RSSCoronavirus Updates

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) video filmed at the NRC

| April 9, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) visited the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park to make a film about the B2 MkIII Spy set displayed in the foyer. The video features RSGB member John Ellerton, G3NCN and can viewed on the CWGC YouTube channel. This video is one part of […]

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RSGB 2020 HF contest survey findings

| April 8, 2020

The RSGB HF Contest Committee (HFCC) has just completed a survey, which was open to all, to help determine its strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Questions focused on two issues: How best to proceed with its ‘flagship’ IOTA Contest in 2020 Is there a mandate for introducing a temporary HF contest series to provide some […]

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RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for Foundation Exams

| April 2, 2020

In response to the coronavirus emergency and to comply with the government’s social distancing recommendations, the RSGB announced on 20 March that it would stop taking bookings for new amateur radio examinations. The Society expected that this suspension of exams would last for at least 12 weeks. Since then, the RSGB has been exploring ways […]

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RSGB contest committees launch ‘Hope QSO Party’

| April 1, 2020

To help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people, the RSGB Contest Committees are launching a new six-week initiative starting on Monday 6 April, called the ‘Hope QSO Party’. Open to every radio amateur, not just RSGB members, this contest will also welcome international participation with […]

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Ayrshire clubs are keeping in touch

| March 30, 2020

The Ayr Amateur Radio Group (AARG) and the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club (KLARC) have both organised 2m ‘on the air’ nights on their normal club nights – on Tuesdays for KLARC and on Fridays for AARG. They share a daily net most days at 10:00hr on 145.450Mhz. Members from both clubs join each […]

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RSGB’s NRC volunteers welcome visitors on the air

| March 27, 2020

Whilst the National Radio Centre itself is currently closed, as is the Bletchley Park museum, the NRC volunteer team have taken the opportunity to run some nets to keep in touch with each other. We are acutely aware that whilst in self-isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in communication, so what better […]

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