BBC TV Look East

Steve, G3EVA and Jim, G3YLA were on BBC TV’s Look East on Friday 16 January in a short piece talking about ‘Lockdown hobbies’. The segment starts at about 22mins

RSGB EMC Committee publishes EMF calculator

The RSGB’s EMC Committee (EMCC) has updated the EMF web page which contains information on the new licence requirement to assess EM Fields. Most notably, as agreed with Ofcom last month, the EMCC has published its calculator, which incorporates the Ofcom calculator but adds a front end specifically for radio amateurs. This calculator will be updated […]

RSGB NRC volunteers recognised

Despite the RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) being closed to visitors since March, a lot of work has gone on to install or upgrade the radio station set-up and the supporting PC applications in the radio room. The NRC 80m NET has also run continuously every weekday and a slow Morse training session has been […]

White Horse News

Roy Bailey, G0VFS won the Lockdown Category in the RSGB’s annual Construction Competition and donated the beautifully-engineered VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key for our charity auction which ended on 19 December for ‘Get on the air for Christmas’. Roy says, “It seemed only logical and fitting that the story of this key should end with it […]

Construction competition – still time to enter

‘Get on the air for Christmas’ has ended but you still have time to enter the special construction competition. It is open to projects that have been carried out during the autumn 2020 lockdowns, over the Christmas holiday season or in the current lockdowns and restrictions. Projects can be hardware, software or a system and […]

GB3RS on air for ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ (GOTA4C)

On Wednesday 30 December the GB3RS station was active again for a second day from the NRC to support the RSGB’s GOTA4C campaign. The RSGB NRC Coordinator Martyn, G0GMB  started the day with SSB QSOs on 80m, so as to encompass the regular morning NRC NET. Over 50 stations were logged calling in but by […]

Christmas Hope QSO Parties second series

Don’t forget the second series of the Christmas Hope QSO Parties – details of the times and modes are below: Christmas HQP Series 2 Monday 4 January 9:30-11:00 RTTY Tuesday 5 January 11:00-12:30 Phone Wednesday 6 January 12:30-14:00 FT4 Thursday 7 January 14:00-15:30 CW Monday 11 January 9:30-11:00 FT4 Tuesday 12 January 11:00-12:30 CW Wednesday […]

1 February 2021 – Starting out on the microwaves bands by Neil Underwood, G4LDR

Neil’s presentation ‘Starting Out on the Microwave Bands’ will provide basic information needed to understand the microwave bands and how to become operational on them. Topics covered will include: What are the microwave bands Propagation properties and microwave beacons What classes of licence can use which microwave bands Equipment requirements including antennas and transverters Examples of […]