Membership and commercial

These are frequently asked questions about RSGB membership and commercial subjects

How can I become a member?

Go to the Join Us page.

How can I renew my subscription?

Go to

How can I pay my subscription?

  • By direct debit—you can put a direct debit mandate in place by telephoning 01234 832700 and taking the sales or accounts options. Payment by direct debit is £4 p.a. cheaper than by other methods and payment can be spread monthly or quarterly at no extra cost;
  • By credit card — Go to
  • By cheque — to RSGB, 3 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH, writing your membership number on the rear of the cheque

I paid my subscription but I have also received a reminder.

This is probably due to your payment coinciding with a reminder run. If it has been some time since you sent your payment you can check its status by emailing and we will check it for you.

How do I affiliate my Club to the RSGB?

See Club Affiliation for full details.

Where can I get a copy of the RSGB model constitution?

Visit Club Affiliation to download a copy—see heading ‘Get Started’

What should I do if I have not received my RadCom?

If RadCom hasn’t been received within 10 working days of the posting date please contact RSGB sales at

How do I report a Silent Key?

To report a silent key you can either send us a letter or an email to We can then update the membership record accordingly.

If you want to send an obituary there’s more information here.

Please note that Ofcom should also be informed of the death – the licencing department is on 0207 981 3131 – regrettably the RSGB cannot do this for you.

How do I organise a Silent Key sale?

If you have equipment to sell or dispose of our regional team will be happy to advise you on the best methods for disposal and its value. The regional team are not allowed to buy the equipment from you so their opinion is unbiased. Look for contact details for your regional Team on the RSGB Regional Managers pages.

What should I do if I have not received my RadCom audio CD?

Email and we will investigate for you.

I would like to buy a book.

Go to

Where’s my book?

E-mail and we will be able to advise you of the status of your order.

I would like to amend/change my:

  • Callsign;
  • Add a Callsign;
  • Address;
  • E-mail address;
  • Telephone.

Go to Update personal or club membership information.

How can I login?

You can logon to your personal membership account by visiting the membership portal.  Having logged on you will also be able to access content that is restricted only to RSGB members.  To login

1. You will need to register for the portal before you can use this service. This can be done online but you will need to quote the callsign and the email address we have on your membership record to do this.

2. Once you have registered you can logon by quoting your callsign (not email address) and the password you have set up.

I don’t know what my membership number is.

You can e-mail It is also printed on the RadCom address label.

How can I place a members’ advertisement?

Members’ Ads are for RSGB members only and they can be e-mailed to but there are some important points to note. The advert MUST

  • Say if the item is For Sale or Wanted
  • Include your name, callsign/RS number, telephone number and postal town
  • NOT be longer than 40 words
  • NOT be for any sort of commercial or trade purpose

Only one advertisement per member may be submitted each month. Members’ Ads are accepted at the sole discretion of the Editor, whose decision is final.

Full terms and conditions are regularly published in RadCom and are available on request.

How much does it cost to place a members’ advertisement?

Members’ advertisements are free but there is a £5 administration charge if they are not supplied by email. Full terms and conditions are regularly published in RadCom and are available on request.

I would like to make a donation to the RCF.

Go to

How does the QSL Bureau work?

Read the QSL Bureau pages.

How can I contact the QSL Bureau?

Email put your callsign series in the subject box.

Who is my QSL manager?

See the List of QSL Managers page.

Who is my Regional Manager?

Find out on the RSGB Regional Managers pages .

How can I find out where my local club is?

You can search for local clubs at Find an amateur radio club.

Where can I get a copy of the Club insurance policy?

Go to Club Insurance – you will need your Membership login to access the documents.

I would like to visit the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park

Full details on how to find it, when it is open and what you will find there, can be found on

If you are member of the RSGB you can download your free admission voucher for Bletchley Park at

What is RadCom Basics and how can I subscribe?

RadCom Basics a bi-monthly electronic newsletter that is, in effect, a beginners’ RadCom. Material from the newsletter is available on the website for Members and there is a whole section dedicated to providing information and advice to those joining the hobby.  Any Member can subscribe for free by contacting or by logging onto your members portal