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Ofcom consultation decisions announced

| February 23, 2024

Ofcom has released its final decisions following its consultation on the amateur radio licensing framework last year. Revised licence conditions became effective on Wednesday 21 of February 2024. The changes to licence conditions include the optional use of Regional Secondary Locators, increased transmitter power levels and provide greater opportunity to bring newcomers into amateur radio. There […]

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EMF assessments reminder

| February 23, 2024

Given that increased transmitter power limits are now available to UK licensees, all amateurs are reminded that they are required to carry out EMF assessments. To help you do this, advice and an online EMF calculator can be found on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/emf.

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RSGB Band Plans

| February 23, 2024

The RSGB Band Plans for 2024 were published in the March 2024 issue of RadCom. They are also available on the RSGB website. This year’s changes support the new Ofcom licensing framework and guidance, particularly in the VHF and UHF bands. All amateurs are reminded to consult the Band Plans before operating.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 23, 2024

The list of amateur radio events taking place in British Science Week (BSW) and the resource suggestions are growing. GB3RS, the radio station at the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park could be available for QSOs with stations operating as part of British Science Week. Contact the RSGB’s BSW coordinator, Ian Neal, M0KEO at […]

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AGM 2024: Ask the RSGB Board a question

| February 16, 2024

Over the last few years, the RSGB has been developing the way in which the Board can be asked questions at the Society’s online AGM. Last year, people were able to ask questions over YouTube live chat, as well as submitting written questions in advance. This year, in response to members’ feedback, there will be […]

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Get involved with British Science Week

| February 16, 2024

The RSGB has a collection of resources to help you get involved with British Science Week, which runs from the 8 to the 17 March 2024, and this year has the theme of Time. If you already have something planned, please let the RSGB know. This will be useful for others to see and might […]

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