Get on the microwave bands

Are you looking for a new challenge? The RSGB has just released an updated video that gives a short introduction to amateur radio on the microwave bands. It explains how microwave technology is involved in everyday life, and highlights the opportunities as well as the challenges of this aspect of amateur radio. You can watch […]

Become an RSGB Director

The RSGB Nominations Committee includes representatives of the Board, Regional Team and the Committees who work together to select Nominated Directors to serve on the RSGB Board. The Nominations Committee is seeking a wide range of new candidates with skills that will complement the existing skills and knowledge on the Board. If you are an […]

SAQ Grimeton transmits on Sunday

Sunday, 24 October 2021, is United Nations Day and the historic Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden—with call sign SAQ—is scheduled to send out a message on 17.2kHz using CW. The live stream on YouTube starts at 1425UTC, with tuning at 1430UTC. The transmission begins at 1500UTC.

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB QSL bureau is continuing to search for a new sub-manager for the G4T to G4Z group. Members in this call group are encouraged to check the RSGB website for latest information and not to send further collection envelopes until a new appointment is made. If you enjoy QSL cards, have space and time, […]

Rallies and Events News – 24 October 2021

Before travelling to any rally or event, please check the event’s website as there may still be alterations or cancellations due to the pandemic. The Holsworthy Radio Rally will take place on the 7th of November at Holsworthy Leisure Centre. Doors open at 10am. Several rallies have been cancelled, as previously publicised. The Galashiels Rally, […]

Propagation News – 24 October 2021

After a week of sunspots and DX fun it looks like we are back in the doldrums again. The Sun currently has just one sunspot visible, meaning the sunspot number is 11. This represents one sunspot in one group. There has been DX to be had, mostly thanks to DXpeditions, including Guinea Bissau, J5T, The […]

News for England Midlands – 24 October 2021

Burton Amateur Radio Club meets on Wednesday at 7.30pm. There are nets on 145.575MHz at 10am on Sundays and Thursdays at 8pm. Monday sees slow CW training from 11am on 14.055MHz. Barry, M0ISZ, 01283 540570. Kettering & District Amateur Radio Society has a breakfast meeting from 10am on Sundays. On Tuesday there is a meeting […]

News for England North – 24 October 2021

Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club and partner Tyneside Amateur Radio Society meet every Monday from 7pm in Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall. Please ring both bells for entry. Zoom club meetings have moved to Tuesday nights. Nancy, G7UUR 0799 076 0920. The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society meets weekly at the club […]

News for Northern Ireland – 24 October 2021

Antrim and District Amateur Radio Club activates GB2CW on Tuesdays from 7pm on 145.250MHz FM. All are welcome to call in. There are voice nets on Friday and Saturday on 2m from 7pm. For details, email Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Tuesdays from 8.30pm on 145.300MHz FM. For details, email […]

News for Scotland – 24 October 2021

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which then usually moves to Zoom at around 8pm. Thursday sees a net on GB3DG from 7pm. There is also an open RAYNET net daily on GB3DG from noon. More information available here. Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today […]