Amateur Radio Newsline

The RSGB and NHS campaign ‘Get on the air to care’ was featured in this week’s Amateur Radio Newsline report. The report also includes the RSGB’s announcement of the expansion of remote invigilation exams to include the Full licence exam.

RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for the Full exams

Following on from the success of the remote invigilation exams for the Foundation and Intermediate licence, the RSGB is now expanding that to include Full licence exams. From Thursday 24 September the automated booking system will accept exam bookings for all three licence levels. Please note that the earliest date available for exam bookings at […]

RSGB August Board meeting proceedings

The proceedings from the RSGB August Board meeting are on the website. Key points were: An IARU Region 1 update from Don Beattie G3BJ, President IARU Region 1 The continued dramatic rise in numbers of both exam entrants and joining members which underpins the RSGB’s ability to represent the interests of radio amateurs in the […]

RSGB General Manager in RAC Conference keynote presentation

On Sunday 20 September the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) held its 2020 Conference and AGM online. RSGB General Manager, Steve Thomas, was invited to participate in the keynote presentation with IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH; ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; and RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA as moderator. The focus was “Amateur Radio during […]

BBC TV Points West

Today BBC Points West ran a short feature at lunchtime and a longer piece in the evening news about ten-year old Caitlin, M6XTT who passed her Foundation Licence exam via remote invigilation recently after being tutored by her grandfather Don, G3XTT during the lockdown. Caitlin’s Mum, Jane, also talked about the family tradition of being […]

BBC Radio Somerset

This morning BBC Radio Somerset interviewed ten-year old Caitlin, M6XTT, her grandfather Don, G3XTT and RSGB General Manager, Steve Thomas, M1ACB. Caitlin passed her Foundation licence recently via remote invigilation after being tutored by Don. You can hear the interview for 30 days on iPlayer. The pre-recorded trailer with Steve was used as part of […]

ICQ Podcast

The latest ICQ Podcast Episode 333 is out now. It features an in-depth chat with the RSGB/NHS ‘Get on the air to care’ team about how it has inspired the growth of amateur radio over the last six months. The interview with RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB; NHS Representative Paul Devlin, G1SMP; and RSGB […]

BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey

We set up an interview for RSGB Board Director Stewart Bryant, G3YSX and SOTA event organiser Tim Price, G4YBU with BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex on Friday 11 September. The interview starts just before 1:43:00 – you can hear it for 30 days on BBC iPlayer

Awards Manager steps down

It is with regret that we announce that Bobby Wadley, MI0RYL is stepping down from her position as RSGB Awards Manager. Bobby bought huge energy and enthusiasm to this role. Her contribution was valued and appreciated by all that worked with her and she will be missed. We are looking for someone to fill this […]