Special Events News – 13 August 2017

| August 11, 2017

Grey Point Fort ARS club station will be transmitting at the 204 NI Field Hospital Family Fun Day at Grey Point Fort on Sunday, 13 August. All the museums will be open with other attractions such as a climbing wall, military displays, stalls and a band. Every one is welcome.

Llanelli ARS will be running GB1BPL for this year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend from 0000UTC on the 19th until 2359UTC on the 20th. Activity will be on HF and 2m. QSL is via the bureau. Details on QRZ.com.

Fareham and District ARC will be operating GB1GL from the Mary Mouse 2, an automated light vessel moored in Portsmouth Harbour as part of International Lighthouses and Lightships Weekend on 19 August. Two stations will be active on HF and VHF from 9am to 6pm. The lightship is open to the general public for food and drink. The shack will be in the wardroom on the foredeck if you would like to visit in person.

After being invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Humber Fortress DX ARC will be activating GB2SL on the 19th and 20th from Spurn Head Lighthouse for International Lighthouses and Lightships Weekend. This will be only the third activation in the last 10 years and coincides with the full renovation of the Spur High Lighthouse.

Loughton and Epping Forest ARS is all set to activate GB0TBW at the Trinity Buoy Wharf for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on the 19th and 20th. This lighthouse is the only lighthouse on the Thames. Visitors are most welcome and there are refreshments available on site. The postcode is E14 0JY, but space for parking is limited.

Colchester Radio Amateurs will be activating GB6NT at Naze Tower at Walton on the Naze on 19 and 20 August for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Planned operation is 11am on the 19th to 5pm on the 20th using HF, VHF and UHF. All stations in the log will receive an eQSL card; paper cards will be QSLR only. Details are on QRZ.com.

Category: GB2RS Special Events