[amsat-bb] National Science Week -Special Event Stations UK
GW1FKY at aol.com
Mon Mar 14 06:14:32 PDT 2011
Apologies for this very late notification.
During this week events are taking place as part of the "National Science
Week " and this years title is
"Communication" - a very significant and key player especially in our
modern day life.
It is also a great opportunity to fly the flag for our hobby "Amateur Radio
" and role that it also plays along with other services.
Here in "Wales" - UK -members of the "Barry Amateur Radio Society " are
putting on two special event stations at separate schools near Cardiff - South
The event stations will operate from the schools on Wednesday 16th March
2011, but are restricted to the hours of school attendance.
We will be making a school link up using amateur radio and also
demonstrating the many modes of operation that are now used and how it has progressed
This will also include making contact with as many stations throughout the
world with an exchange of a special QSL card designed by the students of
the schools. They are also competing for an award.
The special event call signs that will be used are GB2SCD and GB2SCP.
I shall be operating with call GB2SCD which is St.Cyres School in Dynas
Powys. Locator: IO81jk
The main operation will be on the HF bands I would also like to make
some contacts using the
amateur satellites available in the timescale.
As I stated we are limited to the hours of school attendance which limits
my operation to available pass
times - Sadly SO-67 is not scheduled for Europe and HO -68 only in beacon
With the kindness of operators -mainly in Europe - I will try to operated
with a limited set up for the early
passes of AO-7 and VO-52, may also be OK for the first afternoon pass of
To get as many contacts in these short passes I would be obliged if
operators would just confirm their
calls sign and exchange a signal report. My locator as stated is IO81jk.
The second station GB2SCP located in Penarth but will operate HF and
QSL manger for both of these events is: GW0ANA ( Glyn Jones )
Thanking you for your time.
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