National Radio Centre – GB3RS

Because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic situation, the NRC unfortunately remains closed. However, the volunteers are still busy keeping in touch with radio amateurs on the air as well as updating the exhibits at the Centre.

Radio amateurs are welcome to join the 80m NRC net which runs weekday mornings at 10.30(UTC) on +/- 3.727MHz – all are welcome to call in.

Run by the Radio Society of Great Britain, the National Radio Centre (NRC) is a showcase for radio communications technology.

The National Radio Centre provides the opportunity to discover the history and development of radio from its outset through to modern communication methods.

The NRC is open seven days a week, including most Bank Holidays. It is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Winter opening times: 09.30 – 16.00

Summer opening times: 09.30 – 17.00 

(Check the Bletchley Park website for Winter/Summer dates)

NRC volunteers wanted!

Want to play your part at the NRC?

With over 97,000 visitors to the NRC in 2019, we are looking to recruit additional volunteers to engage with the public and give radio demonstrations.

If you’re interested in becoming an NRC volunteer you should be passionate about meeting people, feel confident explaining the hobby, as well as operating the NRC’s radio station, GB3RS. You should be a licensed amateur, an RSGB member and be prepared to work a minimum of one (preferably two) days per month.

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated volunteers and full training will be given. Travel expenses are paid to volunteers living within reasonable travelling distance and NRC volunteers enjoy numerous benefits associated with volunteering at Bletchley Park.

Please email for further information.