Special Events News – 17 May 2020

| May 15, 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.

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.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day, the RSGB has organised the VE/VJ Day amateur radio marathon on the HF bands and 6m using SSB, CW and digital modes. Three special UK call signs, GB75PEACE, GB1945PE and GB1945PJ, will be on the air throughout May and again between 1 and 31 August. If you wish to operate one of these stations, please email csc.chair@rsgb.org.uk—full details at rsgb.org/ve-vj-marathon.

Kent Active Radio Amateurs will run GB80MQ on 22 and 23 May. This station is usually run from the vessel Medway Queen, but will be operational from operator’s home addresses instead this time.

Durham and District Amateur Radio Society is participating as one of the bonus stations in the hugely popular 13 Colonies Special Event. The special call sign GB13COL has been issued for this event and will run from 1 July, 1300 UTC to 8 July, 0400 UTC. The primary focus of the event will be the HF bands, including VHF and UHF for QSOs using SSB, CW, FM and various digital modes.

Category: GB2RS Special Events