GB5RNLI is model callsign

Following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Morecambe Bay Walk on the 25th June, where GB5RNLI will be based at Holker Hall (the start and finish of the walk), GB5RNLI moves south to Stockport for the International Model Lifeboat Rally on the 26th June. read more

New apps for Nokia mobiles announced

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society has announced that it has built two new applications for members and followers.

The free applications have been designed for Nokia mobile phones running the S60 and ^3 operating systems and will deliver the latest news from the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society and SOS RadioWeek web sites direct to your mobile phone.

You can download the applications by searching for ‘Lifeboat’ in the OVI Store application on your mobile phone, or the OVI Stor web site. Please note that if you use the web site you must set your mobile phone type to ensure that you send the correct application to your phone.

The S60 version of the apps are suitable for older Nokia smartphones, such as the E71, whilst the ^3 versions are designed to work on the latest range of Nokia smartphones.

GB5RNLI and GB6RNLI for Morecambe Bay Walk

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society have reserved the callsigns GB5RNLI and GB6RNLI for use by our RNLI Morecambe Bay Walk special event stations on the 25th June.

GB5RNLI will be operated from Holker Hall, whilst GB6RNLI will be used by our special event station at Arnside.

It is likely that the Arnside special event station, the starting point for the walk, will be operated from the car of Bob Hughes-Burton (MW0RHD).

The walk ends at Holker Hall and we will be operating a special event station from the car park to make visitors to the gardens and tea rooms aware of the event.

If you can help at either venue, please let us know as soon as possible.

The Morecambe Bay Walk, or Cross Bay Walk to give it it’s official title, is being organised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and further details can be found on the RNLI web site.

LARS to exhibit at Norbreck Rally

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society will be exhibiting at the 49th Norbreck Amateur Radio, Electronics and Computing Exhibition in Blackpool on the 10th of April. We will hopefully be situated next to the Snowdonia Radio Company (SRC) stand, one of our major sponsors.

On the stand will be a number of members, but the more the merrier – so if you’re around and can help man the stand please let us know.

During the day we will be making a presentation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for the amount raised during SOS Radio Week. It would be great if as many participators could attend so that we can get a group photograph. Again, please let us know if you wish to attend for the photograph.