Friday, February 29, 2008

Amateur Radio Search Engine

This is an interesting search engine covering amateur radio matter.

Thanks Stuart GD0OUD

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Protect your callsign details from being used for postal adverts!

If you have a new (or old) callsign you may not be aware that the personal details you register with OFCOM are freely available from various databases around the world.

A UK company “UK Amateur Mailing” sells this information so that licence holders can be sent mail shots by companies involved in the hobby.

The Radio Society of Great Britain is a customer of this company and their commercial manager (Mark Allgar M1MPA) advises that RSGB will soon be sending out a mail shot to promote RSGB membership.

It is possible to have your details removed from this mailing list by going to and completing their opt out form. Alternatively ring 07847 118121 and leave your details.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Free QSL Cards

This very nice QSL Card is now available to Society members free of charge. The cards have been funded by Tower Insurance and initial allocation is 100 cards/member (more later). As the cards are used can you please keep a list of the countries where you send the cards (bring completed cards to the Society meetings for free delivery to the bureau) as our sponsors would like to know this information.

We are also working to order a further supply of free QSL cards which are to be funded by the Government (tourism and leisure), they will be a different design but like the Tower Insurance cards there will be space to put your own callsign on the back of the card.

Visit to Pulrose Power Station

The Society have organised a visit to Pulrose power Station on Wednesday 5th March - be there for 19:15hrs. You are very welcome to bring a guest with you (?your wife?) as the station can take a group of up to 20 people.

If you would like to go please ring Harry 2D0HEB on 822254 to book your place.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Register your new licence.

After passing your examination, your details will be posted (snail mail) to the RSGB (on Monday) and they will then place this information on the OFCOM computer so that you can register for a callsign online. Have a look at the following link to help you register. Please give RSGB time to put your details on line.
OFCOM on line help

100% Pass for the Foundation Candidates.

We are very pleased to announce that all the candidates who sat the Foundation examination this afternoon (17-Feb-08) passed!!!

Congratulations to Clare Ashworth, James Kelly, Jeanie Hill, Jack Black-Leigh, James Sawle and Tom Marsden.

Well done.

Arrangements will now be made to run an intermediate course and examination ASAP.