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BBRC 80 special event station

Burnham Beeches Radio Club 80th Celebrations
in association with Burnham Beeches

Burnham Beeches Radio Club (BBRC) celebrates its 80th birthday this year. As part of the celebrations a special event station, callsign GB8OBB, will be active on the weekend of 24/25 June 2017. The station is being put on 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).

Burnham Beeches is a 374.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire. The southern half is owned by the Corporation of London and is open to the public. It is also a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.

BBRC will run the 48hr event in this public location with the aim of introducing as many people as possible to Amateur Radio. The event is timed to coincide with the ARRL field day contest so visitors should see and hear plenty of activity on the HF (short wave) bands.

Planned interactive activities for the public will include morse decoding and there will be an exhibition featuring amateur satellite communications and historical radio equipment.

BBRC will provide a special QSL card at the event and publicity material as handouts. The QSL cards will also be available to other Amateur Radio stations contacted during the weekend. The club will have HF and VHF stations on the air, with the HF station participating in the HF field day contest.


Club members - please check the attached rota asap.

Mike Brown,
18 Jun 2017, 07:02