RSGB Patron, SK

It is with great sadness that we hear that the Radio Society of Great Britain’s patron His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, has died this morning. He had been the RSGB’s patron since 1952 and joined the Society on several occasions. These included special event stations, anniversary events and exhibitions. […]

Tiago Guizzo, 2E0GJV

I’ve been interested in amateur radio for a long time but was never able to get started. I am a mechanical engineer and have worked most of my professional life with commercial aircraft. I have always been interested in computers, electronics and radios. I think that the ability of communicating without mobile phone network support […]

Friendship on the Air Award

The RSGB is delighted to launch a new Award that is designed to celebrate the friendship of amateur radio over the airwaves. Radio amateurs are encouraged to exchange the four-letter identifier of their club and accumulate points for each qualifying QSO. Through this you can gain the award. However, the main purpose of the award […]

RSGB update interview on ICQ Podcast

The latest episode of ICQ Podcast features an in-depth interview with three senior RSGB representatives: Board Director John Rogers, M0JAV; ESC Chair Tony Kent, G8PBH; and GM Steve Thomas, M1ACB. Listen to an explanation about the new EMF licence regulations, an update on exams, an overview of the RSGB highlights of last year and a […]

Lee, M0RLE

Lee, M0RLE started a net at the beginning of the first lockdown. It is every Monday evening on GB3RF and GB3PF and usually attracts over 20 people. He has been working most of lockdown, but has kept the net going. He has also been contacting people if they miss the net to check that they […]

Resuming examinations in clubs

The RSGB remote invigilation exams have been a great success during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 3,100 candidates have made the first step into the hobby by obtaining a Foundation pass, nearly 950 have progressed to the Intermediate exam and over 330 to the Full licence. However, the UK Government’s roadmap to exiting the Covid-19 restrictions […]

RSGB Youth Team launches new award

The RSGB Youth team has created a new award aimed at younger people but it is also open to anyone to try. Called the Radio Surfer Award, it encourages experimentation with all types of radio communications. There is a list of possible activities, each with a points value, and all you have to do is […]

RSGB AGM and Elections 2021

Voting for the RSGB elections is now open. On our AGM and election web pages you will find: The Calling Notice for the AGM Details of the Resolutions Candidate statements for the two people to be endorsed as Nominated Directors Candidate statements for the two people standing for RSGB President Candidate statements for the five […]

Trowbridge & District Amateur Radio Club

Trevor Griffiths, G7PEE and his friend and fellow club member Peter Smythe, M0JVY started the club net on 23 March in response to the Covid crisis. 145.375 Mhz was chosen as it was the preferred frequency of the T&DARC for its regular Sunday evening net hosted by David Pow, G6POW. Initially it was just Trevor […]

Leyland and District Amateur Radio

At the start of lockdown, four radio amateurs at Leyland and District Amateur Radio (LADAR) started a weekly net to keep in touch as they couldn’t meet as usual. The first net was on 18 March 2020 and was so well-received it started running biweekly. To keep things interesting, the group introduced some on-air games […]