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Launch of GB1NHS 

GB1NHS is the new National Health Service amateur radio station. It transmitted for the first time at 10:45 on Tuesday 8th May 2018 from the RSGB's National Radio Centre. Ian Shepherd G4EVK, RSGB Chairman delivered the initial transmission.


The launch of GB1NHS is a truly historic event for the NHS especially as the station goes live in the year of its 70th birthday.

Amateur Radio Training for NHS and Department of Health

Thanks to Essex Ham NHS and Department of Health colleagues can now have  free access to the foundation licence online amateur radio training course.

The Foundation Licence is an introductory licence to encourage new amateur radio operators to get a taste of the hobby and to get on-air.

Please visit our training page for further information.

Hospital on the air safety tests completed.

Pete Sipple M0PSX form Essex Ham and clinical engineers at Southend University Hospital have completed safety tests in advance of our first hospital on the air event. Tests were completed successfully during the week of 25th June 2018. We hope to hold our first event in July 2018 followed by a national event in September 2018. Many thanks to Pete for all his support.  

Radioworld UK Ltd sponsors GB1NHS 

2nd August 2018. 

Nursing Times features the role of GB1NHS in promoting #EndPJparalysis globally. 31 July 2018 by Mariah Thomas.

Practical Wireless Special Feature of GB1NHS


We would like to thank Don Field G3XTT, Editor of Practical Wireless for publishing a special feature on the work of GB1NHS in the August 2018 edition of this best selling magazine.

Don has been incredibly supportive to us since the launch of GB1NHS. We are extremely grateful to him and Warners Group Publications.