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| June 21, 2024

The RSGB is looking for an individual to take on the complex role of Editor of the annual RSGB Yearbook, following the retirement of the previous Editor. This is a paid post, working part time from home for a few months each year, and is offered as a fixed-term contract. You will need experience of editing material from a wide range of sources and working to deadlines, as well as attention to detail. An understanding of desktop publishing programs such as InDesign will be helpful along with knowledge of the breadth of amateur radio in the UK today. If you are interested in this post, please email with an appropriate CV or covering statement of your abilities.

Last weekend was 1940s weekend at the Bletchley Park Museum. The RSGB National Radio Centre, or NRC, supported the event by hosting the World War Two Special Operations Executive radio station, GB1SOE. The station, operating on the 40m band, attracted lots of visitor attention, as did GB3RS which was busy on the air as part of the Museums on the Air weekend. NRC volunteers made QSOs and invited visitors to pass greetings messages. If appropriate, the volunteers used the new licence conditions to allow visitors to run QSOs themselves under supervision. The weekend was a huge success and 1,211 people visited the RSGB National Radio Centre. The Society would like to thank all the NRC volunteers who delivered such an enjoyable weekend.

Alexanderson Day will take place on Sunday 30 June 2024. The unique Alexanderson alternator, with the callsign SAQ, is scheduled for two transmissions on 17.2kHz using CW. At 0830UTC, the alternator will be started up and at 0900UTC the first transmission will take place. A second transmission is scheduled for 1200UTC. You can read more about the event and historic transmitter here

The Bath Based Distance Learning team is busy enrolling students into its pre-course classroom for its forthcoming course for the Full Licence exam. The team has received a number of enquiries about whether its course is suitable for the Direct to Full exam. The course content focuses on the Full level syllabus items, which are only a part of the Direct to Full syllabus. Learners are expected to know the Foundation and Intermediate material already. Parallel study is possible, but the Bath Based Distance Learning Full Licence course alone would not be sufficient to ensure a pass in a Direct to Full exam. More details can be found in the latest edition of RadCom, but please note that the email address provided to RadCom was incorrect; anyone wanting details of the Bath Based Distance Learning course should email Steve, G0FUW, using

Guisborough and District Amateur Radio Club is organising a mini DXpedition to Scotland, on the Isle of Lewis from the 22 to the 29 September. The team has a couple of spaces left and is welcoming amateurs from other clubs who would like to join in. For more information email

And finally, don’t forget to listen out for all the amateur stations that will be on the air during the Museums on the Air activity today, the 23sJune. For more information about the event visit the website

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