The supplemental 2015 White Paper on proposed contest rules changes is now available from the RSGB Contest Committee website at www.rsgbcc.org/supp_whitepaper2015.pdf (12-page/261.5KB PDF). This document gives details of the proposed new scoring system for the UKAC series and a proposal to permit the use of machine generated modes (MGM) in most V/UHF contests. These two […]
Later this year, astronaut Tim Peake will join the International Space Station for six months. During his time in orbit he will have contact with up to 10 schools via amateur radio. These schools have been chosen by the European Space Agency and the RSGB will be working closely with them, and their local clubs, […]
It is now just one month to 1 October when the new UK Licence rules will be examined. The RSGB has published updates to the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced training books and they are now available in the Books Extra section of the RSGB website. The revised Exam Reference Data Booklets and sample exam papers […]
South Sussex RAYNET group, assisted by members of South Kent RAYNET, provided communications support for the organisers and the user services at Shoreham Airshow when a Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed during a flying display. Our thoughts are with those who offered their services as well as the family and friends of those involved.
In 2015, a new IARU Region 1 Youth Contesting Programme was created. Youth members from IARU Region 1 member societies were invited to take part in a contest from so-called ‘Top Gun’ stations. These young amateurs will learn how to operate the contest station, improve their contest skills and will aim for the best results […]
An article mentioning amateur radio was included in the August issue of computer magazine PC Pro. As the national society for amateur radio, the RSGB responded to highlight the considerable changes that have occurred within amateur radio in the thirty years since the author gained his licence. It also outlined the important role that radio […]