Special Event News – 7 June 2015

| June 5, 2015

Sunday, 7 June, Coventry ARS, supported by Coventry Gliding Club, will take part in Youth Aviation Day at the Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth LE17 6JJ. This will include special event station GB4YAD. It will be a fun packed day promoting various youth activities including amateur radio.

The Riverway Amateur Radio Society, in Stafford, will be operating a special event station to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, GB200W. This event is being carried out in conjunction with the Stafford and Rugeley Sea Cadets. Operation will take place until 28 June and will be active on all bands from 80m to 70cm where possible. QSLs will be accepted via EQSL only. Full information about the station may be found on QRZ.com.

2015 marks 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta and at least three clubs are putting on special event stations to mark the anniversary. Furness Amateur Radio Society in Cumbria has secured the callsign GB8CMC for Eight Centuries Magna Carta. The station will be on the air from 12 to 26 June on the HF bands using a high power station so listen for and work this unique station. More information at QRZ.com. The Phoenix Radio Group will also be commemorating the 800th anniversary, from 10 June until the end of the month. Operating as MX0PHX from The Vale of Belvoir the station will be on the HF and VHF bands, and times will vary depending on local circumstances. Up to date information can be found at www.m0phx.org.uk. Finally, MX0YHA will be on the air from the Barony of Skipton in Yorkshire between 10 and 30 June to commemorate the same event. The station will be on the HF bands and 6m at various times over the three weeks. A special commemorative QSL certificate is available to all contacts. More information can be found at www.yharg.org.uk.

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

Category: GB2RS Special Events