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Airshow Calendar 2023

A reminder that in addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, members need to be aware of the airshow season. Airshows bring increased summer flight activity, and we ask all fanciers living within the vicinity of airfields to be extra vigilant when exercising birds, to minimise the […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 3

Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith (137m 248y). The 559 birds were liberated at 10:40am into a WNW wind, and “cleared brilliant”.  The first birds arrived back at 1.48pm, and the top 10 is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Click here to see the Hot Spot 3 Pools […]

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 2 & Revised Prize Fund

Hot Spot 2 took place today from Worksop (103 miles 1210 yards). 595 birds were liberated at 11.00am into sunny conditions, flying into a light SW headwind, and cleared great online.  Jeremy’s estimate of 2.5 hours was almost spot on – the first birds arrived at 1.24pm, and the top 10 is below. Click on […]

British Homing World – Submitting Race Results

The British Homing World is a weekly publication for all pigeon fanciers in the British Isles, and to that aim we welcome race reports from every organisation throughout Britain. To simplify the Race Results pages, we have updated the automated submission process on the RPRA website, and we now require any Club or Federation who […]

Stray Birds

Helping each other to keep down costs and encourage positive public relations Now that the young bird season has begun, I would like to remind our members that there are rules governing the repatriation of our birds, and the most important is the wing stamp or telephone number on a ring. By abiding by these rules, a […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 1

Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, a distance of 70 miles 613 yards. The 637 birds were liberated at 11.00am, and they cleared in one group online. The first batch arrived back at 12.37pm, and over 300 were back within 30 minutes. The top 10 is below. Click on the image to […]

Liberation Sites – Maximum Daily Vehicle Limits and Pre-Booking

There are a large number of RPRA liberation sites with a maximum daily vehicle limit or that require pre-booking. These conditions are set by the site authorities and it is very important that they are adhered to, otherwise the sites will be withdrawn. The daily vehicle limit must not be exceeded, and sites requiring pre-booking […]

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New Rule 238 – ETS Master Systems

Following the update on new Rule 238 below, clock setters please be aware that the scheduled annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe working on the masts and antennas is taking place from today until Friday 7th July. The service will be off air from 8am until 6pm each day, including weekends. […]

Text-based stray reporting facility

A reminder that you can now report a stray GB-rung racing pigeon by SMS text message. You just need to format your message as, for example: ‘GB22L12345 injured’ and text this to 07888 860186. Within a few seconds you will receive a text back giving confirmation of the reported ring number and phone/email contact details for […]