Robert Coombes (Bob), G3ZNH – 10 May 2024

Bob passed away on 10 May 2024 at home after being poorly for a number of years. When we moved to Whitsbury, he had so many plans for his new Shack but unfortunately his health would not allow him to fulfil the challenges of transmitting from such a low spot. Bob was quietly proud of […]

RSGB phone system issue

UPDATE 10:26 24/06/2024 Our service provider is continuing to investigate the issue affecting the RSGB HQ phone system. It is a system-wide issue with the provider and not limited to the RSGB. This post will be updated when there are any further developments. All RSGB HQ departments can still be reached by email, which is […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB is looking for an individual to take on the complex role of Editor of the annual RSGB Yearbook, following the retirement of the previous Editor. This is a paid post, working part time from home for a few months each year, and is offered as a fixed-term contract. You will need experience of […]

Rallies and Events News – 23 June 2024

The Newbury Radio Rally is taking place today, Sunday 23 June. The venue is Newbury Showground, next to junction 13 of the M4 motorway in Berkshire, RG18 9QZ. The event includes a display area with an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. The doors open to sellers at 8am, and to […]

Foreign AM Broadcast Band DX: Circa 1970’s

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recordings and notes:

Foreign BCB DX 1970's

Reception location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

Receiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 or Realistic DX-150A and a longwire antenna

Notes: Although I did not focus much on foreign broadcast band (medium wave) DXing in the 1970's, I did manage to save a few brief recordings of a handful of stations logged from my location in southern Ontario, Canada.

1. Radio Margarita, La Asuncion (Isla Margarita) Venezuela 1020 kHz

2. Radio Clarin, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 860 kHz

3. XEMO, Tiajuana, Mexico 860 kHz

4. Radio Sutatenza, Bogota, Colombia 810 kHz

5. XERF, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico 1570 kHz (ID given by well known personality Paul Kallinger)

RSGB Convention practical session ideas welcomed

Do you like making things? Are you interested in finding out more about the Raspberry Pi or programming an Arduino? Have you heard about the NanoVNA and DragonOS but don’t know where to start? The RSGB wants its 2024 Convention to offer practical sessions to help radio amateurs to try something new, develop their skills […]

RSGB talks to ICQ Podcast at Dayton Hamvention

Members of the RSGB Team, including RSGB President John McCullagh, GI4BWM and RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB, had a successful time at the Dayton Hamvention in May. The event was a brilliant opportunity to engage with radio amateurs from around the world and it resulted in 132 people joining the RSGB. It also provided […]

Updated RSGB Discovery Scheme

Have you tried the updated RSGB Discovery Scheme? Now called the Discovery Logbook, there are fewer requirements, an easy-to-follow programme and exciting links with external organisations such as Parks On The Air and Worked All Britain. There are also some great RSGB Awards to work towards if you’d like to include those in your own […]

Special Events News – 23 June 2024

Marking the 25th anniversary since Poland joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, special callsign HF25NATO will be active until the 31 August. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS. Only 100 limited edition QSL cards will be distributed. These will be issued first-come, first-served so call in quick! For details of a certificate that it available visit […]

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