Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 29, 2019

Over the entire month of December 2019, many youngsters will become active with YOTA as the suffix in their call sign. The idea for this is to encourage youngsters to be active on amateur radio. GB19YOTA is one of the many stations participating in this initiative. On Sunday, 1 December 2019, the call sign will be operated by M0SDV until 0800UTC, Cambridge University Wireless Society from then to 1600UTC and G0MFR until 2359UTC. On the 2nd, Sandringham School Radio Club will operate from 0800 to 1800UTC and M0SDV will take over for the rest of the day. Hilderstone Radio Society will operate from 1200 to 1800UTC on the 3rd and the RNARS station at HMS Collingwood will finish out the day. Hilderstone RS operate again on the 4th from 1200 to 1800UTC followed by Wythall Radio Club. M0XDX and M0NCG take over from 1200 to 1800UTC on the 5th. Then Cambridge University Wireless Society operates from 1200 to 2359UTC on the 6th. Next weekend, for the whole of the 7th and 8th, operating is under the supervision of G4FAL. A full list of those participating throughout the month is on the GB19YOTA page on

There’s still time to book the Introduction to Amateur Radio workshop, which takes place on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at Bletchley Park. Open to any one aged 17 or over, it will provide an insight into the world of amateur radio through talks, videos and demonstrations. Attendees gain knowledge on short wave communications including voice, Morse code and digital signal transmissions, and learn how to track satellites and the International Space Station. Pre-booking is essential. Go to for more information and to book.

Are you enthusiastic about promoting and developing the growth of amateur radio? The RSGB Board has split its Training and Education Committee into two parts, one of which is Amateur Radio Development. The ARD activities cover Schools Link, Train the Trainers, the Morse Competency Scheme and Beyond Exams. The RSGB is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to lead these activities and to play a key role in contributing towards meeting the RSGB’s Strategy 2022 priorities, especially Growth, Participation and Diversity. To find out more, download  further information and full role description (1-page/78KB PDF).

The RSGB’s National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Visitors should also note that the NRC will close early, at 3pm, on New Year’s Eve.

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