|This thermometer shows how much money participants taking part in SOS Radio Week 2013 have raised so far for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Please keep coming back to see this figure rise.
If you’d like to make a contribution to this figure, there’s still time to make an on-line donation using our JustGiving page.
Many thanks, every penny helps the brave RNLI volunteers to save lives at sea.
If you’ve worked any of the registered SOS Radio Week stations during the event, then you can claim the Worked SOS Radio Week Award. Available in different grades for working just one Amateur Radio station that appears on our official Stations page, everyone who has taken part can claim an award.
Pop along to our Awards page for more details.
Now that SOS Radio Week is over for another year the Committee of the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society would like to extend their thanks to everyone who has taken part; the registered stations and the Amateur Radio stations around the world who were successfully contacted.
The initial prognosis looks good. Lots of SOS Radio Week stations were heard during the week on both the VHF and HF bands which was brilliant, hardly an hour went by when SOS Radio Week wasn’t mentioned up here in Lancashire. We’ve already reached over £300 in on-line donations which is a record in itself. Hopefully as stations receive QSL cards they’ll be encouraged to bolster the on-line giving a little more.
The big job now for the registered stations, now that the operating is over, is to gather in their sponsorship money, donate it to their RNLI local lifeboat station, or the RNLI general fund, and send us their receipt. As the receipts come in, we’ll keep you up-to-date with total raised to-date.
So, the operating’s over but the work is still far from over. So keep up the good work guys and lasses and let’s make this a record breaking year in terms of funds raised.
The 2013 SOS Radio Week is now live, so listen out for stations calling ‘SOS Radio Week’. Each station is sponsored and raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Each station you work counts towards the Worked SOS Radio Week Award.
If you like to make a donation to the RNLI to support our event, please visit our JustGiving donations page and make a donation using a credit or debit card.
We’ve got over forty sponsored stations taking part in this years SOS Radio Week. Some are special event stations operating from RNLI lifeboat stations, some individuals operating from home. However, all of them have a love of the RNLI and raising money for this amazing charity, who’s unpaid volunteers risk their lives out at sea, in the worst of conditions, to save the lives of those in danger.
To find out more about these sponsored stations, when they’ll be on the air, what bands and modes they’ll be using, please visit our stations page.
If you’d like to make a donation to the RNLI, you can do through our web site using our JustGiving page. This service accepts all debit and credit cards and 100% of the money you donate will be given over to the RNLI, plus some money from the government if you’re a UK tax payer.
If you’ve worked one of our SOS Radio Week stations during SOS Radio Week then you can claim our Worked SOS Radio Week Award. There are different levels you can apply for based on the number of stations worked, but just one contact is enough for a certificate.
For further information, please visit our Awards page.
We’ve had a bumper number of registrations from stations that will be taking part in SOS Radio Week 2013 – 40 stations should be on the air between the 19th and 27th of January.
SOS Radio Week stations are sponsored and raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and range from individuals operating from home, through to large groups operating special event stations from RNLI Lifeboat Stations around the coast of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
All stations are on an equal footing and each station qualifies as one point towards the Worked SOS Radio Week Award. This award is available to Amateur Radio stations all over the world that work one of our registered callsigns. A single point gets you the ‘Basic’ award and there are four more awards available for working at least three (Bronze), six (Silver), ten (Gold) and fifteen (platinum) registered stations. Awards can be applied for online once the event has finished.
If you’d like to make a donation to the RNLI in support of SOS Radio Week then please visit our JustGiving page and make a donation on-line – every penny we raise goes to help run a charity that is dedicated to saving lives at sea. The majority of lifeboat men and women are volunteers and do not receive a wage for this invaluable and dangerous work.