What is SOS Radio Week?

SOS Radio Week is:

  • Nine days of fun, non-competitive, operating
  • An opportunity for Amateur Radio operators and clubs to celebrate the work of the brave volunteer crews that selflessly go out to rescue people at sea, often in the worst of conditions
  • A fund raising event for Amateur Radio operators and clubs to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • An event that takes place at the end of January to coincide with the RNLI’s own SOS fund raising day

 

Registered stations

Barmouth Lifeboat during SOS Radio Week 2010

Barmouth Lifeboat during SOS Radio Week 2010

Any licensed Amateur Radio operator, or Amateur Radio club, based within the United Kingdom, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man to run official SOS Radio Week stations can become a registered station.

Simply register the callsign you will be using during the event, together with your location, and you will become one of the stations that will be promoting the work of the RNLI throughout the event.

Chaser stations

Chaser stations are those that work our registered stations during the event. There’s no need to register to become a chaser station, but chaser stations can claim the Worked SOS Radio Week award.