Special Events – 7 April 2013

| April 7, 2013

As part of its 100th anniversary events, Northampton Radio Club is operating a special event station at a model exhibition weekend at Windmill Primary School in Raunds, Northamptonshire today, 7 April. As well as there being an exhibition of model boats and hovercrafts, helicopters, aircraft and trains, Northampton Radio Club will be operating HF, VHF, UHF and D-Star. Everyone is welcome to attend and further information including the school address can be seen at the clubs’ website at www.nrc1913.clubbz.com.

From 9am on Friday 12 April to 5pm on 13 April, Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will be operating as GB5SWW for Sheffield Wireless Worlds from the Sheffield Hallam University Cantor Building in the centre of Sheffield. The station is part of an exhibition of art and film by Esther Johnson, a talented artist, film maker and Reader in Media at the Hallam University. GB5SWW hopes to be active on all bands from 80m to 10m as well as D-Star and the local 70cm repeater GB3US. QSL cards should go via the GB sub bureau or direct to G3PHO with appropriate return postage and SAE. The exhibition features radio memorabilia, QSL cards and two interesting films screened at intervals throughout the period. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Cleddau ARS will be operating a special event station, GC0SYG/MM, from on-board the Stena Europe Irish Sea ferry in memory of the 101st Titanic remembrance weekend from 0200UTC on 13 April to 2359UTC on 14 April. The ferry will travel between Fishguard in Wales and Rosslare in Eire and the station will operate on 40m and 20m primarily using CW and SSB with and some PSK31. Spots will be made via clusters.

The Radio Society of Harrow will be running GX3EFX and displaying period radio equipment at the 1940’s Family Experience Weekend on 13 and 14 April at the Lincolnsfield Centre, Bushey Hall Drive, WD23 2ES.

A CW only special event station, GB4RPI, will be on the air from 11 April. Operation will be on Top Band, 80m, 40m, 30m and 20m to commemorate those who lost their lives in Trident Tragedy at Staines in 1972. Details are on qrz.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events