Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 23, 2024

The list of amateur radio events taking place in British Science Week (BSW) and the resource suggestions are growing. GB3RS, the radio station at the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park could be available for QSOs with stations operating as part of British Science Week. Contact the RSGB’s BSW coordinator, Ian Neal, M0KEO at and he will link you with NRC Coordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB to make your arrangements. Please continue to send to Ian the resources you’d like to share and details of British Science Week events you’re organising, including the times you’ll be on the air. The RSGB would like to inspire as many people and groups as possible to get involved. You can access all event and resource details at

The RSGB has been trialling paper wrappers for RadCom as part of its plans to be more environmentally friendly. The Society has been collating feedback and is aware that there have been particular problems with the gluing of the RadCom wrappers this month. Please be assured that the RSGB is discussing this with its supplier to try to resolve the problem before the next issue.

During a year when the global landscape shifted once more, with conflicts across the world and economic difficulties touching the lives of individuals, the RSGB was pleased to see that the amateur radio community continues to thrive. It may have changed shape and adapted with the times, but the Society has been there not only to support its members but to defend the spectrum and provide information for all radio amateurs. In the March 2024 RadCom there is a feature called A Year in Numbers which shows some of the great things to celebrate, in which RSGB HQ staff have often led the way. There is an infographic and a short video with the highlights, and you can read the fuller story from page 40 in RadCom and on the RSGB website. The April 2024 RadCom will show in detail the work of the RSGB committees and other specialist volunteers.

The amateur radio licence exams will be updated in line with the new licence conditions decided by Ofcom this week. Further information about the timing of those changes can be found on the RSGB website at

Registration is open for the Mills on the Air event which will take place on Saturday, 11 May 2024 and Sunday, 12 May 2024. To read more about the event, and register and view a list of stations that are taking part, visit the Mills on the Air page on the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society website.

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