Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 25, 2023

Have you replied to the Ofcom consultation about amateur radio yet? And have you read the article by Ofcom Director for Spectrum, David Willis, in the September 2023 edition of RadCom? In it, David says: “We fully recognise the contribution amateur radio has made to developing radio technologies over the years, including in the development of radar and LTE. We know how important amateur radio is as a hobby to those who are involved, and that it plays an important role in nurturing the next generation of radio engineers.” This recognition of the importance of amateur radio skills for careers in engineering dovetails with the RSGB’s strategic priority to grow and develop amateur radio. You can read David’s full article on the RSGB website and watch three RSGB presentations that give information and guidance about the Ofcom Consultation. The Society encourages every radio amateur to submit their views about the Consultation proposals—go to

A reminder now that the popular British Inland Waterways on the Air (BIWOTA) event is taking place this weekend and will finish on Monday, 28 August 2023. The event is open to amateurs who use canals, towpaths, rivers, lakes or reservoirs for work or recreation. Lots of stations are active, so why not give them a call? You can find out more about the event on Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group’s website.

It has been announced this week that the UK will host the world’s first summit on artificial intelligence safety in November 2023. The summit will be held at the iconic Bletchley Park, which is one of the birthplaces of computer science. To be able to host an event of this global importance, Bletchley Park and the RSGB National Radio Centre will be closed to the public from Saturday, 28 October 2023 to Friday, 3 November 2023 inclusive. If you have pre-booked a visit for during that time, Bletchley Park will contact you. For more information see the Bletchley Park website.

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