Special Events News – 25 June 2017

| June 23, 2017

Dennis, G7AGZ will operate GB6BEN on the 50, 145 and 433MHz bands as he climbs Ben Nevis in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care around 8 July onwards. See QRZ.com for full details. QSL via the bureau and eQSL, with SWL reports welcome.

Burnham Beeches Radio Club celebrates its 80th birthday this year. As part of the celebrations GB8OBB will be active on Sunday the 25th of 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 Sunday 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 Sunday the 25th. Activity will be from 1pm to 5pm. Admittance to the museum is £3.50 and it is at Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX.

GB2NWA is being activated at North Weald Airfield for International Museums Weekend. There will be multiple stations running a mixture of HF and VHF/UHF frequencies on the 25th.

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

Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society will be taking part in Armed Forces Day on Sunday the 25th, from 10am to 5pm at Grey Point Fort, Fort Road, Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down BT19 1PU. All museums will be open and the club station on the air using MN0GPF, GB0GPF and GN0URN. The restored six inch coastal guns, dated 1899, will be fired at 1 pm.

Durham and District ARS is participating as one of the bonus stations in the 13 Colonies special event. GB13COL will run 24 hours a day from 1300UTC on 1 July to 0400UTC on the 7th. The primary focus of the event will be the HF bands, as well as VHF and UHF using SSB, CW and digital modes for contacts. More info at www.13colonies.info and QRZ.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events