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

LARS to exhibit at Radio Active Rally

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society is to exhibit at the Radio Active Rally in Nantwich on the 6th February.

Come along and meet the team that organised SOS Radio Week 2011, including the young man who started it all off, David (M3LFC).

The event is to be held at the Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5DG. Entrance is £3.00 and doors open at 10:30.

Further details can be found on the Mid Cheshire Amateur Radio Society web site.

Meet us at the National Hamfest

National hamfest logoDon’t miss the Lifeboat Amateur radio Society at this weekend’s National Hamfest at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.

Derek (G7LFC), Simon (MW0GSR) and David (M3LFC), together with other founding members will all be in attendance.

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Barmouth Lifeboat Station on the air

Meirion Amateur Radio Society attended the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLIs) Barmouth station on on the 15th of August 2010 for their open day and set-up a special event station under the callsign GB6BLB special event station. The station was located in the shed of the offshore lifeboat “Moira Barry” on Barmouth promenade.

During the day the society operated on all HF bands and 2 meters making many contacts. John Martin (MW0VTK), one of the event’s organisers, said “It’s suprising how many radio amateurs are supporters of the RNLI, we had lots of very positive comments from them, and our thanks go out to everyone“.

Over 400 people made the tour of Barmouth lifeboat station that day, making valuable contributions to the Barmouth RNLI.

The Merion Amateur Radio Society are now making plans for SOS week 2011. John told the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society reporter, “This will be the 3rd year running we have taken part and we hope to make it even bigger and better than last year, when we raised over £500 for the Barmouth Lifeboat. Many thanks to Derek (G7LFC) and David (M3LFC) for all the hard work in organizing SOS Radio Week and the new Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society.