New exam online booking system

Following our announcement last week, the new exam online booking system is now live. On the first page you choose whether you are an individual who wants to book a remote invigilation exam, or a club that wants to book an exam for candidates at the club premises. Clubs will be able to choose whether […]

Resumption of face-to-face exams

Face-to-face exams in RSGB registered exam venues have been suspended during the past 18 months when clubs were unable to meet in-person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time over 6,800 candidates have taken remote-invigilation online exams through self-training and/or distance learning. Now that Covid-related social-distancing restrictions are ending, clubs can meet again and […]

Foundation Practical Assessments

The mandatory Foundation level practical assessments have been suspended during the past 18 months when clubs were unable to meet in-person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has allowed over 4,500 candidates to take the remote-invigilation online Foundation exam through self-training and/or distance learning. Now that Covid-related social-distancing restrictions are ended, clubs can meet again […]

Board meeting key messages – 25 Sep

Longer-term financial review The Board reviewed the Society’s financial position and considered a number of areas where the use of financial reserves could potentially improve services to members and the amateur radio community. These will be further pursued in the next few months and reflected in the financial budget for 2022. Queens Jubilee 2022 A […]

November deadline for EMF compliance checking

The new Ofcom EMF regulations require compliance checking for all stations operating at above 110MHz from 18 November. The RSGB EMF web page contains links to the requirements as well as tools and advice to help radio amateurs to comply. Two new additions have been added to this web page: A new Pre-Assessed Equipment Configuration […]

RSGB Board liaison change

Following changes to the workload within the Board, Len Paget, GM0ONX will assume responsibility as Board Liaison for the Regional Team with effect from 1 October 2021. Len has long experience of working with our Regional Team of over 80 volunteers and will, once again, lead and support them as amateur radio activities gather pace […]

NRC volunteer Krassi passes Foundation licence

Krassi – a new RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) volunteer – passed her Foundation Licence and gained her M7YAY call sign last week. She made her first HF SSB QSO with YO3FBD from the NRC’s GB3RS station on 20m using the Flex6500 and SteppIR. Congratulations Krassi and thank you for volunteering at the NRC!

Extra September Tonight@8

We are having an extra Tonight@8 presentation this month so be sure to join us on Monday, 27 September. Voice repeaters have been with us in UK for almost 50 years a lot has changed in that time. We all are aware of repeaters but how many of us have considered what’s involved in getting […]

Extra September Tonight@8

We are having an extra Tonight@8 presentation this month so be sure to join us on Monday, 27 September. Voice repeaters have been with us in UK for almost 50 years a lot has changed in that time. We all are aware of repeaters but how many of us have considered what’s involved in getting […]

New RSGB VHF/UHF activity award

We have launched a new award to encourage people to use their new handheld and the substantial bandwidth we have at VHF and UHF, as well as— Do more radio-to-radio activity without the assistance of repeaters and internet gateways Be a bridge to other award programmes run by the RSGB (such as the 4-2-70 and […]