Annual UK Amateur Radio Events

A list of some of the main annual amateur radio events that take place in the UK, plus a list of dates.

Event Date Details
SOS Radio Week Jan 2016 Fund raising event by Radio Amateurs in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Details: www.sosradioweek.org.uk
Airfields On The Air April 2016? Activations of current or former RAF stations. See: www.rafars.org/content/RAFAOTA.html
World Amateur Radio Day 18 Apr yearly On the 18th of April 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed – To mark this, the 18th of April each year is regarded as a day of celebration.
International Marconi Day 23 Apr 2016 A 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on the 25th April 1874. It is an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques similar to those used by Marconi, and to gain an award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked.
Mills On The Air 14-15 May 2016 Weekend activating Windmills and Watermills. Details: mills-on-the-air.net
Castles & Stately Homes On The Air May 2016? CASHOTA encourages the exploration, promotion and enjoyment of our heritage, with worldwide and local heritage chasers and activators participating in the on-air award programs and  activations. Details: www.cashota.co.uk/calender
International Museums Weekend June 2016? Activation of museums around the world, to allow members of the public to see amateur radio in action. Details: www.radio-amateur-events.org/
Armed Forces Day 25 June 2016 Raising public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and to give the UK an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. Details: www.armedforcesday.org.uk
Churches & Chapels On The Air (CHOTA) Sept 2016? Churches & Chapels On The Air, organised by the World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners. Details: www.wacral.org
International Air Ambulance Week Sept/Oct 2016?) Helping to support the donation funded flying medical services around the world, by operating special event stations over this nine-day event. Details: www.radio-amateur-events.org/
JOTA 15-16 Oct 2016 Jamboree on the Air is an annual event in which half a million Scouts and Guides all over the world make contact with each other by means of amateur radio. Scouts get the opportunity to discover the skills of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Details: members.scouts.org.uk/jotajoti

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