Commonwealth Games SES at NEC

| April 8, 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games starts on 28 July. Over 5,000 athletes will converge on Birmingham and the surrounding area from an estimated 72 hosts to compete over 12 days as part of the Games.

The RSGB is organising a number of activities to support the event, including a special event station (SES) in the grounds of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

We want to showcase amateur radio to the athletes and public for as much of the Games as possible and will need a large number of volunteers to operate the station and chat to visitors.

We’d like to create a rota with a pool of operators who will attend on different days and times. We wouldn’t expect any single radio amateur to operate every day.

Plans for the station are being finalised and more details will be announced over the coming weeks.

Due to the location of the station, operators will only be able to access the Games by train and participants will be security checked as part of the accreditation process. Further details regarding this process will be made available once this has been finalised with the Commonwealth organisers.

If you’d like to help operate the station during the Games, contact RSGB Region 5 Representative Neil Yorke, M0NKE:

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