British inland Waterways on the Air (Yes theres also something here about APRS messenger)

British inland Waterways on the Air (Yes theres also something here about APRS messenger)

April 10, 2018 0 By mark

I just registered for an event thats will be held in August – British inland Waterways on the Air, and I was the first to register. So the River Hamble is first in the list of registered stations. As I type its also the only one registered, so I might end up talking to myself. But then, thats nothing new is it? πŸ˜‰

you can see the list of stations registered here

For those of you that don’t know much about Amateur radio events, the idea is that you try and contact a participating station, and that station will send you some kind of proof that you had the contact (also known as a QSO). If there are enough registered stations the organisers will have some kind of award or certificate to give out. I plan on creating a QSL card to send out of anyone that contacts or hears me.

What I hope to be doing is operating from a boat on the river somewhere, and move up and down the river during the weekend, stopping at some points and setting up a portable station ashore where passers-by can learn something about the Amateur Radio hobby and also try operating if they want. if not they can just pass by πŸ™‚

I am also going to see if I can set up a second radio and use APRS messenger to have my progress along the river tracked by stations over HF radio during the weekend.

SO I will be combining my hobbies of Amateur Radio and Boating. I might even be able to have a rum or two. That being the case I may also be dressed as a pirate. Pirate Radio. What could possibly go wrong?

Will let you know more as soon as I know πŸ™‚