[amsat-bb] National Science Week -Special Event Stations UK

GW1FKY@aol.com GW1FKY at aol.com
Mon Mar 14 06:14:32 PDT 2011

Hi all,
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 
 with technology.
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  
digital modes.
QSL manger for both of these events is:   GW0ANA   (  Glyn Jones )
Thanking you for your time.
Ken Eaton
Amsat -UK
Amsat NA

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