British inland Waterways on the air (BiWota)
The event is open to all Amateurs who are boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, rivers, towpaths, riverbanks for work or recreation. Many clubs and individual Amateurs on or near the UK inland waterways obtain Special Event Station (SES) callsigns. Others operate mobile or portable using their own callsigns. Many more like to contact the BiWota stations. It is also a good chance for WAB enthusiasts to get some rare WAB squares. The primary bands will be 40m (7MHz) and 2m (144MHz SSB and FM) but all bands will be acceptable.
The aim of the event is to bring together Radio Amateurs who regularly use the waterways to celebrate their hobby and raise awareness of the UK waterways.
If you would like to take part this year could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving, as appropriate, your:
Callsign (SES, or personal) Club Callsign (if it’s a club station)
Operators name(s) (or club contact and callsign)
Boat or Radio Club name Station Location inc waterway
Planned Bands Home station or Radio Club Location
Station Maidenhead locator and WAB square (if known)
BIWOTA list 2016 confirmed stations in green
Tell your friends and colleagues catch you on the air…….
Updates can be found on the BiWota Facebook page.
If you want more information about BiWota please contact John Rogers M0JAV on email@example.com
Our logo which you are free to use with your SES is given below.
2016 IWA Trailboat Festival
On the bank holiday at end of May 28 to 30th, the IWA trail boat festival will be at Staveley on the Chesterfield Canal and we could set up there a SES if enough people are interested.
Others may like to get on the air that weekend to celebrate BiWota
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to take part.