May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

via the RSGB: Radio Society of Great Britain receives generous donation of His late Majesty, King Hussein of Jordan’s amateur radio equipment

The Radio Society of Great Britain is delighted to announce that Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan has chosen to donate the amateur radio equipment of His late Majesty, King Hussein of Jordan to the Society.

His Majesty was a great ambassador for amateur radio and, whenever his official duties allowed him, his radio call sign JY1 could be heard on the amateur bands. His Majesty always operated modestly, never announcing himself as King Hussein, always just ‘Hussein from Jordan’.

A permanent display is being organised at the RSGB National Radio Centre so that the equipment can be used to help inspire people to get involved in amateur radio, and promote communication, friendship and understanding throughout the many countries and cultures of the world.

The RSGB extends its thanks to Her Majesty for this generous donation.