National Radio Centre Coronation celebrations

| May 18, 2023

Over the Coronation weekend, the RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park ran a special event station, call sign GB2DAY.

Running SSB on the 40m band, to give maximum opportunity for everyone to make a contact, over 500 stations were worked. There was a continuous pile-up of stations calling in from around the UK, as well as France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, all looking to make a QSO.

Steve, G1YBD, Ken, G7FTD and Chris, G7BED worked hard to take the QSOs, manage the logging, provide explanations to visitors, as well as enabling some to pass greetings messages in celebration of the Coronation.

With nearly 900 visitors coming to the NRC over the long weekend, it was indeed a busy but thoroughly enjoyable weekend, made even more spectacular by the Lancaster bomber flypast on the Sunday.

NRC Coordinator Martyn, G0GMB, expressed his thanks to the 23 volunteers who came in over the two consecutive Bank Holiday weekends, all helping keep the NRC open and demonstrating amateur radio to visitors.

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