RSGB Construction Competition 2020

Sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons

This year’s annual RSGB Construction Competition has been held online, with entries judged over the internet.

The entries were of a very high standard and it made choosing the winners very difficult, so all entrants will receive a £10 RSGB voucher in addition to any other prizes awarded.

Congratulations to the winners and those highly commended in the following categories:


A chance to build a kit, create your own antenna or construct something else to help you take your first steps into amateur radio.

Winning entry: A set of satellite antennas built by Eric Stammers, M7EJS who only got his licence in June 2020


Construction excellence

Recognising the skill and craftsmanship used in building the entry.

Winning entry: CW transmitter built during lockdown by Nick Brooks, G4BMH



Recognising an original contribution to the art and science of amateur radio

Winning entry: ANCANIS – an ‘Adaptive Noise Cancellation And Information System’ – by Gwyn Griffiths, G3ZIL


Recognising the importance of software technology to all aspects of amateur radio

Winning entry: Mapping system created by Heather Lomond, M0HMO


Recognising projects that were created during the difficult Covid-19 lockdown months

Winning entry: the beautifully-engineered VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key built by Roy Bailey, G0VFS


Congratulations to each of those winners, who will receive a voucher from Martin Lynch & Sons and a copy of the new RSGB handbook.

Highly commended

The Slim Jim antenna built by Sara Rassner, MW7SRA for the Beginner Category


The Mark 2 Capacitance Meter built by Alister Watt, G3ZBU for the Innovation Category

Sara and Alister each receive a copy of the RSGB book “Raspberry Pi Explained”.


Overall winner and recipient of the Pat Hawker G3VA Trophy

Gwyn Griffiths, G3ZIL for his ANCANIS project which clearly addresses a topic of major importance to the amateur radio community.

Gwyn receives the trophy and a £100 award from the RSGB