Ofcom releases licence change video

Ofcom has released a video about changes to the UK amateur radio framework, covering licensing and callsign changes. It also gives some insight into the forthcoming Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the changes for callsigns and special event stations.

World Amateur Radio Day coming up

World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated each year on the 18 April. The theme for 2024 is A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 Years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community and Advocacy. The global event covers all of the IARU regions and runs from 0000UTC on Thursday, 18 April 2024 to 0000UTC on Friday, 19 April […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

During May, the RSGB’s Photo Friday feature on social media will highlight radio amateurs who are taking advantage of the new licence conditions. You could be an individual who is discovering different things to enjoy with the new power levels, or who is encouraging friends and family to get on the air under your supervision. […]

Special Events News – 14 April 2024

Special event station 5P0WARD will be active from Denmark on the 18 April to mark World Amateur Radio Day. QSL via Logbook of the World or via OZ1ACB. For more information, including details of awards that are available, visit QRZ.com Special callsign ER30ARM is active to celebrate the 30th of anniversary of the Amateur Radio […]

DX News – 14 April 2024

Willy, ON4AVT is active as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang, Senegal until the 16 April. He operates using mainly FT8 on the 80 to 10m bands. He will also be QRV on the QO-100 satellite. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS. Bernhard, DL2GAC is active as H44MS from Malaita, OC-047 in the Solomon Islands until the 25 April. He […]

Contest News – 14 April 2024

On Tuesday 16 April, the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes on the 23cm band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Wednesday 17 April, the 80m Club Championship runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. Using SSB on the 80m band, the exchange is signal report and […]

Propagation News – 14 April 2024

The Sun is still looking a little bare, but the solar flux index has climbed back to 131, as of Thursday 11 April, with four active regions. The promise is that things will improve, especially as we will soon see the return of active region 3615, which was the source of numerous M-class and one […]

News for England Midlands – 14 April 2024

Meetings of Bolsover Amateur Radio Society take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month starting at 8pm at the Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover, S44 6PX. The next meeting will  be held this Tuesday, 16 April. Vin, G4KSY, 01246 827135 Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club meets every Friday from 8pm. Members also have […]

News for Northern Ireland – 14 April 2024

Antrim and District Amateur Radio Society has 2m nets from 9pm on Tuesday and from 8pm on Saturday. Visit the website to find out more. Bangor and District Amateur Radio Society meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the Marquis Hall, Abbey Street, Bangor, BT20 4JE from 7.30pm. For more information visit the […]

News for Scotland – 14 April 2024

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be undertaking CW practice from 7pm. For more information about the Society visit the website Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. The next meeting will be held this Friday the 19 April. For details of club activities and nets visit […]

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