RSGB RadCom Team

| August 12, 2022

We announced earlier in the year that RadCom Managing Editor, Elaine Richards, G4LFM, was planning to retire after leading the RadCom team for 14 years. Very soon after that announcement, we had to come to terms with the sad and sudden news that RadCom Technical Editor, Giles Read, G1MFG, had passed away.

RadCom obviously needs a strong team who are focused on continuity but also on developing the future of such a well-respected family of publications. Elaine very kindly offered to delay her retirement so that we could have time to create that future RadCom team.

Working with a professional agency, I led the recruitment team. The President, the current Managing Editor and members of the Board of Directors were all involved to ensure as wide a selection profile as possible. That recruitment process is now complete.

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Edward O’Neill, M0TZX as RadCom Managing Editor and Matthew Smith, M0VWS as RadCom Technical Editor.

Ed O’Neill, M0TZX has held a number of roles in the Civil Service and in a Local Authority where his responsibilities included the publication of material for the public. He has had a life-long interest in all things technical. Most of his radio operating is done on the HF bands via CW, but he can sometimes be heard in the phone sections of the HF, VHF and UHF bands.

Matt Smith, M0VWS comes from an aerospace background dealing with electrical integration of satellite hardware with more than 16 years’ experience. On the amateur front, he enjoys working DX, IOTA, Field Days and spending time in his extensive workshop. 

Ed and Matt are working very closely with Elaine and the rest of the team to ensure a smooth handover in the coming months. I’m very much looking forward to working with both of them, continuing to deliver and develop a RadCom suite of publications that supports the future of amateur radio.

Steve Thomas, M1ACB
RSGB General Manager

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