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

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

RNLI receives £2,652.74 from SOS Radio Week

RNLI receives £2,652.74 from SOS Radio Week 2011

The Norbreck Amateur Radio Exhibition on Sunday, 10th April was the scene for the presentation of the money raised during SOS Radio Week 2011 to Elisabeth White of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The money, £2,652.74, was raised by Amateur Radio operators from all around the UK and Ireland from sponsored operations during our annual fund-raising event, SOS Radio Week 2011. read more

RNLI Lifeguards 10 years old this year

It seems like the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Lifeguard service have been with us for decades, but in fact they’re only ten years old and in that time they have come to the aid of over 102,600 people and saved over 590 people who might otherwise have died had the service ot been available on that beech.

The RNLI now protects 162 beaches around the coast of England and Wales, either taking over the service from local authorities and volunteer groups, or establishing safety patrols and rescue services for the first time. read more

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.