July 13, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

via the RSGB: Sharing your stories of amateur radio

Nigel Limb, M7FFU, had a motorbike accident in 2015 that left him with permanent brain damage and partially blind in both eyes, but this didn’t stop him pursuing his childhood dream of obtaining his amateur radio licence. In December 2023 he passed the Foundation Licence exam.

In the early 1970s Sue Jacob, GW7YLS was a shortwave listener and interested in amateur radio, but it wasn’t until she retired and discovered that the exams no longer contained Morse code, that she decided to get more involved. Within 18 months she had passed all three licence levels. One of the great things about amateur radio is that it is accessible to everyone.

The RSGB is celebrating this by collecting stories of radio amateurs who have passed their Foundation licence, or progressed through the licence levels, and are now discovering new aspects of amateur radio to enjoy.

If you’d like to read more about Nigel, Sue and others, go to our Student Stories web page and, if you’d like to share your story with the Society, email comms@rsgb.org.uk and the RSGB will use as many as possible.