Below is a list of stations that will be on the air during SOS Radio Week 2013. Contacts with these stations will enable Amateur Radio operators around the world to apply for the SOS Radio Week 2013 Chasers award.
- I will be helping with the G0HRS event on the 26th of january. The other days i will be operating between 10 am and 12 pm on HF and 5pm - 7 pm on HF. Its my first competition so please be patient with me.
I passed my foundation licence in October 2012 and became M6PKU, I passed my Intermediate Licence in November 2012 to become 2E0CPZ. I will be taking my full licence on January the 30th.
I will be using an ICOM IC-718 HF set with a Fan-dipole. I will also be using Echolink if i am unable to make any contacts.
My e-mail is 2E0CPZ@gmail.com
- Update on bands: I am on the HF bands now 40m at the present but going through 40, 20 & 15 in turn 25 th Jan 13:30
I have two days off work the 21st & the 25th on the 21st I will be opperating on 2m from a local hill top. The main opperations will follow shortly but I am hoping to make use of HF (ssb) 2m, 70cm FM and echolink.
My web address is www.justgiving.com/Keith-Holman plase give what you can to help the RNLI we never know when we might need them.
The equipment is as follows:
Kenwood TS-590S. 24Ft long wire made by unimax. which is about 12Ft off the ground. Power will be 50W SSB
Yaesu FT-8900R With a 3m tri band anntena which is about 12Ft up.
Any pics of my station and the QSL card I will be sending out is on www.qrz.com 2E0KNH.
- The Hilderstone Radio Society will be operating from the Ramsgate Lifeboat Station. (locator JO01QH) We hope to be on the HF bands between 10:00 and 15:00 UTC on Saturday the 26th of January (Not the 19th due to the adverse weather conditions predicted)
We have operators of all ages and with all levels of ability. School children to seasoned amateurs with decades of experience. We will be on 80 meters, 40 meters in the morning and 20 meters 15 meters and 10 meters as conditions allow. We will also be using DSTAR, 2 M and 70 CM periodically. We will only be operating voice modes.
We have been sponsored by the London Array, who will be presenting us with a cheque on the day.
Everyone at the club looks forward to hearing you.
- We are an enthusiastic club known as the "BRATS" which operates from our club shack in the village of Bredhurst, just south of Gillingham in Kent. We are operating SOS Radio Week. We started on Saturday 19th on 40 metres. Thank you to the hundreds of stations that called us, we are sorry we did not make a contact with all of you, and a big thank you goes to the stations that called and waited patiently for their turn to talk to us. Thanks to all for calling us,
Regards to all of you the from the Bredhurst club.
- The station is operated by members of Pontefract & District Amateur Radio Society. Although Pontefract is almost as far inland as it is possible for the UK, and the nearest lifeboat being 70 miles away, we are pleased to help support this worthy cause.
QSL INFO: All contacts will be confirmed by QSL card ON RECEIPT of a card, either direct to g0bpk or via the bureau to gb0srw. SAE please with direct cards ($2 for overseas QSLs). Sorry NO LOTW, eQSL, etc.
- Will be active from Silloth Lifeboat Station, IO84HU, and be operated by the members of the Workington & District Amateur Radio & IT Group.
after the success of 2012, a "second edition" certificate for working all 4 Cumbrian Lifeboats will be available... all 4 will have the suffix LBC so look for GB1, 2 , 4 and 5 LBC.
for info re the awards/qsl's visit http://www.qrz.com/db/GB5LBC '
- well, we operated for 24 hours from 10:00 on Saturday 26th January and made 100 contacts in that time. Biggest pity that the Contest on all HF bands wiped out inter-G, and the contest stations didn't seem to want to work us. As to sponsorship, we're looking at a total (a guesstimate only) of between £350 and £400 as of now. Thanks to all who spoke with GB1LBD and a bigger thank you to those sponsoring us.
- GB1SLB is the special event callsign used by South Tyneside Amateur Radio Society for all RNLI events. We surport Sunderland RNLI with SOS week, Harbour Day and any naming ceromonies that the station runs.
We will be operating HF bands on 26th Jan(10am-4pm) from the Old Sunderland Lifeboat Station at Roker. (now Life Guard Station and RNLI shop). This is located on Marine Walk, Roker, Sunderland, come down and say hello!
Stars radio club meets every Monday in Jarrow, check out the Website. Again warm welcome and a cuppa, very informal.
- During the event, St Bees Lifeboat station was our home for the the two weekends.
Thanks to the many generous sponsors, the four Cumbrian stations GB1LBC, GB2LBC, GB4LBC and GB5LBC managed to raise just over £2100.
On Sunday, a presentation was made to Working RNLI crew on behalf of Workington Amatuer Radio Club for £1024.
We would like to say a very big thankyou to all that helped support us, and to the crews of the lifeboat stations for allowing us to operate from the actual lifeboat stations themselves.
We look forward to the next event.
- GB5LBC will again, for the second year, be part of the 4 CUMBRIAN Lifeboats actived ......last year resulted in over 1800 contacts for the 4 stations involved ie GB1 ,2, 4, and 5 LBC (life boats Cumbria), and over 90 certificates being issued...
Due to requests, we are doing it again for 2013..
please visit www.qrz.com enter GB5LBC and details of certificate etc are available
the qsl card (for GB5LBC) and the second certificate are visible at top of the page.
good hunting... SUPPORT this organisation...
contact email@example.com for further information
- Operated by: Southport & District Amateur Radio Club
Location: Lytham Inshore Lifeboat Station, Promenade by the windmill.
We had a great day on the air yesterday (20/01/2013) operating GB5RNLI from lytham Lifeboat Station. We made over 160 contacts on HF and 65 contacts on 2m FM.
Thanks to all the stations that worked us and it was great to work so many other stations registered for SOS Radio Week.
Two junior members of our group took it in turns to stand outside the lifeboat station on the promenade, in what can only be described as rather cold conditions (one dressed as a fox in a onesie), to rattle a bucket at passers by and raised a magnificent £85. Pictures to follow.
That's it for this year from the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club, thanks to the crew of the Lytham Lifeboat Station for opening up and being in attendance all day - it was much appreciated. Here's looking forward to 2014.
Thanks again to all involved.
- GB5SLB is now operating from Sheringham Lifeboat Station. HF, SSB, HF Didital Modes, 2m . WX is cold, but sunny, wind southwest 3 - 4.
On advice of Sheringham RNLI our Station GB5SLB at Sheringham Lifeboat Station has been cancelled for this weekend. Due to severe weather conditons the promenade has been closed. The station for next weekend is still scheduled to go ahead.
GB5SLB will be on the air from the Committee room inside Sheringham Lifeboat Station over both weekends of the 19th – 20th and the 26th- 27th January 2013. The front of the QSL depicts the current Atlantic 85 rigid inflatable boat named 'The Oddfellows' supplied by Chris Taylor Photography. Although it’s quite a simple QSL design, we feel it captures the speed and drama of a rescue!! QSL information is on http://www.qrz.com
With the building situated below the cliffs the antenna position looked a bit challenging, but we found our delta loop worked very well by hanging the top from a pole on the cliff top and hanging the antenna down the cliff face. Although the cliff face due North we were amazed to be able work stations all over the UK and not just European Stations across the other side of the North Sea..
Live information , such as bands, frequencies, modes etc will be posted on the BITTERN DX GROUP Facebook page, drop in fro m time time and have a look at what is going on.
The BITTERN DX GROUP have set up http:// www.justgiving.com/gb5slb2013
for donations to the RNLI. During SOS Radio Week 2012 the BITTERN DX GROUP raised a total of £450 which was donated to the Sheringhan Lifeboat Station.
Despite having to cancel the first weekend 19th - 20th 2013 through adverse weather conditions at Sheringham lifeboat station the BITTERN DX GROUP raised an impreesive £500 during SOS Radio Week 2013. Cheques for £475 were presented to the Sheringham Station on Sunday 17th March. The total of £500 include £25 donated through the Bittern DX Group Just Giving page. Well done Bittern DX Group.
- GB6BLB will be operated again this year by Meirion Amateur Radio Society. MARS have taken part in SOS radio week for the last 3 years and have raised over £1000 for the RNLI, Barmouth Lifeboat, during that period.
For 2013, plans are much the same as in previous years, where we will be operating on the final Saturday, from the crew room at Barmouth Lifeboat station, and on Sunday from the nearby Barmouth yacht club lounge. Both venues are easy to find and visitors are always welcome.
This year we aim to be active on HF, (bands permitting), 2m and 4m, we will also have a facebook feed and hope to have the MARS webcam running on Sunday.
We look forward to speaking to as many stations as possible.
- The GB65WLB station will be on the air for most of the 10 days, using modes SSB and PSK31, on bands 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 when and if they are open, will also try the WARC bands as well.
All contacts will be uploaded to Eqsl, those wishing for paper cards the station will operate on a QSLR basis, QSL Manager is G6XOU, see G6XOU on QRZ.com for ad.
or via the RSGB bureau, or direct is also OK.
- Caithness Amateur Radio Society participated for the second year running to raise funds for the Wick Lifeboat Station.
We were operating from the RNLI lifeboat station at Wick harbour using the call sign MS0FNR/P. Brian GM4JYB and Les GM0TKB operated the station on the 26th Jan. 2013. The following day Hamish MM0HDW and Simon GM8NYV operated the station bringing the total number of contacts made to 103 for the weekend event.
The total amount of cash raised by donations to C.A.R.S from local businesses for the local lifeboat was £ 976.
A number of retail shops donated goods and vouchers; these vouchers will be raffled to convert them into cash.
An update will follow when this happens.
- I will be operating my station from home iin Northampton mostly on 40m amd 20m when ever time permits.
- This station is part of the RNLI SOS Radio Week Event for GB4LBC, Cumbrian Lifeboat Stations and will be operating from St. Bees Lifeboat Station, Cumbria.
Locator: IO84EL WAB: NX91
GB4LBC, will again, for the second year running, be part of the four Cumbrian Lifeboat Stations activated. Last year resulted in over 1800 contacts for the four stations involved ie GB1, 2, 4, and 5 LBC (Life Boats Cumbria) and a "second edition" certificate for working all four Cumbrian Lifeboat Stations will be available again this year.
For information about how to make a donation and the awards/qsl's available please see below.
Last year GB4LBC, in conjunction with the three other stations hosted in Cumbria helped to raise in excess of £2000 for the four RNLI Stations supported. Help us to make a difference and raise even more this year, either by using the text option or by clicking on the link to the Just Giving page below:
Text : EGQC76 £5 etc to 70070
G4USW is the qsl manager for all four stations, so if working all, or some of the four stations, please consider qsl'ing direct supplying an SASE as this will be the quickest means, and the preferred method.
Full details available from http://www.qrz.com/db/GB4LBC
After the success of 2012, a ”second edition” certificate for working all 4 Cumbrian Lifeboats will be available. For info re the awards/qsl’s and how to make a donation visit http://www.qrz.com/db/GB4LBC.
Last year over 90 certificates were issued…Due to requests, we are doing it again for 2013. Please visit www.qrz.com enter GB4LBC for details of certificate etc available.
- Member LARS, Shore Based Volunteer at Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Hope to be on 40 mts SSB and or PSK (all bands), working all possible hours - Ah the joys of retirement!!
Yaesu FT-857 10 watts into a 66ft OCF Dipole sloping /\ with the feed point at 30ft high.
Hard work this week lots of calling with periods of up to an hour with no replies, but stuck with it for the benefit of the RNLI.
Forty contacts in total over the week, shame about the long periods with no reply to CQ calls despite being on the clusters!!
Total of £121 thanks to all sponsors and contacts over the week. ;-)
- I am Situated on the Wirral and being so close to the sea i really appreciate the voluntary service the RNLI provide . This is my second year carrying out this event.
My Equipment: A Diamond X-300N VHF/UHF on a 10 foot pole, the radio is a Keenwood TM-V71E.
- I will qsl all stations i make contact with and qsl info is via mm3stm and will be raising funds for my holiday qth of tighnabruaich lifeboat and be transmitting from glasgow
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