RSGB Clubs & Training Website

The RSGB website now has a Clubs and Training section with a host of new features for those seeking club information, training and examination venues.

Those seeking information will simply enter their postcode and they will be able to see all the groups within a given range.

You can find the new page at


GB2RS – The RSGB News Service

DXZone – Amateur Radio News (North American Site)

Southgate Amateur Radio Club news site


NARSA – Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association. The North West Region’s largest Rally in Blackpool

RSGB Rallies Calendar – Calendar of Radio Rallies across the UK

Clubs, Societies & Regulation

The RSGB – Radio Society of Great Britain

The RSGB shop – RSGB Shop – for all your amateur radio books, RSGB membership etc.

ARRL – American Amateur Radio Relay League (equivalent to RSGB)

OfCom – Office of Comunications  – UK amateur radio regulators

IARU – International Amateur Radio Union. We are in IARU Region 1.

Contests & Award Programs

Amateur Radio Contesting from your Backyard – Getting started guide

Summits On The Air – The ultimate “Summits-On-The-Air”  – SOTA programme

Wainwrights On The Air – “Wainwrights-On-The-Air” award scheme (WOTA)

RSGB Contests – The RSGB Contesting Committees are responsible to the board for all aspects of HF and VHF contests

Worked All Britain – An awards program encouraging communication with and between British Amateur Radio Operators

Maidenhead Locator Squares – Information on the QRA locator square system

Modes and Operating

GQRP Club – devoted to low power communication

Just Learn Morse Code – Great Self-Teach Morse Code site


WSPRnet – Propagation Map using the Weak Signal Propagation Mode

VOACAP – Professional-grade HF point-to-point propagation predictions

General Information

G1CCL – Dave’s Website

Hamlife – Amateur Radio lifestyle site by Icom

HamRadioTube – Ham Videos

Become a Storm Spotter from Home – Using Amateur Radio during Storm Spotting


HamTests – Exam practice!


South Lakeland Repeater Group – Home of GB3LF & GB3LD


IRLP Node Status – IRLP Node listing by Country

Tools & Facilities

HRD Log – A great online Logging application from the makers of Ham Radio Deluxe

Haminfobar – Browser extension that adds lots of HAM stuff in an easy format

eQSL Cards – The electronic QSL service for radio amateurs

SDV Contest Logging – Contest logging program written by Paul O’Kane EI5DL

WSJT-X – An Amateur Radio Program for decoding weak signals

K1JT – Weak Signal Communications Software

Electrical Circuits Explained

Suppliers & Manufacturers

Antenna Engineering – “High Performance HF Vertical Antennas” (UK based company)

BHI – noise cancelling products

Elecraft – “Hands-on Ham radio” – maker of the K1, K2, K3, KX3 transceiver kits

Garex – A British manufacturing company

Icom UK

innovAntennas – “performance through innovation”

Junksale – Buy and Sell 2nd hand stuff

Kanga – supplier of amateur radio kits

Lamm Communications

Martin Lynch – ML&S – “The World’s Favourite Ham Store”

Haydon Communications

Kenwood Electronics – “Listen to the future”

LAMCO Communications

linamp – Linear Amp UK

Moonraker – “supplier of  radio communication antennas and associated products”

Nevada – Suppliers of amateur radio as well as musical equipment

Radioworld Communications – UK-based supplier

rfparts – US-based supplier of RF parts

Sandpiper Aerial Technology Ltd

The Shortwave Shop

Spiderbeam – “high performance light-weight antennas” from Germany

Vine Antennas Ltd – supplier of SteppIR antennas

Waters and Stanton – UK-based supplier of amateur radio

Westlake Electronics – “specialises in RF cables and connectors”

winradio – Suppliers of top line Software Defined Radio (SDR) – Excalibur

Yaesu UK Ltd – “Choice of the world’s top DX’ers”

RSGB Affiliated Clubs

Region 1: Scotland South and Western Isles

Ayr Amateur Radio Group – Ayrshire On The Airwaves

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club

Lothians Radio Society

Livingston & District Amateur RS

Region 2:  Scotland North and Northern Isles

Aberdeen ARS

Region 3:  North West

Chester & District ARS

Thornton & Cleveleys ARS

West Manchester Radio Club

South Manchester Radio and Computing Club

Rochdale & District ARS

Stockport Radio Society

Mid Cheshire ARS