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 […]
We work hard to build relationships with the media and often provide facts and help when programmes and articles featuring amateur radio are being prepared. Unfortunately, the RSGB was not invited to be part of Channel 5’s “Nightmare Neighbour Next Door” programme or to verify any facts. We have, of course, contacted Channel 5 about […]
The Examinations Standards Committee (ESC), oversees all aspects of the amateur radio examinations. Dave Powis, G4HUP has been appointed to take over the role when Professor Simon Watts, G3XXH retires at the end of this year. The ESC develops and publishes all procedures and policies for the administration of examinations and is tasked with the development […]
In response to feedback about the website, we’re trialling the first phase of a new navigation layout. Creating good navigation on a large site is always a challenge but we hope these changes will help our web users. Take a look, use it over the next few months and let us know if you like it — […]
During the posting of this month’s RadCom it was noticed that a proportion of the ‘carrier’ sheets being used this month for UK Members were incorrectly printed—the rear page is upside down. We have taken this up with the printer and apologise for any inconvenience caused to any Member. This does not affect overseas Members.
Following discussions with Ofcom, the RSGB has agreed to issue a UK HAREC alongside every new UK advanced examination pass certificate from 5 Sept 2016. This simplifies the existing process where a separate application to Ofcom was required. The process for existing licence holders remains unchanged at this time. A Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC) […]