Special Events News – 4 May 2014

| May 2, 2014

Today and tomorrow, 4 and 5 May, Ballymena ARC will be transmitting using the callsign GN4KPT from Shanes Castle in Antrim as part of their participation in the Steam Traction Rally. Visitors are most welcome and for those who contact the station on the air, QSLs go via MI0RYL either direct or via the bureau.

Dengie Hundred ARS will be active on the HF bands, mainly 40m and 2m, with GB0SMA for the annual Stow Maries Vintage Fly-In on 10 and 11 May, from 10am until 6pm each day. More information can be found on QRZ.com.

Farnborough and District Radio Society will be operating their Mills On the Air Station, GB2EM, from Elstead Mill, Surrey GU8 6LE. The station will operate from 9am on the 10th until 5pm on the 11th. Most operation is likely on 80 and 40m. Visitors are welcome to come along and see the station in operation. The Mill has an excellent restaurant serving meals all day and has just reopened after the floods of December 2013. Further details may be obtained from G4OQZ, QTHR.

Special event station GB6MW will be aired on 10 and 11 May by Cray Valley Radio Society at Meopham Windmill as part of National Mills Weekend. The station located at Wrotham Road, Meopham Green, Kent DA13 0QA will be active on HF, 4m and 2m over the weekend. There will also be displays about amateur radio and training courses offered by the club.

Ruiton Mill, home of Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society, will be active in the Special Event Mills On The Air on the weekend of 10 and 11 May with the callsign GB2RM. Activity will be on the HF and VHF bands. The station is open to visitors all weekend and on the Saturday evening there is a club talk on SOTA by Richard, G3CWI.

Lincoln Short Wave Club intend to operate from two historic windmills on 11 May as part of the Mills on the Air weekend. Activity will be at Heckington Windmill using the callsign GB2HWM and at Ellis Mill with GB5EM. There are cafeteria facilities close to both mills, and visitors are welcome to visit the stations, which will be on the air from 10am to 4pm.

12 May 2014 would have been Tony Hancock’s 90th birthday and Coventry Amateur Radio Society will be operating GB8TH from his birthplace at 41 Southam Road, Birmingham on that day.

Category: GB2RS Special Events