RSGB

rsgb-logo-colour-high-resNational representation for radio amateurs is in the hands of the Radio Society of Great Britain, of which I am a member.

The society hosts a great deal of services for the radio community which I will not go into on this page, but you can find out more about them HERE.

I have been appointed the Regional Representative for Region 12, a position which will be very much a role that I can develop. As a result of my election as RR12 I have had to resign form my DR123 post and that district is currently being covered by DR124 Dave Cutts M0TAZ. The main function of the Regional Representative is be a two way conduit between the RSGB,¬† Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners, RSGB members and Non Members, clubs and societies and to visit clubs and local rallies. Recruitment of new members is also up there as a priority, as representation to bodies like the IARU carries more weight when you have a large body of members behind you! The RSGB can achieve more for it’s members with organisations like OFCOM , than the individual can. It is in this role, I hope to help Amateurs enjoy their radio’s and also help new people into the hobby.

In addition, back in 2015 I became a news reader for GB2RS, the weekly news service of the RSGB, which I broadcast every Sunday at 09:00 on 145.525. I take signal reports after the transmission on 144.725Mhz in order to clear the frequency for readers in neighbouring areas.

The RSGB is also quite active out & about, with District Representatives, like me, and my District Reps that visit clubs, the ubiquitous RSGB Bookstall which finds it’s way to many radio rallies and also supports the National Convention which is now held yearly in Milton Keynes. This by the way is also the location of the National Radio Museum, at the home of the code-breakers: Bletchley Park.