Special Events News – 2 July 2017

| June 30, 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.

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.

II2FIST will be active until the end of the year, CW only, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FIST Club, the International Morse Preservation Society. QSL direct or via the bureau via IZ2FME.

Chertsey Radio Club will be running special call sign GB8SSD until 2 July at 1159UTC to celebrate 33 years since Space Shuttle Discovery’s initial flight.

GB0IS will be on the air as part of a meet-and-greet at the traditional fun day, the Theydon Bois Donkey Derby on 9 July. Operations will be VHF/UHF only.

Mid-Ulster ARC will operate a special event station at Coney Island from 8 to 30 July. Operation will be from 9am to 5pm and the address is Maghery Country Park, Co. Armagh BT71 6NS.

The commemorative call sign OF100HQ will be on the air during the IARU HF World Championship event 8-9 July to mark Finland’s 100th anniversary.

Category: GB2RS Special Events