RSGB Bristol Group Archive

RSGB Bristol Group

This website was created in March 2024 as an archive for the RSGB Bristol Group. The present Group dates back to 1931, but its predecessor goes back to 1913 when it was called the Bristol Wireless Association. Apart from brief interruptions for war, it has remained in being until the present day.  It has met at various venues, the Half Moon in Stoke’s Croft, Carwardine’s restaurant, the Royal Fort and the Small Lecture Theatre at the University of Bristol, New Friends Hall (Stapleton), Avon Combined Services Club (Clifton),Redland Tennis Club and latterly BAWA (Filton). The fortunes of the Group have waxed and waned, as is the case with all organisations and finally ended in February 2024.

The most memorable happenings being the winning of NFD three times in a row in the early Fifties and the still talked about National Convention, which was held here in Bristol. However, probably the most enduring event for which the Bristol RSGB Group is known is the Longleat Rally. For 45 years the Group organised and ran this very popular rally at Longleat House.

In 1997 the Group helped in a small way with special event station GB5ØØJC celebrating John Cabot and the Matthew. As a spin-off from this it provided some of the equipment used for the historic first amateur radio transmission by HM the Queen in 1997.

RSGB Bristol Group Final Meeting / EGM Feb 2024

Back Row  (L to R) – M0KXS , G4YTN, G0FUW – G7NJX, G4TRN

Middle Row – G4NAQ, G4NKT, M0KMI, G0OER (Secretary) – G8NQO, K Bartlett, G7LSR

Front Row – G3XSV, M0KBB, G3TKF, G3SJI (Treasurer), G3FYX, G3XSJ, G4DVV (Chairman), G3YHV

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