Administrative error in RSGB Yearbook 2017

| December 13, 2016

Each year Ofcom, on request, provides callsign information to the RSGB for the Yearbook. This year a small minority of users’ main station addresses were provided to the RSGB instead of their mailing addresses. As a result, this has been published in the RSGB Yearbook 2017. Only radio amateurs who have given consent to have […]

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RSGB questions Ofcom WTA S54 Regs

| December 11, 2016

RSGB EMC Committee put questions to Ofcom based on their new Wireless Telegraphy Act, Section 54 regulations concerning enforcement against RFI from in service equipment. The attached response largely reiterates the points made in Ofcom’s response to consultation on the original proposal. However the answer to question 6 reveals more information about what is needed for […]

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Wanted: RadCom Basics content editor

| December 2, 2016

RadCom Basics—formerly the New Starter’s Newsletter—has been a bi-monthly email newsletter for new radio amateurs and those looking to extend their knowledge. Over the last three-and-a-half years more than 80 features have been written and published. The RSGB would like to maximise the use of the content that has been produced and is therefore looking […]

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VHF Contest Committee announcement

| November 25, 2016

VHF Contest Committee announcement After careful analysis, the VHF Contest Committee (VHFCC) has made a number of decisions on rule changes for VHF contests in 2017. The full details of each of these, including a trial change to the scoring system and the statistics from the VHFCC 2016 survey that underpinned the rule decisions can […]

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Innovations Working Group vacancies

| November 22, 2016

Part of the breadth of amateur radio is research, experimentation and pushing the boundaries of what we do. The Board has decided to form an Innovation Working Group and is seeking applications from members who might be interested in taking part. The required qualifications are simply an open and inquiring mind together with an enthusiasm […]

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Reunification of Raynet

| November 1, 2016

At the RAYNET AGM held in Cambridge on Saturday 29 October, RSGB President Nick Henwood G3RWF and Cathy Clark G1GQJ, Chairman of the Radio Amateur’s Emergency Network, signed the agreement between the two organisations, for the reunification of RAYNET operations, as from 1 January 2017. Once the formalities associated with the change of name to […]

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