RSSGOTA2C: Licensee stories

Steven, M7SGW – aged 10

| December 22, 2020
Steven, M7SGW – aged 10

I became interested in amateur radio as my Dad is licensed – his call sign is G0REN. I took my Foundation exam in September 2020 when I was still nine-years-old and am delighted that I passed! At the moment I’m trying to make VHF contacts on a handheld but I’d like to try HF SSTV […]

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GOTA4C charity auction raises fantastic amount!

| December 19, 2020
GOTA4C charity auction raises fantastic amount!

Our ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ charity auction has ended with an incredibly generous final bid of £1,025.99 The RSGB Board has promised to match-fund the winning bid so we are delighted that we will be able to send such a significant amount to NHS Charities Together  (registered charity no. 1186569). Roy Bailey, G0VFS […]

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NHS charity auction for GOTA4C

| November 30, 2020
NHS charity auction for GOTA4C

We’re delighted to be running an NHS charity auction as part of our GOTA4C campaign. Roy Bailey, G0VFS, who is an active member of Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club, won the Lockdown Category in the RSGB’s Annual Construction competition. He offered to donate his beautifully-engineered VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key to raise money for NHS […]

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Dan Grosvenor, M7DGA

| August 27, 2020
Dan Grosvenor, M7DGA

Why did you start being interested in amateur radio? My interest started many years ago when I joined my local Air Cadet squadron back in Birmingham. There was a staff member there who was interested in amateur radio and electronics in general. He was able to contact the Wing Radio Officer about getting me involved […]

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Simon Hodgkiss, 2E0SHO

| August 26, 2020
Simon Hodgkiss, 2E0SHO

Why did you start being interested in amateur radio? From the age of about ten I have been fascinated listening to people being able to talk to each other. I remember building a pretend radio out of some broken parts to attach to my bike and I thought it was just the best thing ever. […]

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Daniel, M7DNL – 10 years old

| August 7, 2020
Daniel, M7DNL – 10 years old

Daniel says: “I often used to watch my Dad mess around with radios. When lockdown began he suggested it might be worth me getting my own amateur radio licence. I signed up for the Essex Ham online Foundation course and my Dad taught me quite a bit, too. I found memorising the different frequencies and […]

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