Special Events and Contests 2022

Details of Dates and Venues

The Special Events Team of Mark M0SKV and Greg MW7BUF have been busy behind the scenes preparing for the following Special Events and Contests which we hope to have many members from the Club participate in.

The THird THursday meeting in April spent time discussing these events and noting the dates and venues but as not everyone was present and because we want to return to more frequent Social Media postings this post has been put together to provide a summary of the events in question.

Special Events usually commence operation around 10:00 – 10:30 with the hour or so before that being used for site establishment and run until about 16:00 – 16:30 depending on activity and conditions with an hour or so after that for site deconstruction and packing. Typically at weekend events larger items such as antennas are left in situ overnight to reduce the Saturday “knock-down” and Sunday “set-up” time. Contests depend on the contest rules and further information about the detailed plans for these events will be issued nearer the event.

We encourage all members to make a note of the dates and venues and make plans to join these activities and participate in operations, even if only for a couple of hours. Typical tasks include:

  • Operating (usually SSB HF but if there is enough people/kit possibly digi-modes, CW or VHF)
  • Logging and checking off the other participating stations
  • Helping with set-up and take-down
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sound recordings
  • Explaining and Promoting Amateur Radio to visiting members of the public
  • During event Social Media posts
  • After event reports to RadCom etc.
  • After event video editing
  • Website after action report

7/8 May 2022: Mills on the Air

We plan to be operating GB0SBM from the Saltford Brassmill at The Shallows, Saltford, BS31 3EY.

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): 51.401316°,-2.451456°
  • IARU: IO81sj
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST66 – England
  • ///unravel.transmits.rely

14/15 May 2022: Pubs and Clubs on the Air

We plan to be operating GX4WAW from the Novers Park Community Association at the rear of 124 Novers Park Rd, Bristol, BS4 1RN.

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): 51.425930°,-2.593012°
  • IARU: IO81qk
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST56 – England
  • ///solid.toxic.miles

2/3 July 2022: VHF Field Day

We plan to be operating G4WAW/P from a venue or location to be confirmed.

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): TBC
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: TBC
  • TBC

20/21 August 2022: International Lighthouses and Lightships on the Air

We plan to be operating GB0CCC from the ‘John Sebastian’ at Bathurst Basin, Bristol, BS1 4RL.

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): 51.446530°,-2.594221°
  • IARU: IO81qk
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST57 – England
  • ///visa.forget.fluid

24/25 September 2022: Railways on the Air

We plan to be operating GB0SDR from the Midsomer Norton South Station at Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2EY.

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): 51.280956°,-2.482629°
  • IARU: IO81sg
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST65 – England
  • ///empires.wheat.drifting

About Andy (G7KNA) 164 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.