Special Events News – 12 May 2024

| May 10, 2024

Special event station GB1SCW is active today, the 12 May, from the National Coast Watch Station at Shoreham by Sea. Operators are celebrating the work of the National Coast Watch and RNLI as part of SOS Radio Week. Listen out for the station on the 40m to 70cm bands using SSB, CW, FM, and digital modes. See QRZ.com for more information.

The Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club is once again supporting the International Men’s Mental Health month and helping to raise the profile of Men’s Mental Health 2024 throughout the international amateur radio community. Club members will be operating from their headquarters at Patrington Haven, East Yorkshire using special callsign GB0MMH. The station will be active throughout the weekends of the 17 to 19 May and the 14 to 16 June across all the HF bands. Please listen out for the operators and give them a call. Your support will help raise the awareness of men’s mental health. For more information see QRZ.com

Poole Amateur Radio Society, supported by Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society, the British Amateur Television Club and Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society, will be operating GB4PRS to support the RNLI Poole lifeboat festival over the weekend of the 18 and 19 May. This is a celebration of the RNLI saving lives for 200 years and a full programme of events and visitor attractions has been organised by the RNLI, culminating with a historic ship sail-past on the evening of Sunday 19 May at 4pm. The free-of-charge event will be open between 11am and 4pm and thousands of visitors are expected to visit. The station will be set up on Poole Quay, adjacent to the RNLI HQ. As well as demonstrating the use of radio in emergency situations, the station will also be participating in the SOS Radio Week activity. The station will be contacting other amateur radio stations at various RNLI lifeboat centres around the UK, as well as other lifesaving institutions nationally and internationally. A commemorative QSL card will be available. Anybody with permission to operate adjacent to, or from, a lifeboat station is invited to arrange a scheduled contact and participate in this major RNLI event. For more information, please contact secretary@g4prs.org.uk

Also in support of RNLI SOS Radio Week, Wirral Amateur Radio Society will be active as GB2HLS on Sunday the 19 May. The station will be operating from the Hoylake Lifeboat Station, Wirral, CH47 3AL from 10am to 4pm. More information is available on the website or from Bill, G4YWD on 07804 884 245.

Category: GB2RS Special Events