Also in GB2RS this week…

| October 30, 2020

The RSGB sometimes receives complaints regarding incidences of deliberate jamming, and foul or inappropriate language on the air, and is trying to quantify the size of the problem. A Freedom of Information request to Ofcom showed only three identifiable reports submitted between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2019. The RSGB would like to hear from radio amateurs who have reported similar problems directly to Ofcom, not the RSGB, during this period, and after following the Operating Advisory Service’s advice. For further information, including how to submit your reports to the Society, please see this RSGB notice.

Results of the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest held 6 October 2020 have now been published. Band conditions were good for this contest, which kept local and overseas stations busy for the hour. Thirty-five logs were submitted, showing participation from 22 EI and GI counties, as well as 12 overseas DXCC entities. See for full details.

The RSGB will once again be participating in the annual YOTA Month activities in December 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be encouraging large group events and all participants should remain within national and local guidelines. GB20YOTA is available for Full licence holders to book an appointment slot within a set calendar shown on the GB20YOTA page. All operations should be focused with the intention to get young people on the air. To register your interest, or to reserve an operating slot, contact Jamie, M0SDV, via email to

The proceedings from the 19 September 2020 RSGB Board meeting are now online. Of particular note is that media and public interest in amateur radio continues, RSGB Membership numbers are still rising, and examination numbers are still buoyant with an increasing number of candidates progressing to the next licence level.

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