Special Events News – 10 May 2020

| May 7, 2020

Since the change of regulations applying to special event stations in the UK, many activations are now able to go ahead. UK amateurs would like to thank Ofcom for their help in making this happen.

GB2SHS for STAY HOME SAFE will be on air until 24 May in support of the NHS and care workers. It will operate from the QTH of G4ISN, a member of Welland Valley ARS, on the HF bands. QSL via e-QSL.

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club will be operating GB6VED for the 75th anniversary of VE Day until 11 May. The members will operate on various HF and VHF bands from their homes around Essex. For further information, email acorns@taarc.co.uk.

Three members of Macclesfield ARS are doing their bit in supporting key workers in the UK. Greg, M0TXX will be transmitting until mid-May using GB5KW, as will Adie as GB9KW and Chris as GB4KW. They will be transmitting on all modes HF, 2m and FT8. All details can be found on QRZ.com.

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club is activating GB1VE over this weekend, ending this Sunday, 10 May. Activity is from six different members’ homes. Two are on HF voice, always on different bands, another on HF CW, one on HF data modes, one on 6m or 2m or 70cm and, finally, one on 4m and Oscar-100. Full details are on QRZ.com.

GB75BVE is being hosted from homes in and around Bournemouth until this Sunday, 10 May. Operators will be G3YUZ, G3XBZ, G4XEE and G3WZP, using all modes and the 160 through to 2m bands. They hope to share the VE Day commemorations on the air.

The RAF Amateur Radio Society will be activating the special event GB75VED until 28 May. Operations will be from members’ homes. Details at rafars.org and on QRZ.com.

Dragon Amateur Radio Club, and North Wales Radio Society are operating GB0GIG throughout May, named after the National Health Service in the Welsh language. The station will be active on HF, VHF and UHF using as many modes as possible. An award certificate is available and full details can be found on QRZ.com.

Although the Mills On The Air event has been cancelled, Chesham and District Amateur Radio Society will be operating GB0BWM for Brill Windmill from members’ homes over the weekend, ending this Sunday, 10 May. Operation will be on 3.5, 7, 14, 50 and 144MHz, mainly SSB, but with some CW and FM.

GU75LIB will operate at varying time until 13 May, to commemorate Liberation Day on 9 May. They will be operating from home, each taking turns on band and mode.

Braintree and District ARS is operating GB5VED from several members home stations, ending this Sunday, 10 May, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Operators will include some of the senior club members who were present at the original celebrations. Contacts will be sought on HF, VHF, UHF.

Listen out on HF for GB4 V V V, the distinctive dit-dit-dit-DAH of wartime broadcasting, sent by the special event station managed by Andy, G0SFJ, until 11 May. He prefers eQSL—SWL reports are welcome.

Category: GB2RS Special Events