Amateur radio equipment

The BBRC celebrated its 80th birthday in 2017.

We ran a public access special event station over the weekend of 24/25 June in beautiful Burnham Beeches to introduce local residents and visitors to the Beeches to the wonders of Amateur radio. The event included both live demonstrations and a display of WWII radio equipment. A satellite station followed a number of amateur radio satellites passing overhead and even had a try with the International Space Station.

The Club set up a 48hr radio station close to the cafe to demonstrate how contacts can be made using relatively basic equipment.  A 15m mast was erected with a number of aerials and the base station housed in a superb tent lent by the Ditton Sea Scouts. We had handouts available for members of the public to take away and club members were on hand to explain what amateur radio is all about.

GB8OBB tent, mast and antennas

Over the weekend hundreds of new contacts were made to the special station, callsign  GB 8O BB.  (England 80 Burnham Beeches).  Many continents were spoken with and the furthest contact to the Falkland Islands on Sunday afternoon. There will be special GB8OBB 'QSL' contact confirmation cards for radio amateurs who contacted the station over the air.

The event was organised in collaboration with the Corporation of London at the historic Burnham Beeches woodland, located approximately 25 miles West of Central London in South Buckinghamshire (nearest postcode SL2 3LB).

More details can be found here.

About BBRC

The Burnham Beeches radio club meets at 8pm every first and third Monday normally at the Village hall in Farnham Common, but check below that the meeting isn't out and about.

We are a friendly club that encompasses all aspects of this fascinating hobby from those just starting out to more old hands.

For more information, please email. Club members wishing to sign up to the club's mail reflector can email the same account or contact Mike, G4RAA, at a club meeting.

Club Events



  • Club operating awards refreshed Club members, are eligible for three operating awards - the Burnham Beeches Foundation Award, Burnham Beeches Century Club and the Burnham Beeches VHF/UHF Award (aka BBFA,BBCC and BBVU) . The ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 04:03 by Mike Brown
  • Happy New Year (ps subs now due) Here's hoping that all club members have great DX in 2018 (even if they don't work Bouvet Island).The subscription year starts on 1 January, so subs are ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2018, 03:33 by Mike Brown
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Well that's it for 2017 (aside from the club net on Sun 24th of course). Lots more fun coming in the new year, starting with the first meeting on ...
    Posted 20 Dec 2017, 14:00 by Mike Brown
  • Minos 2.0 now available Mike, G0GJV, has been working hard on a new version of Minos, the contest logging program. Now the RSGB 2018 contest calendar is out, so is Minos 2. The software ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2017, 09:22 by Mike Brown
  • Construction Contest We'll be having a Show & Tell evening on Feb 19 which will also be your opportunity to enter the club construction contest. The rules have changed slightly in that ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2017, 03:35 by Mike Brown
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