Special Events News – 9 February 2014

| February 7, 2014

Next weekend there will be stations operating for Thinking Day on the Air using special GB100 callsigns celebrating 100 years of the Brownies. Amongst those operating will be GB100EDG for Easingwold District Guides, GB100LB for Llandovery Brownies, GB100WB with Wingerworth Brownies and GB100SWD for Scarborough West Division Brownies. Keep a listen out for these stations and make contact with the young people trying amateur radio for the first time.

Limerick Radio Club will be operating EI14LCC to celebrate Limerick being named as Ireland’s first National City of Culture. To mark the event, members of Limerick Radio Club will air the callsign from their own QTH and from various locations within Limerick throughout the year. All details are on qrz.com.

This is the year of ‘Homecoming’ in Scotland. Licensed amateurs with a main station address in Scotland will be permitted to use the special prefix A, such as GA, MA, 2A, instead of the usual M until 30 November, which is St Andrew’s Day. The A stands for Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland. An award is being sponsored by the GMDX Group; see www.gmdx.org.uk for the details.

The Extreme DX and Contest Group will use II3CV from 15 February to 4 March to celebrate the Carnival of Venice. QSL via IK3HHX, direct or via the bureau. Information on the relevant award can be found at www.extremegroup.org.

Category: GB2RS Special Events

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