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 and to raise much needed funds for them.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is funded 100% by voluntary donations so SOS Radio Week is arranged to coincide with their major fund-raising event, Mayday.

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.