British inland Waterways on the air (BiWota)


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BiWota 2016  –  The next British inland Waterways on the air (BiWota) event will be held over the August bank holiday weekend: 27 to 29th August 2016.

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 m0jav@rsgb.org.uk 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 m0jav@rsgb.org.uk

Our logo which you are free to use with your SES is given below.

BiWota logo

Previous events

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.

http://www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/index.php

Others may like to get on the air that weekend to celebrate BiWota

Contact m0jav@rsgb.org.uk if you want to take part.

BiWota 2015

BIWOTA list 2015 Aug26

BiWota 2014 British Inland Waterways on the air

BiWota Stations 2014

BiWota Stations 2013

BiWota Stations 2012