BBC TV Look East

Steve, G3EVA and Jim, G3YLA were on BBC TV’s Look East on Friday 16 January in a short piece talking about ‘Lockdown hobbies’. The segment starts at about 22mins

GB2RS News Script for 17 January 2020

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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. […]

RSGB EMC Committee publishes EMF calculator

The RSGB’s EMC Committee (EMCC) has updated the EMF web page which contains information on the new licence requirement to assess EM Fields. Most notably, as agreed with Ofcom last month, the EMCC has published its calculator, which incorporates the Ofcom calculator but adds a front end specifically for radio amateurs. This calculator will be updated […]