Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 16, 2021

The RSGB’s new Friendship on the Air Award links in with the chosen theme of Home But Never Alone for World Amateur Radio Day today, the 18th of April. It is a chance to get on the air, represent your club and have a proper chat with radio amateurs across the airwaves. There are monthly and annual awards for individuals, clubs and the highest-scoring club in each region. To find out how to take part, click here

Belgian individual operators and radio clubs are authorised to replace their ON prefix with OS between the 18th of April and the 12th of December. This is to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on the 18th of April and the 120th anniversary of Marconi’s first reception of transatlantic radio signals on the 12th of December 1901.

The RSGB remote invigilation exams have been very successful during the Covid-19 lockdown. Last week, the remote invigilation exam team saw the 1000th Intermediate candidate pass their exam. Congratulations to all the students. Over 3,100 candidates have made the first step into the hobby by obtaining a Foundation pass and over 330 to the Full licence. Thanks go to the team of volunteers who run the programme. We are very grateful for their effort during these difficult times.

The latest GB2RS Broadcast Schedule can be downloaded from here  We’re always looking for new readers to join the teams around the UK and Crown Dependencies. If you would like to find out more, and you are an RSGB Member with a Full or Intermediate licence, please contact the GB2RS Manager via email to

Eugene Marlow is in the very late stages of producing a documentary about China starting in the 1920s. He is looking for high resolution photos of the use of radio in the 1920s in China to incorporate into the documentary. If you think you have photos that could be used, contact Eugene via email to

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