Ham radio featured on BBC Countryfile

BBC One LogoHam radio was featured on national TV on Sunday the 5th of June 2022.

The BBC’s popular Countryfile programme airs nationally on BBC One at 6pm, and was set on Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel.  This location was home of one of the Marconi sites involved in sending radio signals over the sea.

Presenters Ellie Harrison and Matt Baker were with SOTA (Summits on the Air) operator Ben Lloyd GW4BML, covering the setup of a portable station on the island so that he can activate the location as a SOTA station, with the presenters making contact with other stations in the UK.

Missed it? Watch on catchup: Countryfile 05 June on BBC iPlayer (approx 55 minutes into the show)

BBC Countryfile SOTA activation
BBC Countryfile SOTA activation – June 2022

Hopefully, this will be some great PR for the hobby. Please add / share this on social media so that we can get as many people to watch.

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