July 13, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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via the RSGB: SOS Radio Week now underway

It is an annual event that takes place throughout the month of May to celebrate the work of the volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), independent lifeboats, and National Coastwatch stations around the British Isles.

Between them, members of these organisations save many lives in danger along and around thousands of miles of coastline, and further out to sea.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the founding of the RNLI, and SOS Radio Week is being co-branded SOS Radio Week 200 for those operators who are supporting the RNLI during the event.

Participants can operate from home, a public location, or a lifeboat or Coastwatch station with the appropriate authorisation from the station manager. A commemorative certificate is available to all official stations that record their contacts on the website, together with awards for the top individual and club or group stations on each band from 160m to 70cm. To read more about the event visit sosradioweek.org.uk.

Read more – Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2024/05/03/sos-radio-week-now-underway/