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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RSGB President and Board Chair’s message to radio amateurs

| March 27, 2020

Dave Wilson, M0OBW, RSGB President, and Ian Shepherd, G4EVK, RSGB Board Chair have a message for radio amateurs: “We hope that you all understand the very serious nature of the current health crisis. As you are now aware, the situation has dramatically worsened and we have all been ordered to stay at home unless travelling […]

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RSGB HFCC and VHFCC update to recent rule changes

| March 24, 2020

As a result of the government’s updated position on people’s movements, the VHFCC and HFCC have taken the decision that, until further notice, we can no longer allow any entries from stations operating from portable or alternative addresses or from multi-operator stations. Single operator entries from shared stations will also not be accepted unless the […]

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Message from RSGB General Manager, Steve Thomas, M1ACB

| March 20, 2020

We took the decision to close the RSGB National Radio Centre earlier this week to help protect our staff, volunteers and visitors. You will also have seen announcements about changes to our AGM, exams and contests over recent days. During this difficult time we have also been focused on protecting the welfare of our volunteer […]

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