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RSGB Update (20th December 2022)


Direct to Full Exam Booking

Open in January 2023:

Following the introduction of the Direct to Full Syllabus in July, bookings for the Direct to Full Exam will begin in January 2023. You will be able to make a booking from Wednesday 11 January and the first exam slot will be on Saturday 21 January. The exam will last for 2 ½ hours and the cost will be £95. You can only do the exam online but you can book as an individual or through your club via the RSGB website. The bookings page will be updated with the Direct to Full information on 11 January 2023:


Amateur Radio Licence Exam Fee Changes

The RSGB Board has reviewed the amateur radio licence exam fees and has decided that there needs to be an increase from 1 April 2023. This is the first time in over ten years that the exam fees have risen and the new fees are still well below the cumulative rate of inflation since 2011. The cost of each licence-level exam will be:


Foundation:           £32.50

Intermediate:          £36.00

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Full:                         £42.00

 The fees will come into effect for exams taken from 1st April 2023.


Four More  RSGB Convention Presentations

The RSGB has released four individual presentations from its 2022 Convention, which cover a wide and interesting range of topics. Philip Lawson, G4FCL gives an introduction to test equipment whilst Phil Catterall, G4OBK talks about adventure radio in Europe. Looking back at history, Dr David Abrutat provides a fascinating insight into the subject of ‘Bletchley Park and the Y Services between 1939 and 1945’. Finally, as a link with December’s YOTA month, young radio amateurs Dan McGraw, M0WUT and Hamzah Shah, 2E0HXS share their experiences and learning from the YOTA summer camp in Croatia this year. Find these and other RSGB Convention presentations on its YouTube channel:

(Source: Heather Parsons, Communications Manager, ​Radio Society of Great Britain; Tel: 07710 395 012; e-mail: [email protected]; website: