Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 1, 2019

Bletchley Park changed to its winter opening hours on Friday, 1 November 2019. This means that the site, including the RSGB National Radio Centre, will be open from 9.30am to 4pm, with last admission at 3pm. RSGB Members can gain free entry to Bletchley Park by downloading the voucher at

Episode 24 of TX Factor is a National Hamfest 2019 special, reporting on some of the eye-catching products and services on display at this year’s event in Newark. They investigate the current state of HF propagation with RSGB Propagation Studies Committee Chair Steve Nichols, G0KYA; celebrate 50 years of Nevada Radio with Mike Devereaux, G3SED; try out a few solder stations and look at the VMARS vintage AM radios. And to cap it all, they take a look at the latest rig from Yaesu, the FTdx101D. As always, there’s a chance to win a great bundle of prizes from their sponsors, the RSGB and Martin Lynch & Sons—go to

The RSGB VHF Contest Committee would appreciate your views on a number of topics to help it set the contest rules for 2020. The survey is quite short and all your views are read and appreciated. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday, 10 November 2019 and is available at Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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 November 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, which takes place throughout December? 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. To find out more go to

The Royal Signals ARS would like to contact those people who joined the RSARS at the National Hamfest on 28 and 29 September. Please contact the membership secretary by email to

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