Why we support the RNLI

The winter of 2013/14 saw some of the worst storms in living memory relentlessly hit the UK, one after another. This resulted

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A brief history of the RNLI

Britain and Ireland have a tough time; their coasts lie on three very different stretches of water all with one thing in

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The RNLI today

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has come a long way since 1824. Those early pioneers of the lifeboat service were unbelievable

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SOS Radio Week 2018: 1st – 31st May

SOS Radio Week 2018 will start at 00:00 on the 1st May and end at 23:59 on 31st May. Could all stations that intend to run a station to celebrate the work of the RNLI please register so that chasers can claim their official awards.

What is SOS Radio Week?

SOS Radio Week is one month of fun, non-competitive, operating, an opportunity for amateur radio to celebrate the work of the RNLI...

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When is SOS Radio Week?

New for 2018, SOS Radio Week takes place during the month of May to coincide with the Royal National Lifeboat...

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Register for SOS Radio Week

SOS Radio Week is open to everyone; individual or club. Those taking part in SOS Radio Week run a special...

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About SOS Radio Week awards

We will be issuing awards to those Amateur Radio stations and Shortwave Listeners around the world that make contact with...

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SOS Radio Week 2018: 1st – 31st May

SOS Radio Week logoIt’s all change next year; SOS Radio Week moves from its traditional slot at the end of January to its new position in the calendar – the whole month of May. Read more to find out why?

Registered stations

Registered SOS Radio Week stations will be on the air during these dates raising awareness of the work that the brave crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution perform every day of the year.

Register now to take part in SOS Radio Week as a registered station.

Abersoch Lifeboat - Night launchChaser stations & Awards

Chasers are stations that work the registered stations and they can apply for various awards dependent on how many registered stations they work. Chasers can be from any country in the world.

Chasers apply for your award after SOS Radio Week has finished.