Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 25, 2019

We have started releasing videos to RSGB Members from the recent RSGB 2019 Convention. Head over to to watch RSGB Board Director, Kamal Singh, M0IOV discuss The Future and Growth of Amateur Radio, and Examinations Standards Committee Chair, Tony Kent, G8PBH providing an update on exams. In the Meet the Board session, Board Chair, Ian Shepherd, G4EVK, gives an overview of the RSGB Board and the Directors summarise their roles. We are also releasing a number of technical talks; the first of which is Derek Kozel, MW0LNA Digital Homebrewing and the Schematics of SDR. Additionally, the keynote presentation Our Global Amateur Radio Community by Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, has been released on the RSGB YouTube channel.

IARU member societies have voted to admit the Saudi Amateur Radio Society and Seychelles Amateur Radio Association to membership. Saudi Arabia and Seychelles are located in ITU Region 1, which also corresponds to IARU Region 1. Their IARU membership became effective on 9 October 2019 upon completion of the voting procedure set out in the IARU Constitution.

The annual Hog Roast at Martin Lynch & Sons will take place on 30 November 2019 at their premises in Staines, TW18 2AP. The published date in the latest RadCom is incorrect and our apologies to ML&S for the error.

Have you applied to host the call sign for this year’s Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month in December? It is a great opportunity to encourage youngsters to get on the air and to learn more about the practical side of the hobby.  The RSGB has the call sign GB19YOTA and we’re looking for radio clubs, schools, Scout and Guides groups, Cadet groups and individuals to activate the call sign or host a station. Operations can be any mode or modes  on HF, VHF or UHF. Each day will be split into three operating slots, running roughly from midnight to noon, noon to 6pm and 6pm to midnight. You can apply to operate more than one slot, or even just for a few hours if you wish.  A log of all the QSOs is sent to a central system on the YOTA website allowing you to compare your progress with other countries. Certificates and awards are given out by the IARU for participation in the event. To find out more go to

Train the Trainers is looking for clubs to host a session to support tutors in teaching the Foundation, Intermediate and Full level amateur radio courses. The one-day Train the Trainers workshop helps to build on existing subject knowledge and helps tutors apply appropriate teaching methods. Clubs with access to suitable venues are being sought to host workshops throughout 2020. There is no charge for RSGB Members to attend, although clubs may charge a reasonable sum to cover venue hire and refreshments. For full details see For enquiries, and to book, please email

The RSGB Youth Team is recruiting. Currently the team has a Youth Champion, Rob, G2RE, and there are 10 members, based far and wide across the UK. The Youth Team is keen to hear from young people who feel they could help. You don’t need to be licensed, all you need is a keen interest in radio, be computer literate and check your emails regularly. You need to be able to work with anyone and respect everyone. Lots of the work will be planning events, attending shows and writing articles. If this sounds like you then send an email telling Rob a little about yourself and your interest in amateur radio to

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