RSGB Region 8

RSGB Region 8 will be getting on the air every Friday evening now instead of just the first Friday of the month. GIOTA was originally on 2m but has been expanded to any mode, any band to encourage on-air activity. Listen out for them on the air or for …

GB2RS News Script for 24 May 2020

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Special Events News – 24 May 2020

Since the change of regulations applying to special event stations in the UK, many activations are now able to go ahead. UK amateurs would like to thank Ofcom for their help in making this happen. The RAF Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) will be activati…

Contest News – 24 May 2020

Please remember to check before the events for new rules due to lockdown and social distancing, which may differ around the world. RSGB strongly advises obeying your own government’s advice first and foremost. This Sunday, the 24th, the third 70MHz Cum…

Propagation News – 24 May 2020

Last week was dominated by extensive sporadic E openings that made 10 metres sound like 20 metres on a good day. The openings were steady and stable, with lots of stations around Europe being very workable. These openings extended to multi-hop as well,…

News for England Midlands – 24 May 2020

South Normanton, Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club has daily nets on 145.450MHz from 2pm. Tuesday sees a net from 6.45pm around 145.475MHz. For details, email snadarcsec@gmail.com. Lincoln Short Wave Club has daily Fusion nets, starting at 2pm o…

News for England North – 24 May 2020

The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society has a net around 3.715MHz from 9.30am every Sunday followed by a net on the GB3IM repeater network from 11.30am following the GB2RS News. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak all club meetings have been cancelled until fur…

News for Northern Ireland – 24 May 2020

On Tuesday Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club has a Zoom talk on QO-100 by Dom, M0BLF. For details, email muarc.secretary@yahoo.co.uk. West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club says meetings will resume when it is safe. Social isolation does not mean you have to be lo…

News for England South-East – 24 May 2020

Bedford and District Amateur Radio Club runs a daily net from 2pm around 3.748MHz. Saturday, Sunday and Thursday see the DX net from 2.30pm around 14.329MHz. Monday to Saturday see a Zoom meeting from 10.30am accompanying a net around 3.748MHz or 7.068…

News for England South-West – 24 May 2020

Torbay Amateur Radio Society has nets on Sundays on 14.270MHz at 9.30am, and on 145.575MHz from 12 noon. Monday’s nets are 3.663MHz from 10.30am, 1.982MHz from 8pm and 50.155MHz from 8.30pm. Wednesday sees nets on 14.270MHz from 9.30am and 3.663MHz fro…