Special Event News – 13 November 2016

| November 11, 2016

Two special event stations will be on the air to commemorate an historic broadcast made in 1914 from The Eifel Tower, by Frank Wright, the founder of Northampton Club to pupils in Bugbrooke School. A listening station, run by Northampton Radio club, will be at Bugbrooke County Primary School. F5KTR will transmit from Paris, operated by GRAC Radio Club. A message, in Morse, will be sent on 40m saying ‘Frank Wright is here’ as close to 2pm on the 17th as possible, but phone will be used before and after. The special call GB0WFX will be in use from the school other than on the 17th and it is hoped that they will get plenty of QSOs.

GB4MTR will be on the air until the 28th of November, mostly Tuesday and Friday evening and weekends, to mark the 60th anniversary of the amateur 4m band. Bands of operation will be from 80m to 70cm, FM, SSB and some data modes. QSL via the bureau to M0XTA, or direct to G6UT, see QRZ.com, and eQSL.

As part of the church’s annual festival remembering St Hilda, the Special Event Station GB5SH will operate from St Hilda’s Church, Hartlepool, TS24 0DA, on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of November. Operation is expected to be on the 40 and 80m bands and, to a lesser extent, on 2m.

Category: GB2RS Special Events