Since we started organising SOS Radio Week as an official RNLI fund-raising event in 2009, Amateur Radio operators throughout the UK and Ireland have raised over £10,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Receipts received to-date for the 2012 event total over £2,900 which is a tremendous effort given the current financial climate. Add [...]
SOS Radio Week 2012 is drawing to a close and will end at 23:59 this evening. All of those taking part in the event are raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to help them save lives at sea. The RNLI is not funded by the government in any and relies on gifts [...]
The Caithness Amateur Radio Society is operating from Wick Lifeboat Station during SOS Radio Week 2012 – here’s their unedited report from the end of day one…
SOS Radio Week 2012 started on the 21st January and over fifty Amateur Radio stations will be on the air during the 9-day event that finishes t 23:59 on Sunday the 29th January. Each station is sponsored and raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). If you’ve worked one of our special stations and [...]
SOS Radio Week 2012 has started and we’ve nearly fifty stations on the air the length and breadth of the UK, from Sennen Cove in the South West to the Orkney’s in the North – we’ve had a great response to this year’s event. The event concludes at 23:59 on Sunday the 29th January giving [...]
The Riviera Amateur Radio Club will be operating GB4TBL (Torbay Lifeboat) throughout SOS Radio Week from Beacon Quay on Torbay Harbour. In addition to operating on 40m SSB, 2m FM and various digital mode frequencies the club will be installing APRS beacons in the two lifeboats that will be taking part in the 2012 RNLI SOS Challenge.