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.

Selsey Lifeboat special event station to celebrate 150 years

[singlepic id=12 w=150 float=right]Amateur Radio special event station GB4SLB will be on the air on the 5th June 2011 to celebrate 150 years service of Selsey Lifeboat by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society (LARS) member Pete (M6PAP) will be running the station along with friend Peter (G4LKW) from the Selsey Lifeboat Station and equipment will be generously loaned by the Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club to whom we extend our thanks.

Further details can be found on the Selsey Lifeboat 150 years special event page.

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.