Author Archives : Derek Hughes

About Derek Hughes

I will be operating from home during the event, probably in the evenings as I work during the day. Will try 2M FM and some HF PSK-31. Please see my schedule and current operation band/mode on the SOS Radio Week Live Activity Monitor.

Vote for Cumbria Lifeboats video

During SOS Radio Week 2014 Amateur Radio operators in Cumbria activated four lifeboat stations. They made a short video of their exploits during the event which was submitted to and broadcast by Ham Nation Videos. This video is now up for voting as one of the top videos of February on Ham Nation. Please support […]


GB1RLS (Ramsgate Lifeboat Station) report

The Hilderstone Radio Club set up an amateur radio special event station at the Ramsgate Lifeboat Station as part of the SOS Radio Week fund raising event in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution using the special callsign, GB1RLS. Read their report and view some of the images from their event.

SOS Radio Week on HamNation

HamNation is an Internet TV channel that broadcasts a 1 hour Amateur Radio programme, hosted by the celebrity Bob Heil, every week. The latest edition (#133) featured a video submitted by the Cumbrian special event stations highlighting their activities during SOS Radio Week 2014. Thanks Paul for spreading the word about SOS Radio Week around […]

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (GX0MWT) supported SOS Radio Week 2014

CARS (GX0MVT) SOS Radio Week 2014 video added

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society took part in SOS Radio Week 2014 by operating their club callsign (GX0MWT) from the Marconi Sailing Club in Steeple. The team worked bands from 160 – 2m as well as through the local Echolink node on the banks of the River Blackwater. They even had an operator working from […]

SOS Radio Week in the press

The South Tyneside Amateur Radio Society were on the “right wavelength” according to the Sunderland Echo when they visited th GB1SLB special event station on the 27th January. Operating from the old lifeboat station in Roker, the team braved the cold temperatures in the wide open boathouse in order to let visitors experience Amateur Radio […]