GB2RS News Script for 25 July 2021

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RSGB Convention

Despite hoping to meet face-to-face again this year, the RSGB Convention in October will again be online. This major indoor event takes many months to plan and, due to continuing Covid-19 uncertainty, the Society has to make the safety of attendees, volunteers and staff a priority. The RSGB is putting together another programme of excellent […]

NRC Net to close

As life returns, we hope, to a degree of normality, the regular weekday National Radio Centre net will cease. Instead, at 10.30am on 3.737MHz an informal gathering will take place for those that want to call in and have a QSO. The RSGB would like to thank Nigel, G4RWI, who ran the NRC 80m net […]

DARC reports survey results

The German national society, DARC, has published the results of the amateur radio survey they conducted for the IARU. They had 550 respondents. The results are available via the DARC website, in German. There are some similarities with the RSGB’s survey, as well as opinions on FT8 and licensing.

DX News – 25 July 2021

Brian, GW4DVB will once again be active as J88PI from Palm Island in the St Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, IOTA reference NA-025, until the 1st of August. Activity will be holiday style on the 40 to 6m bands using CW, SSB, SSTV and FT8. He will use a Yaesu FT-991A into a 10m […]

Special Events News – 25 July 2021

Coventry ARS is running two special event stations until May 2022 to celebrate Coventry being the City of Culture. GB1COC & GB8CCC will be running most days, with GB8CCC passing between members of the club. Dates and times will vary.

Contest News – 25 July 2021

With different parts of the UK having different lockdown restrictions, please make sure you follow the appropriate regulations. Keep yourself and fellow amateurs safe. The 24-hour Islands On The Air Contest ends its run at 1200UTC today, Sunday the 25th. Using CW and SSB on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands on which contests are permitted, […]

Propagation News – 25 July 2021

Sunspot numbers were down at the start of the week, but increased dramatically as the week went on. By Thursday the solar flux index was up to 94 with a sunspot number of 86. There were six active regions visible on the Sun. Although many of these sunspots were quite small and not very complex, […]

News for England Midlands – 25 July 2021

Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Sundays from 10am on 145.575MHz FM. Monday sees CW training from 11am on 14.055MHz. On Wednesday there is a club night at the Stapenhill Institute from 7.30pm. Thursday sees an open net on 145.575MHz from 8pm. Barry, M0ISZ, 01283 540570. Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has daily […]

RadCom Basics – July 2021 edition now out

We are pleased to announce the July 2021 edition of RadCom Basics is now available at In this edition you can read about split frequency operation, and more on logging and eLog, amongst other subjects. Check out all the topics covered by new and familiar contributors—whether you’re new to the hobby, or returning and […]