The Last Word – EMF

These are a selection of the letters received on the topic of EMF that were used as a basis for the Q & A article in the June 2021 RadCom. EMF Richard Benton, G4WKW Most radio amateurs will have received their email from Ofcom, as I did on 3rd March. At the time of writing, I […]

May 2021 Scout Communicator badge lesson plan

Work with Scouts on the Communicator badge was suggested by a Foundation licensee, Rani, M7KAU, who by chance told Troop Leader Phil Reed about her new hobby. WVARS member Andy, G0SFJ, created a lesson plan based on the Communicator badge syllabus. Download files (429KB .pdf)

2020 a year in numbers

2020 brought devastation across the world as we all faced the effects of the pandemic. The RSGB rose to the challenge of supporting radio amateurs in the UK and providing new ways for people to get started in, or come back to, amateur radio. The April 2021 RadCom will show in detail the work of […]

Sharing a success story…

It’s been a while since I’ve written an editorial for RadCom and given a view of what has been happening at the RSGB. We have all found ourselves in unusual circumstances in recent months, so I thought it was time to share an update with you. My ‘2019 a year in numbers‘ article and infographic […]

RSGB papers for IARU-R1 Conference

Papers on a variety of topics by a team of RSGB volunteers are now available for the IARU-R1 Virtual Conference in October. HF-UHF Modernisation and the WRC-23 challenge in the 23cm band all feature  https://conf.iaru-r1.org/part-1/documents/ The full set of IARU papers is due by early August.

Henry Pinchin, G3VPE, 31st March 2020

Henry was licenced in 1966 and was operational from Spennymoor, County Durham. He became an enthusiastic member of Raynet soon afterwards, initially with Mid Severn Valley Raynet Group, then Solihull and Chelmsley Wood Raynet Group around 1979, and West Midlands County Raynet Group. From July 1975 to December 1981 he was the RSGB Regional Rep. […]

Walter Blanchard, G3JKV, 8 March 2020

Walter F Blanchard, G3JKV,   9 October 1930 – 8 March 2020 Stewart Bryant, G3YSX, was sad to hear that Walter, G3JKV, passed away on 8 March 2020 and says that “Walter did a lot to support amateur radio experimentation in the early days of our low frequency licence allocation”. The Royal Institute of Navigation […]

Electrical Safety and Syllabus Item 8A2

Changes to The IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671), which are now at 18th edition affect syllabus item 8A2 in the Safety section of the examination syllabus. Please see the following notice which explains further and is relevant to all three levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Full:- Changes to Syllabus Item 8A2 in the electrical safety section […]