Special Events News – 16 June 2013

| June 14, 2013

Until 17 June, GB2BCN will operate at the Pelsall Canal Festival on Pelsall Common where it flanks the Wyrley and Essington Canal section of the unique Midlands network known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations. The purpose of this Festival is to celebrate 200+ years of inland waterway transport and recreation with a rally of traditional and modern replica narrowboats on this picturesque section of the UK’s central canals. Admission is free and visitor car parking is available at the end of Wood Lane, Pelsall, Walsall, WS3 5DY. Boating visitors, especially BiWota members, are also very welcome to attend.

On 26 June 1913, Barrow Wireless Association in NW England received a transmitting licence from the Post Office, the fifth English club to do so. Furness Amateur Radio Society, as a successor to that association, is celebrating this centenary with a series of events and on-air activities. Ofcom have been approached for a special callsign and this will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Amateurs in the UK and beyond are invited to work the station.

South Tyne Side Amateur Radio Society is activating Segedunum Roman Fort from Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR on the 22 and 23 June with the callsign GB4SRF on all HF and VHF bands.

Riviera Amateur Radio Club will be operating the special event callsign GB8AFD for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June at Little Haldon, the site of a World War 2 airfield, near Teignmouth in Devon. The main operating band will be 40mm SSB as well as 2m FM. A QSL card is available via bureau, direct or eqsl. See www.rivierarc.org.uk for more details.

Category: GB2RS Special Events