Special Events News – 26 July 2015

| July 24, 2015

Farnborough and District Radio Society will be running a special event station from a local Scout hut in Frimley as part of their 50th year golden jubilee celebrations. Club members are mounting a public display and demonstration using G50FRS from 1 August to the 7th from 11am until 9pm. The public is very welcome to attend the display at the Scout Headquarters, Parsonage Way, Frimley, Surrey GU16 8HZ.

Felixstowe and District ARS will be putting on a special event station, call sign GB2BRS, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The station will be located at Bawdsey Radar Station, on the Suffolk coast, which was the home of wartime radar. The event will take place on Sunday, 2 August, with activity mainly on HF. Further details are on QRZ.com.

Riviera ARC will be attending the Torbay Steam Fair on 1 and 2 August using GB6TSF. They aim to be operating 40m and 2m but other bands may be used depending on band conditions.

Hastings Electronics and Radio Club members are supporting the 10th Essex Living History Group annual WWI spectacular with a special event station, GB2WWI. It will be held at Batemans, Rudyard Kipling’s home, on the weekend of 1 and 2 August to commemorate the death of his only son, John, 100 years ago at Loos-en-Gohelle during the Battle of Arras. GB2WWI will be operating from 9am to 5pm on both days mainly on 40m CW but some SSB. Robert, F5RHD/P, has agreed to activate the St Mary’s Field Hospital Cemetery where Lt John Kipling is buried. Details on QRZ.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events