Tag: RSGB

Geostationary satellite transponder active

The geostationary amateur radio narrowband transponder on the Es’hail-2/QO-100 was made available for amateur experimental use on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 February 2019. The 250kHz bandwidth transponder uses the 2.4GHz band for the uplink with the downlink in the 10.45GHz band and should provide communications over a wide portion of the globe. Potentially both […]

ITU emergency comms document update

The ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment. The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency. The recommendation is […]

SOS Radio Week 2019

SOS Radio Week 2019 will take place between 0000UTC on 1 May 2019 to 2359UTC on 31 May 2019. Individual amateur radio operators and clubs are invited to register as official SOS Radio Week stations and operate during the month. Stations can be run under individual, club, or special event call signs, from home or […]

DX News – 17 February 2019

Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be active as 3W9JF from the island of Phu Quoc, AS-128, from the 19 February to 6 March. Plans are to be mainly on the 80, 40, 20 and 17m bands. QSL via eQSL or direct to EA5GL. A group of operators will be on the air as KP3RE from Culebra Island, […]

Contest News – 17 February 2019

The ARRL International DX contest ends its 48 hour run at 2459UTC this Sunday, the 17th. Using CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and transmit power. American and Canadian stations will also send their state or province details. On Tuesday, the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 […]

Propagation News – 17 February 2019

We had another spotless week as the Sun continued its decline into solar minimum. Geomagnetic conditions were varied with the beginning of week seeing the Kp index hitting one and two. But this didn’t last due to ongoing coronal hole activity, which saw the Kp index climb to three and four by Wednesday, the 13th, […]

News for England Midlands – 17 February 2019

We start with clubs that have several events this week. This Sunday and next, Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net at 10am on 145.575MHz. On Wednesday there is a club night to which non-members are very welcome and the remote Club SDR Flex 6500 will be available for use by members. On Thursday […]

News for Scotland – 17 February 2019

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192. On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and Foundation training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933. On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is holding an activity and […]

News for England South-East – 17 February 2019

A Train the Trainers course is being organised and hosted by Huntingdon Amateur Radio Society for 30 March. It will take place in Buckden, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. If you wish to reserve a place then please contact the organiser, David Howlett, by email to secretary@hunts-hams.co.uk. He will be able to give you further details and […]

News for England South-West – 17 February 2019

This Sunday and next, Torbay Amateur Radio Society Club has nets on 14.270MHz at 9.30am and 145.575MHz at 12 noon. On Monday the nets move to 3.663MHz at 10.30am, 1.982MHz at 8pm and  50.155MHz at 8.30pm. Wednesday sees nets on 14.270MHz at 9.30am and 3.663MHz at 10.30am. On Friday the club is holding its AGM […]

News for Wales – 17 February 2019

On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is having a social evening. Details from Steve Williams, MW6CCG, on 0787 849 4337. On Thursday Newport Amateur Radio Society is having a talk by Phil, GW4REX Tetra and DMR Radio Systems. Details from Margaret, GW4SUE, on 01633 665 289.

New compostable RadCom wrapper

We are proud to announce that Members, both in the UK and overseas, will now be receiving their copy of RadCom in a compostable wrapper derived from potato starch. As a Society we are committed to reducing reliance on single-use plastic, and by introducing the new wrapper we are preventing over 250,000 plastic wrappers potentially […]

Amateur radio research and development

Promoting active involvement in research and technical development Research, closely coupled with innovation, is one of the fundamental underpinnings of amateur radio, and has been since its inception when simply making a contact with another station was a cutting-edge achievement. The research contribution that radio amateurs make to the technology and physics of radio communication […]

RSGB Company Secretary vacancy

Stephen Purser, GW4SHF, RSGB Company Secretary has advised the Board that after more than two years in the role he wishes to step down in the spring. Stephen has been instrumental in updating the legal documents relating to the Society and regularly advising the Board where governance changes are necessary. We wish Stephen well in […]

Full Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs

by Alan Betts, G0HIQ This book is the third course-book in the RSGB series for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio licence. In line with the progressive three-tier UK licence structure The Full Licence Manual completes the natural progression from Intermediate and Foundation Licence Now! Fully revised to reflect the changes introduced in Syllabus […]

Cambridgeshire Train the Trainers

A Train the Trainers course is being organised and hosted by Huntingdon Amateur Radio Society for 30 March 2019. It will take place in Buckden, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. If you wish to reserve a place then please contact the organiser, David Howlett, by email to secretary@hunts-hams.co.uk. He will be able to give you further details […]

Next weekend it’s Thinking Day on the Air

Thinking Day on the Air takes place next weekend, 16 and 17 February 2019. A list of known stations is displayed on the website. Currently, as well as UK stations, Guides and Scouts are taking part from Canada, USA, and the Netherlands. Please send in station details via the website or to lizowl@gmail.com. If you […]

One month left for COTY entries

This year’s RSGB Club of the Year competition has just one category for entrants, and entries must be received by 28 February 2019, so there’s still time to take part. See rsgb.org/coty. The RSGB would like to thank Waters & Stanton for their continue sponsorship of this competition.

News for England North – 10 February 2019

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Denby Dale Radio Club has its net via GB3HD from 10.30am this Sunday and next Sunday. On Wednesday it’s the 80m CC data contest. Contact Darran, G0BWB on 0797 442 3227. Central Lancs Amateur Radio Club has its Top Band net on 1.940MHz from 11am […]

News for Scotland – 10 February 2019

From this Sunday to next Saturday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days. Friday sees a radio check night with John, MM0JXI. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723. Dundee Amateur Radio Club has an equipment check night on Tuesday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees activities for Thinking Day on […]

News for England South-East – 10 February 2019

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Burnham Beeches Radio Club has its net from 10.30am on 145.500MHz this Sunday and next Sunday. Contact Greg, G4EBY, via email to ebytronics@gmail.com. Hastings Electronics and Radio Club has its net this Sunday and next Sunday from 11am on 144.575MHz. Contact Gordon, M3YXH, on 01424 […]