Magna Carta Commemoration

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Magna Carta Commemoration

Postby G1PIE » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:23 pm

The Youth Hostels Amateur Radio Group (MX0YHA) will be on-air from the Barony of Skipton in Yorkshire between 10 and 30 June to commemorate the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the 1215 Magna Carta.

Skipton Castle was the 'seat' of William de Forz, one of the barons who signed the Magna Carta, but who later prevaricated over his support from King John.

YHARG member Kevin, M0XLT, will be using the group's 'events callsign' MX0YHA from Gargrave, located just outside Skipton, on the HF bands and 6m at various times over the three weeks.

A special commemorative QSL Certificate is available to all contacts.

More information can be found at www.YHARG.org.uk.
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Re: Magna Carta Commemoration

Postby G1PIE » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:33 pm

The 7th of June, Coventry ARS, supported by Coventry Gliding Club, will take part in Youth Aviation Day at the Gliding Centre, Husbands, Bosworth LE17 6JJ. This will include special event station GB4YAD. It will be a fun packed day promoting various youth activities including amateur radio.

The Riverway Amateur Radio Society, in Stafford, will be operating a special event station to commemorate the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, GB200W, that’s Golf Bravo Two Hundred Waterloo. This event is being carried out in conjunction with the Stafford & Rugeley Sea Cadets. Operation will take place until the 28th of June and will be active on all bands from 80m to 70cm where possible. QSLs will be accepted via EQSL only. Full information about the station may be found on QRZ.com.

2015 marks 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta and at least three clubs are putting on special event stations to mark the anniversary. Furness Amateur Radio Society in Cumbria has secured the callsign GB8CMC for 8 Centuries Magna Carta. The station will be on the air from the 12th to the 26th of June on the HF bands using a high power station so listen for and work this unique station. More information at QRZ.com. The Phoenix Radio Group will also be commemorating the 800th Anniversary, from the 10th of June until the end of the month. Operating as MX0PHX from The Vale of Belvoir, [pronounced "beever”] the station will be on the HF and VHF bands, and times will vary depending on local circumstances. Up to date information can be found at http://www.M0PHX.org.uk. Finally, MX0YHA will be on the air from the Barony of Skipton in Yorkshire between the 10th and 30th of June to commemorate the same event. The station will be on the HF bands and 6m at various times over the three weeks. A special commemorative QSL certificate is available to all contacts. More information can be found at http://www.YHARG.org.uk.
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Re: Magna Carta Commemoration

Postby Nigel g0bpk » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:37 pm

Pontefract & District ARS also put on a Magna Carta Station, GB 800 MC as one of the 25 barons who was present was John de Lacy from Pontefract.
Unfortunately a foundation course was being run over 3 of the 4 weekends, so operation was limited, though 1400+ QSOs and 94 DXCC worked. I tried the 40M WAB net frequency whenever I could, but conditions were poor. I think I only worked one WAB member. The good news is that we've got the same callsign again in October for 28 days, so conditions should be better. We also have GB4BOB in September for Battle of Britain 75th anniversary, GB4SL (Space lectures) for visit of Apollo 8 & 13 astronaut Jim Lovell to Pontefract (also in October) and hopefully GB2TFF (GB 2 The Final Frontier) when the British astronaut flies on the ISS. It's GB1AVR (Ackworth Vintage Rally this weekend (18-19th July).
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