Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 29, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the RSGB confirms that this year’s National Field Day event, planned for 6 and 7 June 2020, has been cancelled.

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets are pleased to announce that the next Exercise Blue Ham will be held on the MoD 5MHz shared band over the weekend of 6 and 7 June 2020. There are plenty of call signs available for amateurs to contact over the period of the exercise, using both SSB voice and datamodes. Details can be found at

The Finnish Amateur Radio League invites all radio amateurs around the world to join them in a global special event featuring their STAYHOME campaign. It will be held on 6 and 7 June 2020. The United Nations Amateur Club call sign 4U1UN, as well as its sister stations operating as 4U9STAYHOME and 4U2STAYHOME will participate. The operators look forward to making contact with as many stations as possible during this special event. Details can be found at

The RSGB annual Islands on the Air Contest, scheduled to take place on 25 and 26 July 2020, will be exclusively for single operators using their home stations. This is due to the COVID-19 restriction worldwide. Another rules amendment for 2020 is that the sending of a signal report in every QSO is mandatory.

The RSGB’s national ‘Get on the air to care’ campaign in partnership with the NHS has received more media coverage this week. This includes an interview with a member of Chippenham and District ARC on BBC Radio Wiltshire. We have also received another video of support from the NHS, which you can see on the RSGB YouTube channel. Thank you to every one who is showing their support by getting on the air, caring for other radio amateurs, and trying new aspects of amateur radio. More details about the campaign, media coverage and stories from clubs and radio amateurs can be found at

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