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RADCOM - Every month members receive a copy of the UK's biggest and best amateur radio magazine. Pages are packed with the latest news, reviews and advice on amateur radio - a must for everyone who is interested in radio.

QSL BUREAU - A service that enables you to exchange QSL (confirmation of a radio contact) cards in bulk at a fraction of the cost of posting them yourself, especially if the other person is overseas!

RSGB MEMBERS ONLY WEBSITE - A web site exclusively for members, containing hot news, searchable archive material, technical tips, special offers, free software and links.

BOOK DISCOUNTS - RSGB Members receive a 15% discount on the Society's extensive list of some 200 amateur radio books , tapes, CDs, t-shirts etc

CONTESTS - RSGB organises over 60 contests each year for its members. How many radio contacts can you make in the time specified? The more the better - the further the better!

AWARDS - An award to hang on your wall for making contact with different amateur radio stations. Many awards are available to RSGB members including ones for contacting 100+ different Commonwealth stations, or 30+ stations in Europe and Africa, or on the 10 GHz band, for a single contact over 150 km.

MEMBERS ADS - The place to advertise your surplus radio, or to buy second user equipment is in RadCom. Members receive a special advertisement rate in the premier UK amateur radio magazine with the largest UK circulation.

IOTA - Probably the best DX Awared Programme "Islands on the Air" (IOTA) offers special discounts to RSGB members.

PLANNING ADVICE - A large aerial system almost certainly will need planning permission. Our free booklet just for members "Planning Permission: Advice for Members" provides excellent advice on how to maximise your chances of getting this important permission. Further help on a one to one basis is available through the efforts of our Planning Panel.

AFFINITY CREDIT CARD - The RSGB credit card is issued by MBNA Limited. To apply, call 0800 028 2440 and quote ‘Radio Society of Great Britain’.

EMC ADVICE - Our EMC Co-ordinators and Committee provide members with specific help in solving those ellusive break-through problems.


Rather than pay for an annual membership in one go why not spread the cost quarterly or monthly at no extra cost AND get a £4.00 discount by paying for your membership by direct debit. If you have not been a member before (or recently) you can also take advantage of our special JOIN US FREE offer (not available outside the UK). For more information click here

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RSGB Membership (UK) RSGB Membership (UK)

If you would like to sign up for individual RSGB membership to get all the great membership benefits listed above, a simple click below will start the process of joining the RSGB for the next year. Don't forget if you want to sread the cost at no extra charge you can pay by direct debit AND get a £4.00 discount into the bargain.

The RSGB does offer groups of radio amateurs living at the same address a special group category rate we call Family Membership. All people in the household are considered members in there own right and have the same voting privilages etc as other members. The only difference is that only one RadCom is posted to each address. Each family member has one lead member who pays the subsubscription and all other family member have free membership whilst the lead membership is current. You will need to provide the names, callsigns (if licensed) and dates of birth for all the other members you wish to add to this membership. There is a field in this online signup to provide this information, although if you prefer you can submit this by email to

NOTE: All the membership information is collected from the checkout pages of this programme. If this membership is being purchased as a gift you will need to complete delivery address for the recipient and mark the callsign box as "gift". If you wish to take advantage of the member's discount on other items on this site, you may do so before going to the checkout phase. You should also note that vouchers and coupons are not vaild for membership fees and cannot be honoured if claimed.

The Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) is the RSGB charity that is supporting educational programs and initiatives key to the future of amateur radio. Amongst its works the RCF is the sponsor of the GB4FUN educational vehicle that is achieving great results up and down the country bring amateur radio to the general public. Please help the future of the of our hobby and make a donation no matter how small to this worthwhile cause. Whilst joining please consider making a donation to the Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) by also clicking on the donation button below.

RCF Gift Aid declaration - for past, present & future donations
UK tax payers can make thier donation larger by allowing the RCF to relacim 'gift aid" on your donation. Doing so can increase your donation by 25p of tax on every £1 that you give. All you need to confirm is that you can agree to the following statement:

"I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008."

Please note If you wish to pay for multiple years of membership you may do so at the next screen by simply selecting the quantity of years required. There is no discount for this service but it does avoid any future increases in the membership fee that may occur during the period paid for.

If you would like to save money by paying by Direct Debit please click here

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Family Membership @ £60.00

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The RSGB does not accept payments via PayPal on this site but as a service, we do accept payment this way, for those wishing to pay for membership (only). Unfortunately PayPal payment is much more time consuming and costly for the RSGB to administer than regular credit card payments, so to cover some of the additional costs we incur, we make a small extra charge for those choosing to pay this way. We conduct PayPal transactions on a separate part of our website, so payments cannot be combined with book orders, etc on this site.

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RSGB Membership (overseas) RSGB Membership (overseas)

Overseas members receive all the benefits of annual membership noted above and are bound by the same conditions, although for geographical reasons some benefits don't apply as they do for UK members . In recognition of this Overseas Members are charged at the same rate as UK subscribers despite the increased cost of postage that the Society incurs.

Whilst joining please consider making a donation to the Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) by also clicking on the donation button below. If you can't find a suitable donation amount please click here to add it.

Please note If you wish to pay for multiple years of membership you may do so at the next screen by simply selecting the quantity of years required. There is no discount for this service but it does avoid any future increases in the membership fee that may occur during the period paid for.

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RSGB Renewals RSGB Renewals

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Radio Communication Foundation Radio Communication Foundation
Looking to the Future

Charity No. 1100694

The Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) is a registered charity that exists to help young people get into radio and electronic engineering and to promote radio technology. It has helped fund the RSGB's outreach programme, provided finance for projects put forward by clubs or educational institutions, awarded scholarships to youngsters who demonstrate who demonstrate a commitment to radio and engineering and handled bequests for those who want thier enthusiasum for radio remembered by future generations.

Please help the future of the of our hobby and make a donation no matter how small to this worthwhile cause.

To find out more about the RCF click here

RSGB Junior Membership RSGB Junior Membership

The RSGB offers UK licensed amateurs under the age of 21 free membership of the Society. However we are unable to accept web applications for these as we do need some proof of age but we are happy to accept written applications - to download a form please click on the link below.

Junior members enjoy the full membership benefits of the Society however those under the age of 18 are not allowed to vote in our elections etc and are known as associate members until their 18th Birthday.

In addition we offer a free Student Membership which is available to any licensed amateur who is in full time education and aged 21-25. Student Members enjoy all the benefits of RSGB membership and are eligible to vote in elections etc.

Please note that all applications for these grades of memberhsip must be supported by suitable proof of eligibility.

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RSGB Blind Membership RSGB Blind Membership

The RSGB offers those who blind the option of becoming a member and recieving thier monthly RadCom on an audio CD. This grade is at the same rate as that of standard membership and enjoys all the same great benefits of membership. Unfortunately we are to accept web applications for this grade of membership and would ask that you contact our sales depatment on 01234 832700 or by email at

RSGB Affiliated Society Membership RSGB Affiliated Society Membership

The RSGB offers clubs, societies, organisations etc the opportuntity to affiliate to us and obtain a large number of membership benefits unique to clubs. For more infomation and an application for for affiliation please Click here

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