Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society visits the Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society

The Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society invited Simon from Snowdonia Radio Company to present a talk on his range of Amateur Radio Antennas last night. Being the Vice-Chairman on the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society, and having SOS Radio Week founder David with him on five weeks work experience, Simon invited Derek to come along too to give a short talk on the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society and SOS Radio Week.

We’d like to thank the Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society for a warm welcome and taking an interest in our activities and we look forward to working with you during SOS Radio Week 2012. We’re also very grateful for the donation made which will be presented to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in due course.

If you’d like the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society to come and talk to your club then please contact us now.

Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society visits the Marches Radio Society

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society attended the Marches Radio Society in Chirk last night to introduce the group to the activities of the Society and our annual fund-raising event, SOS Radio Week.

The evening was well attended by Marches RS members during which time they watched a video presentation and listened to both Derek (Chairman) and Simon (Vice Chairman) explain about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society’s foundation and mission and how they can take part in SOS Radio Week as a club.

David, the founder of SOS Radio Week, was also in attendance and answered some questions from the floor.

We’d like to thank Marches Radio Society for their hospitality, the new members for joining on the evening and the very generous donations made by the members, all of which will go direct to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

M6XJP walks walks across Morecambe Bay for the RNLI

The RNLI Cross Bay Walk, also known as the Morecambe Bay Walk, took place on the 25th June.

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society established a special event station at Holker Hall, the finishing point for the walk, under the callsign GB5RNLI. However, we also, rather fiendishly, thought it would be a good idea to send Chris (M6XJP), our Treasurer, on the walk as our roving reporter. He and his wife bravely tackled the event and here is his story (also have a look at his image gallery) – thanks Chris (and Mrs Chris)… read more

GB5RNLI & GB6RNLI to promote the RNLI

On the 25th June, 2011, GB5RNLI will be operational from Holker Hall to promote the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Morecambe Bay Walk. Holker Hall marks the end of the walk.

Also on the 25th, GB6RNLI, will be operating from a car on the sea front at Arnside, the starting point for the sponsored walk across Morecambe Bay.

The following day, 26th June, both station’s operators move south to Stockport for the International Model Lifeboat Rally and will be operating under the GB5RNLI callsign with grateful assistance from the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club.

Please do listen out for the three stations and work them if you can on HF/VHF on the 25th and HF on the 26th.

GB4SLB celebrates 150 years of lifeboats at Selsey

Visit the GB4SLB Gallery (June 2011)

Visit the GB4SLB Gallery (June 2011)

M6PAP & G4LKW operated GB4SLB from Selsey RNLI Lifeboat Station during the weekend of 4/5th June 2011 to celebrate the station’s 150 anniversary.

Pete (M6PAP) writes…

“I just want to say thank you to everyone that made this weekend a success, not just the team on the ground but those that called the station as well.

We arrived on-site on Friday at about 17:00 to erect the W3DZZ antenna with the feed point on a mast at 45 ft with a dual band collinear above that for 2m/70cms. read more