RSSGOTA2C: Clubs, groups and societies

Friendship on the Air Award

| April 6, 2021

The RSGB is delighted to launch a new Award that is designed to celebrate the friendship of amateur radio over the airwaves. Radio amateurs are encouraged to exchange the four-letter identifier of their club and accumulate points for each qualifying QSO. Through this you can gain the award. However, the main purpose of the award […]

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Trowbridge & District Amateur Radio Club

| March 12, 2021

Trevor Griffiths, G7PEE and his friend and fellow club member Peter Smythe, M0JVY started the club net on 23 March in response to the Covid crisis. 145.375 Mhz was chosen as it was the preferred frequency of the T&DARC for its regular Sunday evening net hosted by David Pow, G6POW. Initially it was just Trevor […]

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Leyland and District Amateur Radio

| March 12, 2021

At the start of lockdown, four radio amateurs at Leyland and District Amateur Radio (LADAR) started a weekly net to keep in touch as they couldn’t meet as usual. The first net was on 18 March 2020 and was so well-received it started running biweekly. To keep things interesting, the group introduced some on-air games […]

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Final video released in the ‘Useful practical skills’ series

| March 12, 2021
Final video released in the ‘Useful practical skills’ series

The sixth and final video in our ‘Useful practical skills for new licensees’ series focuses on CAT (computer-aided transceiver) control which allows your computer to control your radio – for example by changing the frequency. It can also link in with your logging software. Rob, M0VFC teaches Dave, M7WUT how to create a CAT interface. […]

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Useful practical skills videos – creating an audio interface

| March 11, 2021
Useful practical skills videos – creating an audio interface

We’ve just released the fifth video in our ‘Useful practical skills for new licensees’ series. It focuses on creating an audio interface and Jenny, M6JUT learns how to connect her transceiver to her computer so she can make a data mode QSO. You can see this and the earlier videos on the RSGB website. We’re […]

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Useful practical skills videos – tuning a dipole with a NanoVNA

| March 10, 2021
Useful practical skills videos – tuning a dipole with a NanoVNA

The fourth video in our ‘Useful practical skills for new licensees’ series focuses on tuning a dipole with a NanoVNA. Lee, M7MUT has made his own aerial and Rob, M0VFC shows him how to use a NanoVNA to cut it to the correct length for use on 20 metres. We’re providing these video resources to […]

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