Special Event News – 9 October 2016

| October 7, 2016

Poole Radio Society celebrates its 40th anniversary in October. GB40PRS will be on air during the month at locations in and around Poole. Until the 10th it will operate from Norden Railway Station. Then it moves to Poole Museum for the 11th and 13th.

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

Coventry ARS will be participating in JOTA with the 78th Coventry Stoke Aldermoor Scouts on 15 and 16 October. An application has been made for GB0SAC. The main bands will be 2m FM and 40m SSB. For further information contact Brian, G8GMU on 0780 186 2686.

Gloucester RAYNET will be hosting a JOTA station over the weekend of 15 and 16 October on behalf of the district Scouts from their headquarters in Tuffley, Gloucester. They will use GB100GLO for the celebration of the Scout centenary and look forward to working many stations on HF and VHF.

Nuneaton North Scouts will be active over the JOTA weekend of the 15th and 16th as GB1NNS. They will be on 40m, 15m SSB and 2m FM. The group emphasis is to get every troop member to make at least one contact over the weekend. Further info from Reg, G8VHI, via email to g8vhi@btinternet.com.

The 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings will be commemorated by the Youth Hostels Amateur Radio Group, MX0YHA, on 14, 15 and 16 October, as part of their Norman Conquest programme. Preferred frequencies will be around 7.150 and 14.250MHz, with operation from 10am to 5pm. A downloadable commemorative certificate is available free from www.YHARG.org.uk.

Wearside Electronics ARS will be operating GB2HSG on 15 October for Scout Jamboree on the Air at the Scout Hut, Crow Lane, Herrington SR3 3TE. They will be on all HF bands, 2, 70cm and 6m from 10am.

Special event stations K6L and K1T will operate on the 14th to the 16th from the summit on Bear’s Den Mountain in Virginia, USA where 150 years ago Dr Mahlon Loomis made the first demonstration of wireless telegraphy over a path of approximately 21 miles to Furnace Mountain. Loomis noted various distances in his records between 14 and 22 miles.

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