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 […]

Deadline for exam applications for the current syllabus

We would like to remind everyone that the cut-off date for applications for the current syllabus is this Friday, 16 August. Once booked, candidates will have three months after the date of their exam to do resits under the current syllabus if necessary. Due to the standard process of giving two weeks’ notice for examinations, […]

David Sumner, K1ZZ, publishes article in ITU News

David Sumner, K1ZZ (Secretary, International Amateur Radio Union) is the keynote speaker at this year’s RSGB Annual Convention. In the run-up to the discussions at WRC-19 he has published an article on P33 of the latest International Telecommunication Union (ITU) News magazine, promoting the importance and relevance of amateur radio. We have published a short explanation […]

144 MHz and the WRC process

RSGB has been a key part of a joint International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) effort and are working hard on both national and international levels to ensure a positive outcome for World Radio Conference-19 (WRC-19) items (50 MHz, Wireless Power, microwave bands etc) and WRC-23 Agenda proposals (144-146 MHz and 23cms). With regard to 144-146 […]