Welcome to BARTG

BARTG was founded in 1959 and is proud to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee in 2019.
Our Diamond Jubilee year will run from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020.


BARTG logo diamondWelcome to the website of BARTG, the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group. BARTG was founded in 1959 with the aim of promoting the use of teleprinters (RTTY) within amateur radio.

Amateur radio has changed a lot since those days. RTTY is now only one mode (albeit a distinguished and prominent one) in the gamut of datacoms modes in use in amateur radio. 

BARTG’s main activities these days are its contests, its awards and sponsorship of DX-peditions that meet its sponsorship criteria.

All data modes are encouraged, but the main ones in use are RTTY and PSK. The JT modes have become extremely popular in the last couple of years too, especially FT8.

BARTG run four contests per annum. The Sprint is a 24 hour period test and the HF is the major 48 hour event of the year. Two four-hour 75 Baud contests, one in April and one in September are growing in popularity each year. Our Contest Manageress is Simone M0BOX and she has been instrumental in simplifying log entries via the Robot.

We run an awards scheme open to both licensed amateurs and listeners.

Our Web-master is Mark Taylor G0LGJ so any input, suggestions and so on can be sent to Mark.

Page updated on Monday 1st July 2019 by G4EAN.