SOS Radio Week

This year Workington and District are joining up with Barrow in Furness club to extend the amount of stations we activate.image We are operating from Silloth GB1LBC, Workington GB2LBC, St Bess GB4LBC and Barrow GB5LBC lifeboat stations from the 21st to the 29th January in a relaxed style. hopefully making htis years SOS radio week a bigger event locally.

The purpose of our time on the air as special event stations is to promote the RNLI  as a charity, something that costs £300,000 a day to run!

St Bees will only be running at the weekends and We are looking to be on mainly 40m and 80m but the Cobwebb is coming with me so there is a possibility of something on the higher bands but it really depends on the weather as high winds will certainly destroy it.

I hope to work as many as possible in between cups of tea and choccy biccies and if you would like to make a donation then it would be really appreciated. Keep an eye out on the status monitors to see when we’re up and running.

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

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