23 September 2020
RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for Full exam
TV set knocks out Openreach broadband
Day of the YL's memorial Contest (7 - 8 November)
SolderSmoke podcast 225 now available
HMS QE has embarked 2 squadrons of F-35Bs in preparation for major exercise
Ex-HMS Hermes on her final journey to the shipbreaker's yard

18 September 2020
DX News from ARRL
Latest space weather from the Space Weather Woman
Denby Dale club talks available on YouTube
RF pollution from electric vehicle wireless chargers
Setting up a Raspberry Pi with an RTL dongle for amateur radio use
The next Free Foundation online training course starts on 20 September
Solar panels can cause interference - despite preventive measures
UK Six Metre Group AGM Sunday 27 September by videoconferencing
First Sea Lord launches Mayflower Autonomous Ship
Mayflower Spirit
Follow Mayflower on this web feed
Plans unveiled for cold war museum in Plymouth
RN's autumn programme has begun
Story of ITV's drama about the RN that sank without trace
New book published on British Naval Intelligence through the 20th century
UK to invest in logistics hub in Duqm, Oman to facilitate RN deployments to Indian Ocean and beyond
The cruise missile threat to the UK

7 September 2020
Latest RSGB 2020 Convention information and arrangements
DX News from ARRL
This year's Digital Communications Conference will be streamed live on YouTube
Security & Defence Review - rumour mill
10 more USMC F-35Bs due shortly at RAF Marham
Former Royal Yacht voted top UK visitor attraction
Photo tour of Stonehouse barracks which is due to close in 2027
Ukrainian SU-27 fighter returns to base carrying a road sign

26 August 2020
Calling all ex-WE branch members who may have served in 'Colingrad'.  Stories/dits/memories needed for HMS Collingwood 80th anniversary commemorative book to be published later in the year.
Welcome to new member Martins M0PAM and welcome back to Steve G3MII
RN's newest ship ready for action in record time
D-Day landing craft completes final journey to D-Day Museum in Southsea
Appledore shipyard comes back from the dead - again
Renewed call for Fleet Solid Support ships to be built in Britain
Data, submarine cables and the Defence Review
The next free foundation online training course will start on 6th September
RSGB 2020 Convention will be streaming online
DX News from ARRL
Watch & listen to an explanation of how the new Online Amateur Radio Club operates

18 August 2020
Welcome back Ray M6HOU
GB80BOB (Battle of Britain) will be operating from the homes of RAFARS Members during the month of Sept 2020. QSL Cards via the RAFARS BUREAU ONLY with SAE to Andrew 2E0NDZ QTHr
RN's drone experts ready to deploy on warships
RN officers and ratings make history at unique parade
Visitors get to see Victory's bottom for the first time
HMS Enterprise deploys to Beiruit in UK's support for Lebanon
UK and Belgium agree to collaborate on Protector drones
New £5 coin marks 75th anniversary of end of WWII
Inside a torpedo tube onboard USS Toledo
What the ultimate submarine could look like in 20 years
New book by 'Sharkey' Ward
November Kempton Rally Cancelled
Ep. 26 of the TX Factor now available
DX News from ARRL
New 8M & 5M bands added to PSK Reporter site
IARU Monitoring System Newsletter now available

5 August 2020
Welcome to our new Secretary Martin M0EHL and our new QSL Manager Pete G4GSA
AGM 2019 Minutes uploaded
Learn all about SDR and how to make use of WebSDRs as well
Shazam style signal identification for Android
RSGB Facebook group for M7s and returning licensees
'No more practicals for the Intermediate assessment', says RSGB
DX News from ARRL
U3A Amateur Radio Meeting
VKs no longer have to change their callsign when they upgrade or move area
RN's commitment to drone technology for future operations
Debate on whether the UK carrier Force is headed for the South China Sea
New book on the modern destroyer just published, Tribals, Battles & Darings

23 July 2020
Welcome to new member Roger M0TJK
Our RNARS Nets need your participation, get involved, have a listen, make a call.
Construction of the final unit of first type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow has started
The Naval dimensions of the ISC 'Russia' report
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia have made their popular magazine QTC directly available as a free downloadable PDF
New video looks at the Icom IC-705 SDR QRP transceiver
2020 National Hamfest cancelled
UK Intermediate Training videos available online
DX News from ARRL
RN GPs train at sea
Navy drone team support commando fliers on exercise
Good news, 2% pay rise for all armed forces personnel, bad news, no increase in MOD budget
RN's Devonport nuclear submarine support facilities upgraded
Video of UK F-35 jets operating from HMS QE in the North Sea
USN launches investigation into fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard
RN amphibious warfare capability in flux

10 July 2020  
Welcome to new members Pete G4CJX and Mike G7LIL
80th anniversary of the only Naval Battle of Britain VC winner
Social worker trial on HMS PoW proves a success
RSGB extends remote invigilation to Intermediate exams
DX News from ARRL
IARU Monitoring Service (aka 'Intruder Watch')Free Newsletter now available
Software Defined Radio Academy goes virtual
Ian M0LIH has been streaming his activities with GB3RN through QO-100 / Es'Hail-2 Satellite on YouTube. Check for RNARS
Big radio switch-off is delayed until 2032 - FM and AM stations saved
CW Training program
HMS Defender, Diamond, Kent & Richmond to escort UK Carrier Strike Group in May 2021

1 July 2020
Welcome to new members Brian M0SSN and Rob 2E0YXS
If anyone served with Derek(SK) G4EZZ/F4VQE could you contact G3ZDF please?
Details of virtual RNARS AGM in the Summer issue of the Newsletter
Register for FREE online Foundation Course
SolderSmoke podcast 223 now available for download
New book "Backing Bletchley-The Codebreaking Outstations from Eastcote to GCHQ" mentions some interesting work by amateurs
RSGB running live interactive webinars Tuesday evenings at 20.00 on YouTube and BATC
DX News from ARRL
New commando uniform for Royal Marines
..and here's the promotional video of the new uniform
Major James Fuller RM has received the rare honour of an American decoration for his service in Afghanistan
Armed Forces Week for the RN around the world
Review of the carrier strike force by the National Audit Office
Promotional video of Chatham Dockyard
FOST changes the name but not the initials
Warship building in the pandemic - progress on the Type 26 frigates

24 June 2020
This year's AGM will be a 'virtual' one.  Details to follow
GB100RS will be active between 28 June and end October to celebrate 100 years of Royal Signals ARS
G3CRS/A and GM3BZU/A are still operating.  Keep a listen out for them
DX News from ARRL
BBC Broadcasters Net meets at 09.00 on 3.700MHz SSB on Tuesday mornings and welcomes fellow broadcasters, engineers and Film industry retired and current
New book on Portishead Radio published by Larry G4HLN.  Available on Amazon
RN launches latest smart crewless boat for general duties

12 June 2020
Welcome to new member Dave G4YBO
GB100RCS will be active on 28 June to commemorate the Royal Signals Centenary Day
Free Foundation Online Training Course starts on June 21
DX News from ARRL
GKA - "Portishead Radio - A Friendly Voice on Many a Dark Night" new book
IARU Region 1 monitoring system newsletter now available
RN's Caribbean task group assembles ahead of huricane season
First landing of operational F-35Bs on board HMS QE

2 June 2020
Welcome to new member Bob M7RWW
RSGB introduces new booking system for online Foundation exam that people can take in their own homes
Video of IARU-R2 'Satellite Communications 101' workshop
The joy of QRP operating
RSGB confirms National Field Day has been cancelled
DX News from ARRL
YouTube GNU radio tutorials for Windows 10
Digital voice for VHF Marine Band?
HMS QE one step closer to maiden operational deployment
HMS Forth honours 1982 Falkland heroes
Rolls Royce MTU engines selected for Type 31 frigates
Video of HMS Endurance and her helicopters operating in the Antarctic
Maritime and Coastguard Agency plans to add drones to air fleet
In focus - the RN's Sampson radar
HMS Sultan adapting methods to train naval engineers using social distancing and technology
New PWO badge discussion

19 May 2020
REMINDER: Online quiz tonight Tuesday - details on Facebook, GROUPS.IO and Twitter feed
DX News from ARRL
FREE IARU-R1 Monitoring Newsletter now available for download
The special call II2EMCA will be active from 1-7-20 to the end of the year
May 2020 RadCom available free of charge as part of the RSGB Get on the Air to Care campaign
RN's commemoration of VE Day
Latest issue of Naval Warfare available for online reading

1 May 2020
Reminder: We are looking for articles for the Newsletter.  Please send to David M0SLL
DX News from the ARRL
Listen out for GB4VVV until 11 May
Special VE Day and VJ Day commemorations
The next FREE online amateur radio Foundation course starts on May 3
Netherlands special event calls in May to commemorate end of WW II
Listen out for GB75VED in May run by RAFARS to commemorate end of WW II
Ofcom have released a database of allocated callsigns
RN trials underwater gliders that can aid submarine hunters
HMS QE has sailed for operational training
RM Commandos are running mobile virus test centres in the South West
China has commissioned 2 more ballistic missile submarines
Sailors begin returning to USS Theodore Roosevelt after quarantine period on Guam
CO of HMS Trenchant relieved of command after investigation
Upgrading the RN's nuclear sub support facilities in Devonport
The last TON class minesweeper left afloat in the world likely to be scrapped
New sophisticated German fuel-cell powered submarine

23 April 2020
Latest 5MHz Newsletter is available for FREE download
Welcome back Tom EI3ER and to new member Chris M0TXB
Details of Marc G0TOC funeral are on the RNARS Facebook page
Japanese amateurs have new privileges including FT8 on 160m and 80m
Solar panel installations in Switzerland cause RF interference
DX News from ARRL
Video of Japanese Morse Code talk by Norman G3CSG (SK)
VDSL interference reporting
The latest IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Newsletter is available for FREE download
Plymouth Naval Base helps produce masks for local NHS
New Patrol Ship HMS Forth makes first visit to South Georgia
HMS QE will sail from Portsmouth next week allowing time for her whole crew to be tested for Covid-19
Russia's deep-sea submarines and a deadly fire
Gosport residents complain of the noise from HMS PoW running her diesel generators alongside
US firm to trial new robot water taxis in Plymouth this summer

10 April 2020
Welcome to new members Andy M7XRN & Mik IZ2FME
Free evaluation report on SDRs for small satellites
DX News from ARRL
RSGB website has a wealth of information and help about EMC
Introduction to new Morse Code course on YouTube
Special Australian call - VI2020STAYATHOME
Saturday 18 April is World Amateur Radio Day
HMS Audacious arrives at her new home HMNB Clyde
HMS Richmond proves new engines for the rest of the fleet
RN Medical staff are supporting the NHS on the frontline
HMS Tamar makes her Portsmouth debut.  She is 4th of 5 new OPV
French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle heading back to Toulon with 40 suspected cases of Covid-19 on board
First of new generation bow mounted sonar fitted to HMS Portland
Young girl fishing catches submarine

20 March 2020
Divers and mine warfare memorial unveiled in Portsmouth
HMS Defender returns from 7-month deployment
Last wartime destroyer captain dies aged 105
New upconverter to bring SDR devices down to HF band frequencies
RSGB has cancelled all future exam bookings until further notice
DX News from ARRL
USN is preparing its 2 hospital ships to fight coronavirus-19
Watch The Cruel Sea on BBC iPlayer
Congratulations to Cathy, now M0WVL

18 March 2020
The Spring 2020 Newsletter has now been sent to all members.  If you don't receive your copy please contact Joe G3ZDF

13 March 2020
DX News from ARRL
BERU/RSGB Commonwealth contest this weekend
Kempton Park Rally has been postponed to 15 November
YouTube tutorial on receiving weather images from NOAA satellites
Latest space weather forecast from the Space Weather woman
Groundbreaking trials of RN/RM unmanned equipment in Norway
Former First Sea Lord (our Patron) honoured at graduation
Trials of RN's new anti-ship missile Sea Venom
Second P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrives in the UK
Type 45 Destroyer availability improving
Towards a silent frigate - Type 26 propulsion system in focus
Cut away drawing of trans-Atlantic narcotic-smuggling submarine

2 March 2020
60m band now authorised in France
Free IARU Monitoring Newsletter for Jan 2020 now available
DX News from ARRL
The February Eclectic Tech from the ARRL podcast is now available
The Winter issue of the International DX Association newsletter is now available for download
Ofcom has stopped issuing short Full Calls
The latest Space Weather forecast from the Space Weather Woman
New QO-100 bandplan announced
HMS Tamar handed over
Submariners' children challenged to design new monument
Russia stages first ship-launched hypersonic missile test
The Submarine Memorial appeal
The future of the RN attack submarines
Another episode of Warship: Life at sea tonight on Channel5 at 21.00
Inside Russia's next generation attack submarine
HMS Bristol to be scrapped as too expensive to maintain

13 February 2020
Mobile phone with a rotary dial
DX News from ARRL
'Shazam' style signal identification
Web-based logbook using your browser
The Engineering Edge podcast
HMS PoW to visit Liverpool
Submariners are the RN's master caterers
TACTICOS - the RN's new Combat Management System
Forces TV reports on the work of the RN's Fishery Protection squadron
Follow more goings-on on board HMS Duncan, Monday evenings 21.00 Channel5
Timeline for delivering carrier strike
Perspectives on the different cultures of the military and the civil service
Should the RN buy warships 'off the shelf'?
More about the Type 31 frigate

3 February 2020
In the latest ICQPodcast a discussion about whether the NanoVNA is any good
RSGB Operating Awards QSL checking service
RSGB has released another batch of videos of 2019 Convention lectures
AMSAT has deployed a WSPR/APRS buoy in the South Atlantic
HM Submarine Otus will be taking part in the Museum Ships Weekend with the call DM3G
DX News from ARRL
HMS Collingwood Open Day will be on 6 June this year
Jets fly from RN carriers in UK waters for first time in 10 years
RAF's first P-8A Poseidon arrives in Scotland this week
1SL has announced the RN will be significantly reducing the size of Navy Command HQ
BBC article about 'The Goldfish Club'
The greatest risk to national security you've never heard of
RN has ordered 5 Mantas T12s - unmanned surface surveillance vessels
MOD does not yet know how or if it will replace RN's largest hydrographic ship HMS Scott
Review of 2020 Strategic Defence Review and its impact on the RN

26 January 2020
Welcome to new members Cathy 2E0WVL, Steve 2E0WDR and Pat M0AAC
Latest TX Factor (Ep 25) looks at the weather, linking repeaters without the Internet and the latest Elecraft gear
If you want to apply to be an RSGB Board Director the deadline is 31 January
Spanish amateurs can now apply for short format calls
DX News from ARRL
Latest FREE Hackspace magazine features MS0SCZ
Space weather from the Space Weather Woman
Some videos for amateurs looking at 'The Small Garden' problem
Look out for special calls OX80HM & OZ80HM until 16 April celebrating 80th birthday of Danish Queen
AmateurLogic.TV Ep. 139 looks at a free remote desktop solution, Vara WinLink and RPi4
HMS QE sails for Lightning jet trials in UK waters
Restoration of Liverpool memorial to WW2 seafarers
Norwegian Navy corvettes, transit speed 47 knots, max soeed 60 knots
Snapshot of RN Surface Escorts
Revolutionary AI warship contracts announced

18 January 2020
Welcome to new member VA3GKY RCSCC Quinte
HMS Collingwood celebrates 80th birthday
HMS QE's new CO takes charge
HMS Scott honours HMS Antelope in the Falklands
HMS Forth takes up her role as Falkland Islands patrol ship
RN to start unmanned mine hunting and surveying ops
INORC 2019 Results on Contests page 2
DX News from ARRL
VP8 licence holders must revalidate their calls
US amateurs complain of QRM from marijuana grow lights
AMSAT-DL announces a new QO-100 down-converter V3d
Special call DL35SDR will be active during 2020 from Munich area to reflect 35 years of SDR
Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

11 January 2020
The 2020 CQ DX Marathon runs for the whole of 2020
Latest (free) IARU Monitoring System Newsletter shows coordinator plagued by LED QRM
DX News from ARRL
IET Wiring Regulations changes affect syllabus
Grey line propagation
The 'Day of YLs' contest 2020 will be held on 24/25th May
Latest TAPR (FREE) Newsletter with details of TangerineSDR
National Museum of the RN are looking to raise £5m to create a Royal Marines Museum inside the Dockyard
From Sea Dart to Sea Viper - area air defence for the RN
Submariners gather at Gosport to mark the closure of the Submarine Escape Training Tank
The 2020s will change the world submarine balance
What it's like to operate a warship in the crowded and dangerous Strait of Hormuz
RN marks 20 years since LGBT ban lifted
RN remembers legendary Norway raid 80 years on

4 January 2020
Happy New Year to all members and visitors
For VK Members - Graeme has been calling CQ RNARS net each Wednesday evening at 0930Z on 7020Khz. Keep a listen out
Ofcom has released a list of available, allocated, reserved and forbidden callsigns
DX News from ARRL
Essex Ham's FREE online Foundation courses have re-started using the 2019 syllabus
New Submarine Escape, Rescue, Abandonment and Survival (SMERAS) training facility due to be open at HMNB Clyde (Faslane) this year
HMS QE New Year Resolutions for 2020
2-minute video capturing the global impact of the RN in 2019
Irish Navy ships laid up because of personnel retention crisis across Irish Defence Forces

31 December 2019
There's a new site for veterans on the Links page.  It's funded by the Armed Forces Covenant
DX News from ARRL
Europe 1 on Long Wave closes tonight
RN & RM honours in New Year's Honours List - including our Patron
Big goffa
A review of the RN in 2019
Replacing the RN's Harpoon anti-ship missile
Report in The Times that 1SL is planning to remove 5 Rear Admiral posts and reduce the 400 staff at NCHQ by up to 50%
"No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy"
Unwelcome stowaways
New RN Strategic Studies Centre opened in Portsmouth

17 December 2019
We are still looking for volunteers to run GB8OCO in the HQ Shack during December.  Names to G3ZDF
Just a reminder that the RNARS Yahoo group has moved to groups.io
TX Factor episode 25 released
IARU R1 VHF-UHF-microwave FREE Newsletter available for download
Watch the weekly space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW(The Space Weather Woman)
DX News from ARRL
Christianity on the Air will be active over the Xmas period with calls such as 4X2XMAS
Impress your friends by pointing out the International Space Station as it passes over
Commissioning day for HMS PoW
F-35 takes off from HMS QE while it's alongside in Pompey
World's oldest Xmas pud on display in Naval Museum
Earlier days when lots of subs around
HMS QE & HMS PoW alongside each other
HMS QE & PoW

2 December 2019
Listen out for GB19YOTA from the HQ Shack on Tuesday 3 Dec from 18.00 to late
Using the Raspberry Pi for portable operation
Falkland Islands gain access to 4m band and 60m
Latest CQ-DATV magazine available for free download
WSJT-X v2.1.2 released
BT OpenReach VDSL has caused RF pollution - according to Ofcom analysis
DX News from ARRL
RN Operational Honours awards
355 Ship USN Fleet No Longer Viable

25 November 2019
More countries in Europe, Africa & Middle East gain access to 50 MHz
RN starts royal palace guard duties today
Army wants to balance manpower cuts with RN mothballing or leasing to USN 1 new aircraft carrier

23 November 2019
Ham Radio Day aboard RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach on 14 December
Big news for the 6M band
DX News from ARRL
New version of SDR-Console released (V3.0.17)
Autumn 2019 edition of BBC Monitoring's FREE magazine Monitor is now available
New items added to For Sale or Wanted page, property of G3UAZ (SK)
Monument to RN Diving & Mine Warfare personnel to be unveiled at Gunwharf Quays
HMS PoW is slightly longer, wider, heavier and faster than her sister ship HMS QE

16 November 2019
HMS PoW arrives in Portsmouth today around 14.00
Volunteers needed to operate GB8OCO in the HQ Shack during December commemorating 80th anniversary of the commissioning of HMS Collingwood.  Names to Joe G3ZDF
DX News from ARRL
The RNARS Yahoo Group has now moved to groups.io/RNARS
GB19YOTA will be operated by a group of Sea Cadets from HQ Shack on 3 December between 18.00 and 23.59
Monitoring your neighbourhood vehicle traffic with passive radar
New Amateur Radio organisation for those that enjoy or use CW
MOD signs contract with Babcock to build 5 Type 31 frigates
RN will return to palace guard duties from 25 Nov

5 November 2019
RNARS Xmas lunch in the Crofton 13.00 10 December, names and deposits to Chairman
HMS Collingwood 80th anniversary special call GB8OCO for December - looking for volunteers to operate from HQ Shack.  Names to Joe G3ZDF
Welcome back David G6XJZ
TX Factor at the HamFest in Newark.  Look out for Alan M6LFM and our Chairman David M0SLL
Latest issue of FREE 5MHz Newsletter now available for download
DX News from ARRL
ABC news report from nuclear powered USN submarine
HMS PoW likely to arrive in Portsmouth early December
HMS QE documentary Sunday evenings at 20.00 on BBC2

28 October 2019
Golden Oldies DJs reunite at Radio Luxembourg's London HQ for unveiling of blue plaque
The Grid Square Award
G3BZU ranking in RSGB HF SSB Field Day
Hackspace (free) magazine antenna construction article and lots more
DX News from ARRL
RSGB looking for clubs to host 'Train the Trainer' days
Did you miss the latest TV programme about HMS QE?
Happy 355th Birthday to the Royal Marines
HMS QE will deploy in 2021 with 2 destroyers, 2 frigates, a nuclear sub and support vessels
HMS Dragon now has a swimming pool
Minister tells 1st Sea Lord to make warship availability a priority

21 October 2019
Welcome to new member Scott of Radio User
Trafalgar Day today
DX News from ARRL
Australian Maritime Safety Authority looks to end HF monitoring for maritime distress & safety
New proposal from RSGB VHF Manager G4SWX for a Beginner's Licence
New jetty completed in Portsmouth Dockyard for HMS PoW
Why the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers operate VSTOL aircraft

14 October 2019
Welcome to new members Ross G4DTD, Jonathan GD0BFN & John VK6FAAW
Latest ICQ Podcast
DX News from ARRL
Raspberry Pi remote radio setup reviewed
HMS PoW notches up more milestones on sea trials
UK's F-35Bs have landed on HMS QE for the first time
2019 AGM Awards on the SpecialNotices page

12 October 2019
AGM today in HMS Collingwood
Photos from the AGM now in PhotoAlbums

7 October 2019
RNARS PROFILE IN RADIO USER MAGAZINE
For your information, fellow members, Radio User Magazine's October edition contains a 3 page profile of our Society (p23). Current feedback about it is very encouraging. It is a unique opportunity to be given such exposure in a national publication. Our grateful thanks to the Editor, Georg Wiessala

3 October 2019
Welcome to new members Rosemary (SWL), Paul M0PPD & Martin G3ZXZ
DX News from ARRL
Comparisons of AirSpy HF+, Discovery, RSP1 and other SDRs
RN begins initiative to maintain ASW edge
Virtual tour of RRS Sir David Attenborough
HMS PoW hits top speed in sea trials