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March 30th - Heather Parsons and Steve Hartley "An RSGB Evening"

Recently appointed Communications Manager, Heather Parsons (Bristol based) and Steve Hartley G0FUW (Bath based) now appointed to the RSGB Board of Directors , will endeavour to answer any questions you may have on the internal workings of the RSGB - and what it actually does for the member-ship . Heather would like to tell us of the RSGB’s experience into “social me-dia” and wider communication issues. Questions she may pose could include how YOU get information about the society, how often would you like an official update from your Regional Manager (or deputy) and what for YOU would be the best channels to use for that information flow?
Bring all your questions and answers along!

 


FUTURE MEETINGS: dates for your diary

April 27th  - Dave G3ZXX The Future with DMR

May 25th - Prof Cathryn Mitchell " Challenges predicting HF propagation"

June 29th - Jeff GW3UZS Developments in SDR  and what IS an SDR ?

July 27th - An all chat night !

Other clubs & local events

Bath and District ARC http://badarc.webs.com/

Chepstow & District ARC http://www.gw4lwz.org.uk/

Chippenham & DARC http://www.g3vre.org.uk/archive.asp

Mid Somerset Radio Club http://www.midsarc.org.uk/

North Bristol ARC http://www.nbarc.org.uk/

Shirehampton ARC http://www.shirehampton-arc.org.uk/

South Bristol ARC http://www.sbarc.co.uk/

Thornbury& South Gloucs ARC http://tsgarc.uk/

Trowbridge and District  ARC http://www.radioclubs.net/trowbridgedarc/events.php

 

Meeting Details

Regular meetings are held at 7:30pm on the last Monday of each month at:

Bristol Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Redland Green, Redland, Bristol BS6 7HF (see map).

Map of the meeting venue

Get directions in Google Maps

 

Bath Based Distance Learning

The Bath Training Team started running distance learning classes in parallel with their RSGB Bristol sponsored classroom sessions a few years ago. This initiative has grown to the point where the team now has twelve tutors across the country and nearly two hundred students have been enrolled, many passing the exam first time.

An article about the Distance Learning courses was featured in February 2012 edition of RadCom.

RSGB AGM 2012 - M0OBW presents Kenwood Trophy to the Distance Learning TeamAt this year's RSGB AGM the team were awarded the Kenwood Trophy for 'outstanding contribution to amateur radio training'. Picture shows e-tutors Steve Hartley, G0FUW, Phil Parkman, G3MGQ, Dan Trudgian, M0TGN, Lewis Thomas, G4YTN and Keith Williams, GW4OKT, recieving the trophy from RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW. All tutors that were involved in 2011 received certificates. Picture courtesy of RSGB.

73, Steve, G0FUW

 

About the Bristol RSGB Group:


Bristol NFD Team 1954The present Group dates back to 1931, but its predecessor goes back to 1913 when it was called the Bristol Wireless Association. Apart from brief interruptions for war, it has remained in being until the present day. It has met at various venues the Half Moon in Stoke's Croft, Carwardine's restaurant, the Royal Fort and the Small Lecture Theatre at the University of Bristol - to name but a few.  Currently meetings are held at the Lawn Tennis Club in Redland.

The fortunes of the Group have waxed and waned, as is the case with all organisations - the most memorable happenings being the winning of NFD three times in a row in the early Fifties and the still talked about National Convention, which was held here in Bristol.

GB500JC QSL CardHowever, probably the most enduring event for which the Bristol RSGB Group is known is the Longleat Rally. For 45 years the Group organised and ran this very popular rally at Longleat House. In 1997 the Group helped in a small way with special event station GB5ØØJC celebrating John Cabot and the Matthew. As a spin-off from this it provided some of the equipment used for the historic first amateur radio transmission by HM the Queen in 1997.

To help encourage new blood into the hobby the Group continues to fund amateur radio licence courses currently held in Bath under the expert guidance of Steve Hartley, GØFUW. So the Bristol RSGB Group has a long history, of which it can justifiably be proud.