Also in GB2RS this week…

| April 12, 2024

During May 2024, the RSGB’s Photo Friday feature on social media will highlight radio amateurs who are taking advantage of the new licence conditions. You could be an individual who is discovering different things to enjoy with the new power levels, or who is encouraging friends and family to get on the air under your supervision. You could be a club involved in special events and outreach to the public. In whatever way you’re making the most of the new licence conditions, the RSGB wants to hear from you! Send a photo and a short description to and the Society will share as many stories as possible.

On the 11 April 2024, BBC Radio 4 Feedback presenter Andrea Catherwood looked at why the long wave frequency is being shut down by the BBC. She interviewed RSGB President John McCullagh, GI4BWM, and in the final programme a brief clip was used in which John gives his opinion on the possible impact for some listeners. You can listen to the Feedback show on BBC Sounds. The feature starts at 19 minutes and 55 seconds, with the RSGB President featuring at 22 minutes and 18 seconds.

This year Dennis, G7AGZ is running special event station GB0CHC again in support of Cornwall Hospice Care. This is Dennis’ 33rd year of fundraising for the charity. The station will be active until the end of April 2024 on all bands from 80m to 70cm, using SSB, FM and DMR. If you would like to support the cause, visit the GB0CHC JustGiving page.

The Cornish Radio Amateur Club has relaunched its sought-after Cornish Award Certificate. The award has been around since the 1960s and is given to amateur radio stations based outside of the county of Cornwall who have contacted 20 Cornish-based amateur radio stations. The new award allows the use of HF, VHF and UHF bands using any mode including FM, SSB, CW, and now digital modes such as FT8. Proof in the form of copies of logbook entries showing the 20 stations worked, dates, times and modes is required to qualify. The new award is applicable to contacts made on or after the 1 January 2024, and the certificate will be emailed in PDF format. More information can be found on the club website.

A reminder now that International Marconi Day is coming up on the 27 April 2024. Once again, the Cornish Radio Amateur Club is organising and running the event. Lots of amateur radio stations will be operating from sites that Marconi operated from, or had a personal connection with. For more information, and to view a list of the stations that are taking part, visit the club website.

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