December 3, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

via the RSGB: RSGB Board Director attempts SOTA challenge

RSGB Board Director, Ben Lloyd, GW4BML, and recognised Mountain Goat will be attempting to activate ten summits on remote Scottish islands over a 12-day period commencing 23 September.

He completed his first challenge on Saturday 23 September, travelling to the remote Island of Seaforth, in the Outer Hebrides, by kayak. The island is only accessible for most of the year by non-motorised vehicles.

One of Ben’s first contacts from the summit was RSGB President John McCullagh, GI4BWM, who was over 200 miles away in Ballycastle in County Antrim. John was using his special President’s call sign, GB4RS.

John McCullagh, GI4BWM said: “I was incredibly excited to communicate with Ben whilst he is in one of the most remote places in Great Britain. The great thing about amateur radio is that there is no reliance on networks, phone, Wi-Fi etc., and with the right training and licence we can communicate with people worldwide. What Ben is doing is a brilliant way to combine this with adventure, family and the great outdoors.”