Special Events News – 11 August 2019

| August 9, 2019

Advance notice now for British Inland Waterways on the Air 2019. This annual event takes place over the August bank holiday—24 to 26 August. The event is open to all amateurs who are boaters, cyclists or who otherwise use the canals, rivers, towpaths or riverbanks for work or recreation. Many clubs and individual amateurs who are on or near the UK inland waterways obtain special event station call signs. Others operate mobile or portable stations using their own call signs. If you are interested in registering your station for the event or for more information, please visit nharg.org.uk/biwota.

Bushvalley ARC is taking part in the lighthouses on the air event this year from Rathlin Island. The club has eight members travelling to the island to activate the three lighthouses there. The event runs from 17 to 18 August. For live updates and frequencies please keep an eye on their Facebook page.

The FT8 Digital Mode Club is commemorating its second anniversary and eight special event stations will be on air in a number of countries until 24 August. An FTDMC Anniversary Award can be earned, with various levels to the award. Full details of the participating stations, and the awards, are at ft8dmc.eu.

The bicentennial commemoration of the Peterloo Massacre incident in Manchester that happened on 16 August 1819 has two local clubs marking the event. South Manchester Radio Club is running GB200PLM for the next three weeks with information on smrcc.org.uk. Oldham ARC are organising a special event to take place during a picnic and unveiling of a memorial stone using GB2PL on UHF, VHF and some HF from the park’s Rotary Club Wheel area from about 11am on 18 August. QSL via the bureau and eQSL.

Category: GB2RS Special Events