Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 28, 2022

There are a number of vacancies for volunteer roles within the RSGB. Currently Region 3, England North-West, is looking for District Representatives for the Greater Manchester, Merseyside or Cumbria areas. District 11, England South West, is looking for District Representatives for Dorset, East Devon and West Somerset, as well as South Devon. The work is varied and interesting and mainly involves liaising with RSGB members and clubs in the area and representing the RSGB at local and regional rallies. For further details on the Region 3 vacancies, please contact Derek, G7LFC via email on For the Region 11 vacancies, please contact Mark, 2E0SBM on

Sad news now. Former Radio Amateurs of Canada President, Bob Cooke, VE3BDB, became a Silent Key in October 2021. He pursued his interest in radio as a communications operator in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later with the Canadian government. In his professional life he served as a member of the Ontario Provincial Police for 30 years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The date of this year’s Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association (NARSA) Blackpool Rally has changed. The rally will now take place on Sunday, 24 April 2022 at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, FY2 9AA. For further details please contact Dave, M0OBW, on 0772 065 6542 or via email to—more details on the NARSA website.

Chris, G1PUV tells us that Pubs and Clubs on the Air (PACOTA) will be going ahead on 13 to 15 May 2022. Send details of any special event stations you or your club will be putting on the air to and enter them on the G6TW website.

Nobby, G0VJG will be part of a team going to the island of Rockall, EU189; a tiny islet in the North Atlantic. They plan to be there for a week. This is a very challenging and dangerous expedition, as well as extremely rewarding. They are due to sail on 6 June 2022. He plans to operate on the HF bands for a couple of days and try to give this very rare IOTA to as many amateurs as possible. This is a charity event to raise money for three charities. Find out more on the Rockall 2022 Expedition website.

Category: GB2RS Headlines