New AllStar Gateway in North Lancashire

Recently, the MB7IMB repeater came on the air in North Lancashire. It is a simplex AllStar gateway on 145.2375MHz narrow FM, with a CTCSS access tone of 110.9Hz. The North West AllStar Group has been formed, linking AllStar nodes and repeaters throughout north-west England. The group is encouraging use of the repeater. All that’s needed […]

Enter Construction Competitions!

Have you entered the RSGB’s ‘Get on the air to care’ construction competition? The deadline is the 1st of February. Your project can be hardware, software or a system and may be based on a kit. If you made something during the autumn lockdowns, over the holiday season, or are in the middle of something […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

Very low frequency enthusiast Joe, VO1NA reports that Stefan, DK7FC copied his 50-character EbNaut message transmitted from Newfoundland on 8.271kHz, with a radiated power of 10mW. We believe this is a new record for amateur transatlantic VLF. Joe’s tower supports a VLF rotated L, which is 10 metre average height and 100 metres long. The […]

News for Scotland – 17 January 2021

We start with an invitation to any RSGB Member in range of GB3OC to join the GB2RS News reading team. The service area covers Caithness & Orkney, and you would be joining the two existing Newsreaders. In the first instance, please contact GB2RS News Manager Steve Richards, G4HPE, via email to Details of all […]

News for England South-East – 17 January 2021

Radio Society of Harrow has a net on Sundays from 2pm on 145.350MHz. Tuesday sees a net on GB3HR from 8pm. On Thursday there’s a net from 8.15pm on 145.350MHz. Details from Linda, G7RJL via email to Felixstowe & District Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Sundays from 10am on 145.400MHz. Monday […]

News for England South-West – 17 January 2021

Thornbury & South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club has a daily stay well net on GB3ZB from 10.30am. On Wednesday there’s a Zoom meeting from 8pm and Fridays sees a net on 145.450MHz. For details, email On Wednesday 20 Newquay & District Amateur Radio Society has its net on GB3NC from 7pm. For details, see […]

News for Wales – 17 January 2021

Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society holds an 80m SSB net from 2.30pm every Sunday. Tuesday and Thursday see a net via GB3FG from 8pm. On Wednesdays there’s an FM or Fusion net from 8pm via GB3CM. Contact Andy, GW0JLX, on 0776 828 2880. Newport Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10am around 3.705MHz. […]

Happy New Year from RSGB

The news team and all the staff at RSGB HQ would like to wish our newsreaders, listeners and online readers a very Happy New Year. We would like to remind everyone that we always welcome your news, by email to, and the deadline is 10am sharp on Thursday mornings. The GB2RS script is uploaded […]

Volunteers invited to stand for election

We’re into the final weeks of the nominations process for the RSGB elections, which will end at 2359UTC on the 31st of January. The Society is looking for its next President as Dave Wilson, M0OBW will retire at the AGM. There is also a place for one elected Board Director. In addition, there are three […]

Celebrating 200 years of Greek independence

To commemorate the 200th anniversary, the Greek Independence Award will run throughout 2021. Anyone can take part and all mode and types of QSO are valid. The website lists a number of award stations.