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New web-based RSGB EMF calculatorFri 3rd Dec 2021 15:31 GMT

We are pleased to launch our new version of the RSGB EMF calculator v11d which is now available in a new browser-based version as well as the spreadsheet version. You can find both versions on our website The web browser version does not require you to have Excel or another spreadsheet on your computer. This […]

Sign /2ZE to mark Transatlantic CentenaryFri 3rd Dec 2021 15:29 GMT

This month marks the centenary of the first amateur radio signals crossing the Atlantic. Signals from the USA were received by Paul Godley, 2ZE, at a specially prepared receiving setup at Ardrossan in Scotland. From 1 to 26 December 2021, all UK and Crown Dependency licensees may add the suffix /2ZE to their amateur call […]

Centenary stations in ARRL 160m ContestFri 3rd Dec 2021 15:27 GMT

The annual ARRL 160m Contest begins at 2200UTC on Friday, 3 December 2021 and ends at 1559UTC on Sunday, the 5th. This 42 hour CW-only contest is the most similar to the original transatlantic tests. The RSGB is planning to activate special call signs to commemorate the centenary of the tests. Stations from the UK […]

Also in GB2RS this week…Fri 3rd Dec 2021 14:43 GMT

The ARRL and the RSGB are jointly sponsoring the 160m Transatlantic Centenary QSO Party between 0200 and 0800UTC on the 12th. Stations participating will operate only on CW, trying to contact the two official callsign activations, W1AW and GB2ZE. At times the stations may listen for callers 1kHz above their transmitting frequency, to help those […]

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