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  1. Why on earth does the RSGB need a Strategy? Why don’t you just ‘get on with it’?

    This is a question that has been asked of Board members in the last few weeks since we published the Strategy. As the newly-elected Board Chair, let me try and answer the question. Download the full editorial (1-page/701KB PDF)
  2. YOTA flag handed to the RSGB

    Last weekend, the IARU Region 1 International Youth meeting took place at the HAM Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen. An enthusiastic group of young people and youth workers attended. On Saturday afternoon the official Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) flag was brought to the RSGB accompanied by the loud cheering of a group of youngsters. With […]
  3. Ofcom licensing portal downtime

    Ofcom has informed the RSGB that over the weekend of 22 to 23 July 2017 their payment system is being upgraded. As a result of this the online licensing portal will be down until 6am on Monday, 24 July 2017.
  4. New 23cm IARU Region 1 record claimed

    Terry M0VRL reports that on 14 July 2017 he completed a QSO of 2,662km, from IO70PO to IL28FC, with Pedro EA8AVI in the Canary Islands that breaks the UK and Region 1 23cm tropo records. Terry runs an Icom IC-910X, a Gemini 23 power amp and a 67 element Wimo Yagi. Pedro runs an Icom […]
  5. Also in GB2RS this week…

    Paul Whatton, G4DCV has been appointed as Chair of the RSGB’s Training and Education Committee. Paul previously held the post of Vice-Chair within TEC and is the project leader for the Train the Trainers scheme, which recently trained its 200th tutor. On the 28 July 2017, Ofcom will be opening the radio monitoring station at Baldock to […]