Special Events News – 24 May 2015

| May 22, 2015

On 29 May 1815, over 6,000 British cavalry gathered for an inspection beside the river Dender before the battle of Waterloo. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the inspection and the crossing of the river to battle, the Belgian Amateur Radio Society, UBA, will operate special event station OT200GBN. On Friday the 29th, operation will be in CW on 80 to 10m from the nearby town of Schendelbeke. On Saturday the station moves to Onkerzele and switches to SSB. A special QSL card is available.

Pentland Firth Radio Hams are operating GB2GEO today for Geoparks On The Air weekend. The station is at Durness in the North West Highlands Geopark, WAB square NC46. Operations commence at 10am and will be on the HF bands as conditions permit. For further information contact Rona Morrison on 07801 535 320.

Members of the RNARS London Group are in their final week of operating GB70VE, Victory in Europe, from the Bridge Wireless Office of HMS Belfast. Details are at www.GB2RN.org.uk and you can read about HMS Belfast in the June RadCom.

Twenty-fifth of May marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the St Lawrence River. The vessel collided with a freighter and sank just 14 minutes later, taking the lives of 1,012 of the 1,477 people on board. Nathan, KC9HYY will be active as KC9HYY/EOI, for Empress of Ireland, from 00.00UTC on 25 May until 23.59 on 2 June. Please look for Nathan on bands 10m-40m operating SSB and various modes of digital, including PSK31, RTTY and JT65. Details are at QRZ.com/db/kc9hyy.

PA125VVG is on the air until 7 June to celebrate Vincent van Gogh. Activity is on HF and VHF in different modes. A special QSL card is available direct or via the Bureau. EQSL and LoTW are not being used. More information, including details of a special award, are online at QRZ.com/db/pa125vvg.

If you have news of any future special event stations, please email details to radcom@rsgb.org.uk.

Category: GB2RS Special Events