aerial maintenance at NRC

The annual maintenance of the tower supporting the SteppIR beam and multiband dipole at the RSGB National Radio Centre will take place this Wednesday and Thursday (28 & 29 Sept.) In compliance with EMF and safety requirements, GB3RS will not be transmitting on either the HF or LF amateur bands. The GB7PB repeater will also […]

BBC Radio Wales features amateur radio

BBC Radio Wales recently invited callers to join in on an amateur radio feature. The wide-ranging discussion included conversations with 8-year-old Isabella and her dad Matt, M0LMK talking about their recent ISS contact, as well as with Jeffrey from Swansea ARC (1:54:40) and Glyn, GW0ANA from Barry ARS (2:12:26). Listen on BBC Sounds from 1:38:10 […]

YOTA Croatia 2022 – Day 7

What did you get up to on Day 7? We headed to Dubovac castle to operate Castles on the Air (COTA). On the way, we were given a tour of Karlovac city and then climbed up to the castle. We operated from the top of the hill in the castle grounds for most of the […]

YOTA Croatia 2022 – Day 6

What did you get up to on Day 6? After breakfast we went off to hunt small Si5351 based transmitters around the nearby park. We were able to track down a total of nine transmitters using CW from 80m receivers. Another activity followed shortly after where we got hands-on experience of how to assemble a […]

YOTA Croatia 2022 – Day 5

What did you get up to on Day 5? We began our journey to Zagreb in the early morning. A friendly tour guide introduced us to the city’s origin and allowed us to explore the main landmarks. Following a short break, we stumbled into Nikola Tesla’s museum, where the concepts of his first inventions were […]

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