Special Events News 29 September 2013

| September 27, 2013

During October, GB1LCT will be on air from Leyland in Lancashire. The station is a tribute to the men and women of Leyland who built and operated the Centurion tanks. The operators Mark, G1PIE, Phil, M6SRZ and Pam, 2E1HQY will be transmitting from the side of the Centurion tank. More information about the station is on qrz.com.

On 4 and 5 October, the Lincs Mobile DXers will be running the G100RSGB Centenary station from Huttoft Bank in Lincolnshire, locator JO03DG and WAB square TF57. They will be operating on the 10 to 160m bands using SSB and VHF and UHF using SSB and FM. Operators by Jim, G0EJQ and Ray G7TAS say that internet access will be limited but they do welcome visitors.

A Special Event Station, GB1BOL, to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs, which was fought between the Vikings and Scots on 2 October 1263, will operate from the Battle of Largs Pencil Monument, near to the Largs Yacht Haven. Operating on 2 October only, they will be using the 20 and 40m bands, SSB, operators Ian, MM0IMC and Andrew, MM6GTJ say that this will be a QRP station.

During October, Chorley & District ARS will be running GB1BNB as part of the ROC bunkers month. The station will be at the site of Brinscall Nuclear Bunker, near Chorley. QSL via the Bureau or Graham, G7DKY QTHR. More details on qrz.com.

Houghton Le Spring Amateur Radio Club is running a GB6HF to celebrate Houghton Feast from Saturday 5 October from the Dubmire Royal British Legion Club, Fence Houses.

Category: GB2RS Special Events