Alexander Smith, GM4KQS, 30 September 2022

Born in Glasgow in 1935, Alex served his Engineering Apprenticeship with Howdens Engineering before attending the Moray Sea School in Burghead and subsequently joining the Merchant Service in 1956. He served as Engineer 2nd Class for Cunard on several transatlantic passenger liners including the RMS Queen Elizabeth & RMS Ivernia where he met June, his […]

RSGB Elections

Could you help to shape the future of amateur radio? The RSGB is looking for volunteers who are willing and able to give their time and enthusiasm to ensure that amateur radio and the Society continue to develop and thrive. There is still time to stand for the eight elected roles. Would one of these […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The Cray Valley Radio Society will be running a two-day face-to-face Foundation licence course on Saturday 4 and Saturday 11 February, with a paper exam on the second Saturday. A few places remain available on a first come first served basis. Located in Eltham London SE9, the course will also provide practical advice and instruction […]

Rallies and Events News – 22 January 2023

The Lincoln Shortwave Club Winter Radio Rally will be held on Sunday 29 January at The Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3HT. Doors open at 9.30am and entry is £2. Refreshments are available on site and talk-in is available on 145.375MHz. For more information email Graham via contact@m1dhv.co.uk The Canvey Rally will be […]

Special Events News – 22 January 2023

Throughout the month of January 2023, Weston-super-Mare Radio Society will be operating special callsign GB4WSM in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Society’s formation on 3 January 1923. Special event station GB2KW will be active until 28 January. The station, located near Inverness in Scotland, will be using vintage equipment manufactured by KW Electronics […]

Propagation News – 22 January 2023

The solar flux index has continued to remain above 200, which is good news for the upper HF bands. 10m continues to surprise people with 10m FM around 29.600MHz bringing transatlantic contacts to many. AM around 29.000MHz is also bringing some exciting contacts. The Sun is currently peppered with spots, with the recent solar flux […]

News for England Midlands – 22 January 2023

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link. Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for […]

News for England North – 22 January 2023

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link. Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for […]

News for Northern Ireland – 22 January 2023

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link. Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for […]

News for Scotland – 22 January 2023

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link. Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for […]

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