[amsat-bb] Her Majesty's Royal Mint special event. (GB4RME)

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Fri Jul 21 06:31:00 UTC 2017

Her Majesty's Royal Mint special event. (GB4RME)  

Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be operating from 'Her  
Royal Mint' at Llantrisant, South Wales, UK,call sign - GB4RME (Royal Mint 
Experience) between July 30th and August 5th 2017.
Locator:  IO81HN   WAB:ST08
The hours of operation on a daily basis have been limited, but we expect to 
operational between 0800 - 1730 hrs GMT.
It does restrict operation for  satellite operations and passes in addition 
of course AO-73 operates in  data mode Monday to Friday when illuminated 
(Auto  mode)       However on the first Sunday of  the event  (30th )
and the last day (Saturday 5th August )  the transponder mode should  be 
available if commanded.
Some satellites may only have early passes on a daily basis and if I cannot 
 get access to our op's room on site I may have to use a portable set up  
from the car park
The general other activities of the event will be on the HF  bands using 
This event will also include an exhibition and demonstrations of "Amateur  
How key events especially using satellites,the  ISS are key players in the 
role of education and "STEM"
Note also this event also co-incident with the event taking  place for 
"YOTA 2917"  (  GB17YOTA )
and should be significant as a  prime contact for youngsters participating 
from world wide.
This special event station is a world first, operating from within a Mint,  
and a 
Royal one at that. 
Details about the mint can be viewed at:
QSL via GW0ANA, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and ClubLog.
There will be a  Web page set up for the operation on QRZ.com.
Ken Eaton
Member AMSAT-UK, AMSAT NA, RSGB , Barry Amateur  Radio Society.

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