Special Events News – 31 August 2014

| August 29, 2014

Today, the 31st, from 10.30am to 4pm, Cray Valley RS will be at Crossness Museum, Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9AQ with the GB2CM exhibition about amateur radio. As the open day theme is local history, the stand will also feature some local history connections with radio by including a small display of memorabilia.

Throughout September, Pontefract and District ARS will be remembering those who fought in the Battle of Britain by using the callsign GB4BOB.

Bromsgrove and DARC will be running GB2WWT from the 29 August to the 7 September to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the start of World War Two. They plan to use the 10 to 80m bands with PSK, SSB, CW and RTTY as well as 2m FM—details are on their website.

Orkney Wireless Museum plans to put GB2OWM on the air from its premises at Kiln Corner, Kirkwall between the 4 and 10 September during the 24th Orkney International Science Festival. Probable operating periods will be weekdays and Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4.30pm and Saturday morning between 10am and 12.30pm. Operation will be primarily on HF SSB.

Nineteen-forties themed event GB0BIB, for Baston in the Blitz, will be operating on the 6 and 7 September from Baston in Lincolnshire. It will be operational on 80, 40 and 2 metres.

Leicester Radio Society will be running GB0APS from the Abbey Pumping Station for their Seaside Special Steam Day on Sunday 7 September.

The Royal Engineers Association Radio Branch will be running GB1WWR in remembrance of World War One from Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent from the 12 to 14 September. This is the Corps Memorial and Veterans weekend.

Category: GB2RS Special Events