RadCom Basics, No. 36, September 2023

The September edition of RadCom Basics is now available In this edition: Using a PC in your shack Demystifying dipole antennas How to use CHIRP software to program your VHF/UHF radio Taking part in the CQ Worldwide SSB Contest The 4m band To help find topics covered in previous editions, the index of RadCom Basics […]

RadCom Basics, July 2023, Edition 35

A visit to the National Radio Centre: Part 1 A visit that I shall always remember and for all the right reasons; I sincerely hope that my trip to Bletchley Park inspires you to go and see how our hobby is so well promoted at such an important historical location In this edition… 4 Stories […]

Discussion with the Board at the RSGB Convention

We’re counting down to the RSGB 2023 Convention and the Society is putting the final touches to the programme. This year there will be a special, hour-long, session with the RSGB Board where the Directors will present the four strategic priorities that the Society will be focusing on until the 2024 AGM. After that, Convention […]

VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key used by auction winner

RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) volunteers were delighted to welcome Terry Dansey, G0BIX and his daughter Susanne to the NRC in early September. Terry, pictured, is seen operating the recently donated JY1 radio along with the VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key in front. Roy Bailey, G0VFS won the Lockdown Category in the RSGB’s annual Construction Competition […]

Norman Keith Adams Prize

History of the prize The Norman Keith Adams Prize is one of the premier prizes of the Society and is awarded annually for the best article in RadCom. It is named after Pilot Officer Norman Keith Adams, G5NM. Pre-war, Norman Adams was a solicitor living in North London. He joined the Royal Air Force in […]

RSGB Board Director attempts SOTA challenge

RSGB Board Director, Ben Lloyd, GW4BML, and recognised Mountain Goat will be attempting to activate ten summits on remote Scottish islands over a 12-day period commencing 23 September. He completed his first challenge on Saturday 23 September, travelling to the remote Island of Seaforth, in the Outer Hebrides, by kayak. The island is only accessible […]

GB2RS News Script for 24 September 2023

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Also in this weeks GB2RS…

For the whole month of October 2023, a new event known as ‘UK Bunkers On The Air’ will be taking place. The event is now a standalone activity and this year it is dedicated to the memory of the late Chris Darlington, M0DOL. It recognises his work to establish Bunkers On The Air within the […]

Rallies and Events News – 24 September 2023

The Hack Green Military Surplus and Military Radio Hangar Sale is taking place today, Sunday 24 September. The venue is Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL. The sale includes electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares. For more information visit the website or contact coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk Any last-minute news […]

Special Events News – 24 September 2023

Special callsign OQ95RCL is in use throughout 2023 by Radio Club Leuven, ON4CP, in Belgium, to celebrate its 95th anniversary. QSL via Logbook of the World, eQSL, the bureau, or direct to ON3AR. VI10VKFF is the special callsign in use to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World Wide Flora and Fauna programme in Australia. […]

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