GB4BRW Special Event Station Report 2019

River WithamGB4BRW – Thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to call in and answer our CQ calls.

This was one of two Special Event Stations operated by members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society for British Inland Waterways on the Air, (BIWOTA) over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The other station being GB4CCT, on the Chesterfield Canal near Retford, in North Notts.

We operated from Ferry Farm, on the Banks of the River Witham, about 1 mile west of the village of Woodhall Spa, this site is at 0 ASL – and lower than the river. Our best contact was into North Wales on 2m FM

We made 51 QSOs over the weekend – which felt like a lot more at the time.

I have uploaded the ADIF log file to eqsl.cc – if you worked us and are not already a member – please feel free to sign up an electronic QSL card is already waiting for you.

As you can see we had a relaxed operating setup.

Radio Operation Calling CQ 2m setup River Witham

The Radio Society will be Supporting BIWOTA 24-26 Aug 2019

BIWOTA LOGOThe Worksop Amateur Radio Society will be Supporting, British Inland Waterways on the Air on the weekend of August 24th to the 26th.

John M0JAV has very kindly loaned his Canal Boat, which will be moored on the Chesterfield Canal, (Radio Society members should check the facebook event for the location or check the Society Notice Board),

This event which aims to bring together radio amateurs who regularly use Britain’s inland waterways such as boaters, Canoe and Kayakists, cyclists, walkers, etc, to celebrate their hobby. Using Special Event call sign GB4CCT, on 80, 40, 20, 10, 2m and 70cms, give a shout out or pop along to support this event in person all Society members welcome.

**UPDATE**

In addition Sue / Steve / Carol / Paul will be operating from the Banks of the River Witham with the Call Sign of GB4BRW – on 2m/70cms and 40M – WAB Square TF16 and Locator IO93UD

BIWOTA has been held for a number of years and additional details can be found here.

You can also check out the BIWOTA Facebook page for current information: https://www.facebook.com/BIWOTA/