Monday, November 19, 2007

RSGB on the move

After twenty five years at Potters Bar, the RSGB is moving its headquarters to Bedford. Modern IT technology and business practice, mean that Lambda House is no longer cost effective to run as an HQ and due to the age of the building it is proving increasingly costly to maintain. The move which the Society hopes to complete by March 2008 will also involve a relocation of the museum, shack and library. Discussions are taking place with the Bletchley Park Trust, the aim being to establish a heritage centre dedicated to Amateur Radio and the RSGB at Bletchley Park. The Society is in the process of purchasing a modern office building located on the Priory Park, Business Park on the eastern side of Bedford. This will house the admin operation.

It is envisaged that the Bletchley Park site will be the centre of the Society’s training activities and will also be the home of the RSGB HQ station GB3RS which it is hoped will be on the air daily. A fuller statement will appear, on the RSGB website and RadCom shortly.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

For Sale from the Society

We have 2 new 12 volt Power inverters for sale at £15 each. These can be used in cars, vans or boats and give an output of 80w (160w Peak) @ 230v. A great Christmas gift!

Foundation Training

It has been agreed that the next Foundation Training Course will take place in January 2008. As a result of continued difficulties with the backlog of mail in the UK and the forthcoming Christmas period it is not possible to run the course during the remainder of this year.


The 59th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Tuesday 11th December at the Sea Scout Headquarters, Tromode, Douglas. Commencing at 20:00hrs.

Any items members wish to raise at this meeting must be received in writing (letter or e-mail) before Tuesday 4th December.

Society members and others will be very welcome but only paid up members will be allowed to vote on any matter.

It should be noted that the Treasurers post is likely to become vacant and the post of Northern Representative is also vacant.