Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 6, 2018

You may remember that Chertsey Radio Club member James Preece, M0JFP was planning to take part in the Benidorm or Bust rally challenge. His 18-year-old Vauxhall Vectra successfully negotiated the 1500 mile drive. Sporting a large pirate flag in keeping with the car’s pirate radio theme, he carried an HF payload sponsored by Moonaker, and used car-to-car communication gear sponsored by Retevis. James raised several hundred pounds for the children’s ward in St Peters, Chertsey. Overall, the event attracted some 200 cars and raised a lot of money for the Benidorm charity Busy Bees, who help support battered women and abused children. You can find out more about the event at Separately, James was interviewed by local TV station Get Surrey Talking TV about receiving the slow-scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station that we featured in last week’s broadcast. You can see a recording of the interview at

A reminder now that an RSGB Train the Trainers course will take place at Barry Amateur Radio Club from 10am on Saturday the 21st of July. For more information, and details of how to book a place, contact Glyn Jones, GW0ANA, via email to

Category: GB2RS Headlines