Special Events News – 30 July 2017

| July 28, 2017

The Martello Tower Group will be operating as GB5RC from 3 to 7 August from the MV Ross Revenge, home of Radio Caroline. Moored in the Blackwater Estuary, GB5RC is celebrating five decades of offshore broadcasting and will be mainly operating on 80m, 40m, 20m, 2m and 70cm, with the capability to run 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m as well. For more details, please see www.QRZ.com.

Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will operate GB0RFC from the Transport Club, Norton, from 1 to 28 August, celebrating a centenary of this airfield. The site was chosen as an Aeroplane Repair Depot, becoming No. 2 (Northern) Aeroplane Repair Depot in 1917.

GB8NCI will be on the air on 5 and 6 August from the National Coastwatch Institution station at Exmouth from 0900 to 1900UTC. Operating on the 40 to 10m bands using SSB and CW, choice of bands will be subject to propagation conditions. There will also be VHF operation. The GB8NCI station will be open to members of the public in the building adjacent to the NCI watchtower.

Denby Dale ARS will be running a special station for Yorkshire Day, on 1 August. GB6YD will be active from 10am at the club site at Farnley Tyas, and every one is welcome.

SC40VIC may be of interest to prefix chasers. This is a special event station to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria. The station will be on the air until the end of 2017. The QSL manager is SM6JSM.

Members of the Barry ARS will be on the air with special event station GB4RME until 5 August from the Royal Mint at Llantrisant. Activity will be on 80 to six metres using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65, and on various satellites. QSL via GW0ANA.

Category: GB2RS Special Events