RNLI SOS Weekend in Essex

CARS SOS Radio  Week 2014The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society supported the RNLI’s fundraising event, the SOS Radio Week, by operating on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of January 2014 from the Marconi Sailing Club in Steeple

Situated on the bank of the River Blackwater, the Marconi Sailing Club is a great venue to operate, and the CARS team worked on a mix of bands including 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 12m, and 2m, as well as Echolink . The club was operating using the callsign GX0MWT, Marconi Wireless Telegraphy.

Here is a short video montage of the two day event:

CARS was one of the 40 or so UK stations taking part in this annual event, which aims to raise money and awareness for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution – To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/sosradioweek2014

A good collection of CARS members turned up for the two days of operation, including: John G1UZD, James 2E1GUA, Peter G3SUY, Kristian 2E0SSX, Rob M0KCP, Oliver M0WAG, David G3SVI, Myra M0MYR, Chris G0IPU, Geoff G3EDM, Colin G0TRM, John G8DET, Pete M0PSX and others.

Peter G3SUY worked from his car on both days, and was operating on top band and 80m, using an impressive kite antenna – especially brave on the second day, due to the grim weather. See the photo gallery at the bottom of the page for more photos.

Well done to the team at CARS for taking part in this event and helping to support the work of the RNLI, the UK’s lifeboat service. Thanks to James 2E1GUA for organising the event, and for the hospitality received by the staff at the Marconi Sailing Club.

For more on this annual event, go to sosradioweek.org.uk

 Photos from Saturday 25th Jan:

Kris 2E0SSX working 40m
Kristian 2E0SSX working 40m
Marconi Sailing Club 25 January 2014
Marconi Sailing Club 25 January 2014
James 2E1GUA, working 40m
James 2E1GUA, working 40m for SOS weekend
John G1UZD working 12m for the SOS Weekend
John G1UZD working 12m for the SOS Weekend
Jim 2E0RMI, working GB0RNLI from GX0MWT
Jim 2E0RMI, working GB0RNLI from GX0MWT
Peter G3SUY's 80m kite
Peter G3SUY’s 80m kite in action

 

Operation on Sunday 26 January 2014:

James 2E1GUA and John G1UZD on Sunday 26 Jan 2014 in Steeple
James 2E1GUA and John G1UZD on Sunday 26 Jan 2014 in Steeple

 

Photo Gallery

Pictures of the event provided by Pete M0PSX and Kristian 2E0SSX

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  1. Avatar John Bowen, G8DET 27 January 2014 Reply
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