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RSGB News (21 November 2022)


Annual Report, Celebrations, and a Silent Key


Amateur Radio mentioned in Powerboat and RIB Magazine

Peter Talbot, G5AIB is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of ‘Powerboat and RIB Magazine’ in an article about small boat adventuring. Peter mentions how useful amateur radio is for his adventures and how he combines his interest in SOTA with boating in places like Windemere. You can read the full feature on pages 126-131 if you sign up for the free digital edition:


RSGB ESC Publishes Annual Report

The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee (ESC) has published its annual report, covering the operation of amateur radio exams during the calendar year of 2021. You can read the report on the RSGB website: Examinations Standards Committee Report 2022


RSGB former President John Bazley, G3HCT – SK

The RSGB was saddened to learn that John Bazley, G3HCT passed away on 11 November in a nursing home in Queensland, Australia. John was President of the RSGB in 1979 and was a Life Member. In 1995 he was made a Life Vice President. He was also the IARU Region 1 representative to the CEPT Working Group on Frequency Management. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


History: RSGB Transatlantic Centenary Tests Celebrations

The RSGB hosted the Transatlantic Centenary Tests 2022 on the HF bands for the month of December 2022. Unlike those of the 1920s, which consisted of one-way communication, this event encouraged worldwide two-way communication with UK and Crown Dependency stations. There was a series of awards available for making QSOs with those who are activating historic RSGB callsigns. The Club Log team kindly agreed to provide the supporting infrastructure for this. The Society was looking for RSGB members to take part and make this historic event a success. You can read more on page 54 of the December 2022 RadCom and be inspired by the RSGB Convention Transatlantic Test Presentation on the RSGB YouTube Channel.  

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