Technical forums

This is a list of RSGB and also independent – the aim is to provide technical help and discussion of amateur radio-related technical matters:




Training – Getting Started

In recent times has become a popular alternative to other email groups. You will need to register and confirm a user ID with a valid email address for use. Once set up, you can click the “+ Apply For Membership in This Group” button and follow the instructions. The whole process only takes a few minutes. It is strongly recommended you stick with one consistent userid/email for all your groups that is based on your name and/or callsign so your identity is clear to other users. has plenty of options for message delivery, files and pictures.

Once you have set up your membership, simply click on ‘New Topic’, type in the subject details and your technical query. Finally, click on the box that says ‘send’. Your message may take a little while before it appears on the site, depending on the moderation settings. You may get a few replies or lots! It may indeed start a flurry of activity and interest from around the globe on a particular topic that keeps the moderators very busy!


Usage and moderation

Most groups are moderated and all users will need to observe the RSGB’s Internet Guidelines.  In addition all the groups are operated with the following disclaimer:

  • The groups are completely open specialist interest internet groups and the Radio Society of Great Britain makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the group postings or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
  • In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of these groups.
  • You must not use the groups in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. The majority of content posted in this forum is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the RSGB. We accept no responsibility for any loss or harm incurred.
  • Through the use of these groups you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Radio Society of Great Britain. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
  • Every effort is made to keep the groups  up and running smoothly.  However, the Radio Society of Great Britain takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.