Latest activity, in this problematic time, is the great idea of Nigel, G0EBQ, who has done a lot of work setting up an award event with the RSGB. The RSGB have made a new club based activity called, ‘Beyond Exams’. Here you, the members, through your normal activity can gain certificates for yourselves and these are referenced with our great club. These then give accreditation to our club, with all the other RSGB clubs, to show how active we are and what we do. We can even offer updates and photos to RadCom every 3 months, to really show how we are moving as a club.
I think this is a great idea, as we can do this with very little problem. There are many of you who have been doing this radio stuff for a long time and so, may already, have gained your Bronze/Silver certificate this year. You may wish to try a new thing, something you’ve been looking at but not had the push to get going, Here just giving it a go, could give you a certificate, or at least part way to one.
Now the time period is a little annoying as, everything you’ve dune up to now will not count. That means you have to start again. May be revisit those things you did many years ago and now only remissness on. The start date was December 2019 and continues through this year onward. You can cheat, but this will only cheat yourself. Many of us talk about all those great QSOs we had, but now few really do the work they used too. This I hope will help some get back on the air and really show just how good we all really are.
Nigel has put a lot of the information on the groups.io pages and details all the tasks you can be awarded for.
Both Nigel G0EBQ and myself, Vaughn M0VLK, have gained our Silver certificate, see below:
Please all check out the requirements on the groups.io and get in touch with Nigel to get your certificate uploaded here.