The RSGB plays a significant and important role in representing radio amateurs;  frequency spectrum, IARU, EMC, is the only Exam body for gaining your amateur licence.

It represents amateurs with the governing body OFCOM

To become a member:

As a member you will gain access to a wealth of resources as well as RADCOM,  a monthly publication for radio amateurs.


  • Exam forms update 20th February 2020
    We have updated exam handouts EX307 and EX308 used for Foundation and Intermediate exams to address a typo that occurred in earlier versions of the HF and VHF bandplans. The forms are now available for download from the exam forms page on our website. In order to be certain that tutors and candidates are using […]
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  • Storm Ciara prevents 40m GB2RS news reading 14th February 2020
    Due to the awful weather conditions last weekend during Storm Ciara, Gunter, DJ2XB and Colin DJ0OK were unable to read the GB2RS news on 40m. Both readers had to take their antennas down for safety. They hope to resume a normal service on Sunday, 16 February 2020—weather permitting.
  • Get involved in British Science Week 14th February 2020
    If you or your radio club want to get involved in British Science Week, which takes place between 6 and the 15 March 2020, activity packs are now available to download. The pack contains tips on how to run British Science Week in school or at home, easy-to-run activities, and details of the annual poster […]
  • Second mock Full licence exam available 14th February 2020
    The RSGB has published a second mock exam paper for the Full licence this week so there are now two for each licence level. You can see all the mock exam papers on the Society’s website at
  • Also in GB2RS this week… 14th February 2020
    Amateurs in all French territories now have access to the 60m 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz WRC allocation at a maximum power of 15WERP following the publication in the French official journal. The French national society, REF, advocates the use of the IARU 60m band plan. Mitsuo, JA1WQF successfully decoded a 47GHz signal bounced off the Moon […]