Special Event News – 17 April 2016

| April 15, 2016

Kerry Amateur Radio Group will participate as an Award Station in this year’s International Marconi Day event on 23 April. The station will be set up the site of the former Marconi Station at Ballybunnion. Members of the Expeditionary Radio Team will operate from 0000 to 2359UTC on the 23rd. Two HF stations are planned, using EI6YXQ to commemorate the original call sign, YXQ, used for the first transatlantic voice radio transmission in March 1919.

South Essex ARS will operate GB2BOX on 24 April from 10am-4pm at RAF Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Essex CO4 5NW for Airfields on the Air. Admission to the museum is £3, accompanied children are free.

North-West ARC will take part in World Amateur Radio Day on the 18th from 12 noon to 4pm at The Brooklyn Hotel, Green Lane, Bolton BL3 2EF.

GB1STG will be on the air for St George’s Day, the 23rd, from 10am to 6pm from Galleywood Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8TS. Operation will be on 40m and 2m.

OE16M will be on the air from 22 to 24 April as part of the Marconi Day celebrations. This is also an official International Marconi Day station and contacts on the 23rd count for awards. QSL via the bureau to OE1WHC.

GB0STG will celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April from the Harby Allotments in the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire. The location will be supporting Sheds, Allotments and Green Houses on the Air.

From 18 to 28 April IQ4FE will be on the air to commemorate the World War II battle that occurred near Parma. Details are on QRZ.com.

Pontefract and District ARS will put GB1AVR on the air on 22 and 23 April for the Ackworth Vintage Rally, a gathering of Scammell and other vintage vehicles.

Category: GB2RS Special Events