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
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.
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
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
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.