Special Events News – 23 June 2013

| June 21, 2013

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. Activity will be from early June for around 28 days.

South Tyne Side Amateur Radio Society is activating Segedunum Roman Fort from Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR on 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.

From 1 to 14 July 2013 a CW only special event station will be on the air to commemorate the invention of the jet engine, paying tribute to Sir Frank Whittle. The callsign will be GB4SSC and the plan is to operate on the 20, 30, 40, 80 and 160m bands.

Category: GB2RS Special Events