Special Events News – 18 June 2017

| June 16, 2017

South Essex ARS will be operating from The Bay Museum, Canvey Island on Sunday, 18 June, for Museums on the Air, and to commemorate the two B17s that crashed at Canvey Point in 1944. Next weekend, on the 24th, they will be attending the Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0JA for Armed Forces Day.

Rhondda Amateur Radio Society will be running GB0BTB on Sunday, 18 June, for the historic Beating The Bounds. Members will be active on all bands and modes, including data.

Burnham Beeches Radio Club celebrates its 80th birthday this year. As part of the celebrations GB8OBB will be active on 24 and 25 June from the historic Burnham Beeches woodland, located approximately 25 miles west of Central London. The nearest postcode is SL2 3LB. The event is timed to coincide with the ARRL field day contest, so visitors should see and hear plenty of activity on the HF bands. Planned interactive activities for the public involve direction finding and Morse decoding.

GB2CM will be on the air from Crossness Engines Trust at Crossness Museum, The Old Works, Thames Water STW, Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9AQ on the 25th from 10.30am to 4pm. The museum admittance is £7.

Leicester Radio Society will be running GB0APS from the Museums Leicester Vintage Festival for International Museums on the Air on the 24th and 25th. Activity will be from 1pm to 5pm. Admittance to the museum is £3.50 and it is at Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX.

On 18, 21 and the 24 June, a group of Essex Hams will be operating GB1JSS for the June Summer Solstice. Stations will be operating on multiple bands from Galleywood Common near Chelmsford, and on Wednesday, the longest day of the year, stations will be operating from sunrise to sunset. More details at www.essexham.co.uk.

GB2NWA is activated again next weekend for another International Museums Weekend. There will be multiple stations running a mixture of HF and VHF/UHF frequencies on the 24th and 25th.

Llanelli ARS will be running GB1BAF, for British Armed Forces Day. The event will run from 19 to 27 June. Activity will be on HF and 2m. QSL is via the bureau, see QRZ.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events