RSGB Construction Competition 2024

The RSGB recognises the importance of construction as a key element of amateur radio, whether that is using traditional construction skills or a software or systems engineering project.

Entries to the 2024 RSGB Construction Competition have now closed. Thank you to all who entered.

The results of the competition will be announced during the RSGB Annual General Meeting on 13 April 2024.



Entries will be judged in the following six categories:

  1. Beginners: a chance to build a kit or create your own equipment to help you take your first steps into amateur radio

  2. Construction excellence: recognising the skill and craftsmanship used in building your project

  3. Innovation: recognising an original contribution to the art and science of radio communication

  4. Software: recognising the importance of software technology to all aspects of amateur radio

  5. Antennas: an opportunity to design and build an antenna of your choice

  6. Most creative and/or elegant PCB Design: consideration will be given to designs with both artistic and engineering merit

A cash prize will be awarded for the winner of each category, with a bonus for the overall winner, who will also be declared the winner of the Pat Hawker G3VA Award.


2023 Competition

You can see photos of 2023’s entries in June’s RadCom.


Watch and be inspired!

Tonight@8 in December was dedicated to the RSGB Construction Competition. Three people who have entered the competition in previous years talked about their construction projects and why they chose to enter: Jenny Curtis, M7JNY; Colin Murray, GM4EAU; and David Law, G0LBK.

RSGB General Manager, Steve Thomas, M1ACB also introduced the new trophy for the Beginners Category which has been created in memory of Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF. Click on the image below to watch the presentation.