IARU HF World Championship

July 11–12, 2020 – The HF World Championship is an annual event to support amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, …

Conference website

Information about the upcoming IARU Region 1 General Conference is available at a dedicated conference website at https://conf.iaru-r1.org/. Documents for the virtual part of the conference to be held 11–15 October 2020 are now being published. The deadline for submission …

Snips – News For Scotland – 5th July

The news headlines:

            Celebrate the NHS with Get on the air to care

            Contest Committee to relax Covid-19 rules

            IARU appoints new EMC Coordinator

GB2RS Script – HERE .


During the COVID crisis a list of known club nets, and activities, is now being published on the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS) web site. They have a table listing times and frequencies and this can be found at

Also, WoSARS is trialling a new Daily Morning Net on 145.425MHz @ 1100hrs local. As well as WoSARS Members, the Net is open to all licenced amateurs.

And, as noted in last Sunday’s GB2RS the following:

CANCELLATION – Lomond Radio Club – Crianlarich Rally Sunday 2nd August cancelled.

CANCELLATION – the Cockenzie and Port Seaton Mini Rally/Junk Night on Friday 14th August has been cancelled.

CANCELLATION – GMDX Conventition – Bannockburn – October, cancelled.

All other News Items relate to the Club Nets. Checkout the above LINK .

Celebrate the NHS with Get on the air to care

The RSGB’s Get on the air to care campaign with the NHS is celebrating the 72nd birthday of the NHS on Sunday, 5 July 2020. The Society is encouraging all radio amateurs to Get on the air to care to mark the celebration and to use /NHS after their call sign. Share photos on the […]

Contest Committee to relax COVID-19 rules

As we’re all aware, the changes to COVID-19 restrictions have been coming thick and fast recently, but they have also remained inconsistent across the different parts of the UK. The Contest Committee is preparing to allow Single Operator Portable entries to RSGB contests again from Tuesday, 7 July 2020. This is in time for the […]

IARU appoints new EMC Coordinator

The IARU Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility Coordinator, succeeding Tore Worren, LA9QL. The EMC Coordinator’s mission is to ensure that the concerns and needs of radio amateurs are effectively addressed in international standards bodies, particularly CISPR and the ITU, as well as in regional telecommunication organisations and at national […]

GB2RS News Script for 5 July 2020

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 5 July 2020 (11-page/196KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

Also in GB2RS this week…

RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB joined the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Club online meeting to hear Dan, KB6NU speak on Having Fun with Morse Code. After Dan’s talk and the question and answer session, the club asked Steve to do a Q&A session. There were a wide range of questions on current topics. Dan’s […]

Special Events News – 5 July 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. To commemorate their third anniversary, special event stations will be on air during the FT8DMC Activity Days until 31 July. […]