Special Events News – 7 June 2020

| June 5, 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.

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets are pleased to announce that the next Exercise Blue Ham will be held on the MoD 5MHz shared band over the weekend of 6 and 7 June. There are plenty of call signs available for amateurs to contact over the period of the exercise using both SSB voice and datamodes. Details can be found at alphacharlie.org.uk/exercise-blue-ham.

Due the coronavirus situation, the GB1SCW special event station will no longer be held at the National Coast Watch station in Shoreham-by-Sea on 7 June. To make a presence and celebrate the work of coastal communities, members of Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club can call from their own station locations.

GB100MZX will be operated by Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society to celebrate the landmark broadcast made by Dame Nellie Melba on 15 June 1920, and will be on air between 13 and 20 June. MZX was the call sign of the 1920 15kW Marconi transmitter at Marconi New Street Works in Chelmsford, Essex, where it happened.

Category: GB2RS Special Events