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Foundation exams online during pandemic

On the 20 March 2020, the RSGB stopped accepting new exam bookings as part of its response to the government’s guidance concerning coronavirus. Since then, it has been exploring ways in which it can use the online exams platform to enable new people to access amateur radio and obtain their licence. Following rigorous tests, the…

Remember to vote in RSGB elections

Don’t forget that voting for the RSGB elections is still open. If you’ve struggled to find your Membership number, the Society has made it easier for you by adding it to the righthand sidebar of your Members’ page when you log into Membership Services. This is your opportunity to choose who you want to be…

G2HCG becomes centenarian this week

A good news story to start this week’s news. The RSGB would like to wish Bill Sykes, G2HCG a happy 100th birthday for Wednesday, 8 April 2020. Bill is well-known for his involvement with JBeam aerials and for his in-depth knowledge of aerials in general. He is still active, mostly on 80m slow scan television.…

Special Event Stations and COVID-19

In the light of government guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic, Ofcom is relaxing the requirement that Special Event Stations be open to members of the public. Ofcom says that applicants may disregard that requirement in the application form and on the online portal, although the form and portal will be amended to remove it in…

RadCom April 2020, Vol. 96, No. 4

RSGB 2020 AGM—Committee reports, election and voting information To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 How to vote in the RSGB AGM 2020 73 New products 16 News 14 RSGB 2019 committee reports 53 RSGB…

Ayrshire clubs are keeping in touch

The Ayr Amateur Radio Group (AARG) and the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club (KLARC) have both organised 2m ‘on the air’ nights on their normal club nights – on Tuesdays for KLARC and on Fridays for AARG. They share a daily net most days at 10:00hr on 145.450Mhz. Members from both clubs join each…

Contest updates

As a result of the Government’s updated position on people’s movements, the VHF and HF Contest Committees has taken the decision that, until further notice, they can no longer allow any entries from stations operating from portable or alternative addresses or from multi-operator stations. Single operator entries from shared stations will also not be accepted…

Farewell GMT, hello BST

When the UK clocks go forward one hour at 1am on 29 March 2020, we will be on British Summer Time (BST). Please note that many contests and other events often state the timings in UTC or GMT, which is one hour behind the local clock time here in the UK. Category: Front Page News,…

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