Special Events

| September 16, 2012

GB5IFC will be on the air until 17 September to celebrate the 51st International Federation of Railway Radio Amateurs Congress at Sheffield.

To celebrate the 39th Ryder Cup, GB39RC will be operational from Verulam Golf Club in St Albans until 30 September. Operation will be on 10, 15, 20 and 40m using mostly CW and RTTY. Full details of the QSL route is given on QRZ.com.

South Lancs Amateur Radio Club will be on the air from the site that was Bickershaw & Abram Station that closed 48 years ago, using the callsign GB1BAS. On the air from 0000UTC on 22 September until 1400 on 23 September, they plan to use the 80, 40, 20, 10, 2m and 70cm bands.

Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society will be operating special event station GB0NVR at the Nene Valley Railway, Wansford, near Peterborough on 22 and 23 September for Railways on the Air. This will coincide with NVR’s Steam Gala when both the 50163 Tornado and 71000 Duke of Gloucester locomotives are scheduled to appear.

On Sunday 23 September, GB50WVR will be taking part in Railways on the Air weekend from the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire. Direct QSLs should go to s via Pam, 2E1HQY who is QTHR. More information can be found on QRZ.com.

Preston Amateur Radio Society will be activating GB0LMR for Railways on the Air. Starting on the evening of Friday 21 September and running through to Sunday 23rd, the station will be located at the miniature railway on Worden Park, Leyland. The highlight of Sunday will be when RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW visits to meet the Mayor, and have a ride on one of the trains with Alex Sorley, M6CDA. At 10 years old, Alex is the youngest licensed member of the club. Due to bad weather earlier in the year, the Leyland Festival had to be postponed and it is now on at Worden Park on these dates. If you require further information you can consult the website for Railways on the Air and also QRZ.com. There will be a talk-in station on 2m.

Category: GB2RS Special Events

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