Special Events News – 12 March 2017

| March 10, 2017

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven will host a variety of special events on Sunday, 12 March, to support the local charity of Samaritans of West Cumbria. In addition to the scheduled beacon exhibits on display, members of the RSGB will operate GB1SWC. As well as live tracking of the International Space Station and interactive demonstrations such as a Morse code game, there will be sending and receiving of television pictures and digital information over radio waves. More information is on QRZ.com.

Foyle and District ARC will be operating GB5SPD on 17 March between 9am and 6pm from 159 Victoria Road, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone BT82 0DZ. More details from Philip, MI0MSO on 07849 025 760.

Grey Point Fort ARS will operate a St Patrick’s Day Award station on 16 to 18 March from 10am to 6pm. Check out the website stpatrickaward.webs.com for details.

West Tyrone ARC will operate GB1SPD on 17 March between 9am and 5pm from the Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh BT78 5QU. More from Philip, MI0MSO on 078 4902 5760.

Look for special event station II0CXX to be active until 31 May on Saturdays during the Collins Collectors Association of Europe Net, at 1000UTC on 7165kHz. This activity is in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the passing of Arthur A. Collins, W0CXX, founder of the Collins Radio Company, who became a Silent Key in 1987. QSL via IK0IXI only direct: no bureau and no eQSL.

Category: GB2RS Special Events