Special Event News – 25 September 2016

| September 23, 2016

Enigma Reloaded 2016 takes place until 1 October. The main goal of the event is to promote amateur activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in World War II. From 17 to 30 September, stations registered as Activator stations will be on the air. On 1 October those stations will exchange predefined CW messages. Full details and rules are at www.enigma-reloaded.it.

Riviera ARC from Devon will be activating Babbacombe Cliff Railway for Railways on the Air today, the 25th of September. They will be covering the HF bands and 2m/70cm, and expect to be busy on 40/20 metres. They have requested the usual call sign of GB4BCR from Ofcom.

GB75ACO—that’s Air Cadet Organisation—will be operating at Stalham ATC Squadron, Norfolk, until 28 September. They are celebrating 75 years of the Air Training Corps. Primary activity will be on 40m, with some local 2m and 60m. Special QSL cards will be available and details are on QRZ.com.

The 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest will be commemorated by the Phoenix Amateur Radio Club, starting with the Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge until 26 September. Call signs will be MX0PHX and MX0YHA, and operations will be subject to prevailing conditions on the HF bands. More information is online at www.phoenixarc.org.uk.

Poole Radio Society celebrates its 40th Anniversary in October. GB40PRS will be on air during the month at locations in and around Poole. On 1 to 3 October the call sign will be on the air from Kingstone Lacy.

GB16IYL will be on the air from 3 to 10 October for the BYLARA International YL Convention taking place in Milton Keynes.

On 29 September, Torbay Amateur Radio Society will be operating GB6GEO from Kents Cavern Torquay as part of the 7th International conference being held on behalf of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. They will be active on HF and VHF for the day. More information on QRZ.com

GB4DUK will be operating from 1 October to raise awareness for dementia and Dementia UK. A special QSL card will be available for all HF and VHF contacts. More information is on QRZ.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events