Antenna guru receives RSGB 50MHz award.

An internationally-known antenna designer has just received another accolade – this time from the UK’s national amateur radio society.

Justin Johnson, G0KSC, founder of InnovAntennas, has been awarded the Harold Rose Plate by the Radio Society of Great Britain.

In a letter confirming the award, the RSGB’s Graham Coomber, G0NBI wrote:


Dear Justin

It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you that the RSGB board has agreed that you should receive the Harold Rose Plate. This award is made to recognise an outstanding contribution to 50MHz, in your case for 50MHz aerial design and support of home constructors, DXpeditions etc.

This award is traditionally presented at the society’s AGM, which this year is being held at the IET London: Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL on Saturday 20 th April starting at 12.00. I do hope that you will be able to be present at the meeting to receive your award. The society will refund UK travel expenses associated with your attendance.

Congratulations on this award – which the Board feels is richly deserved.”

Graham Coomber, G0NBI


Justin has supplied a lot of designs to people. He has re-optimised designs for free, and provides many different designs for 50MHz on the G0KSC site.

He is also a keen supporter of DXpeditions, particularly on 50MHz.

This included the Z81D operation which, in conjunction with the UKSMG, he supplied a 6-element OP-DES antenna to.

He will also be supplying antennas to H44IOTA DXpedition later this year ( ) for their 50MHz and Marine operations.

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Tnx to Flavio PY2ZX via VHF-DX List.