Regardless of whether you are operating individually, or as a group – there are several ways to promote your SOS Radio Week event and we’d encourage you to do so to make others aware of SOS Radio Week and your activation in particular. Here’s a few examples…
Editing your SOS Radio Week Profile
The Stations page on the SOS Radio Week web site holds a short profile of all the stations that are taking part in SOS Radio Week. Please ensure that you update your profile regularly so that the Stations page contains up-to-date information.
The GB2RS News is broadcast every Sunday by the Radio Society of Great Britain at various times during the day and on different bands – in addition, it is sent our by email to subscribers. Email the RSGB (gb2rsrsgb.org.uk) in plenty of time – at least two weeks before your event starts to ensure it gets mentioned.
RNLI SOS Event Map
The event map on the RNLI’s SOS web site is there to let the public know where there are fund-raising events in their area. It would be great if we could get SOS Radio Week events posted all over the country. In the ‘Your event‘ field place the text ‘SOS Radio Week – Your Location’ where ‘Your Location’ is the place you will be operating from.
Ensure you mention the phrases ‘amateur radio’, ‘special event station’, the name of the lifeboat station you’ll be operating from (if applicable) and your callsign in the ‘Other info‘ field. A link to the SOS Radio Week web site would also be appreciated.
The local press and radio
Why not contact your local press office and invite them down to take photographs and write an article. If they don’t come, take lots of photos, write an article and send it in to them. Likewise, with your local radio station, see if you can get your event on the air. Don’t forget to mention SOS Radio Week and include a link to our web site.
One good site worth sending an article to is Q-Local – the local news web sites around the UK.