THE BIG EVENT IN 2015
2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. We have been granted permission to use GB800MC from 20th May to 16th June from Carleton Community Centre.
Unfortunately we were not on the air as often as we wanted. but we made 1460 contacts with 92 DXCC entities. 1030 CW, 265 SSB, 143 PSK31 and 22 FM contacts, using 2,10,15,17,20,30,40,80 and 160 M bands. LOTW and eQSL all uploaded. Back on the air throughout November to 4th December.
GB4SL Space Lectures (See their Web Site)
Two speakers in 2015, and 2 SESs
The first was from 1st April for 25 days to mark the visit of Colonel Eileen Collins, the first woman to command and pilot the Space Shuttle.
An excellent talk from Eileen Collins. She’s also a radio amateur.
To mark the visit of yet another Apollo astronaut to give a talk at Carleton Community High School. This time it was Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 & 13), 31st October. SES ran from 1st October for 28 days.
Next year, Gene Cernan, the last Apollo astronaut to walk on the moon will visit Pontefract. SES to run from March-April. Talk (all tickets SOLD!) 9th April
GB0YD Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Day. Station operated from Ilkley Moor Bart’at 1st August. QSL cards sent on receipt (Buro or Direct) Also eQSL & LOTW.
GB4BOB Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain First 3 weeks of September.75th anniversary year.
GB2TFF (GB 2 The Final Frontier)
A special event station to mark the visit of Tim Peake to the International Space Station. From Mid December for 28 days.
One-Off and Old Calls
GB6CG Chequerfield Guides Up to 2003
GB0FPS 1st Pontefract Scouts October 2004
GB0BUZZ Visit of Buzz Aldrin to Pontefract March 2008
GB1JRC Pontefract Junior Radio Club January 2009
GB1SS One Small Step (Apollo 11) July 2009
GG100FEV Guide Centennary Featherstone February 2010
GG100UG Guide Centennary Upton Guides February 2010
GG100AG Guide Centennary Ackworth Guides October 2009/10
GB0PCP Opening Pease Park Pontefract May 2010
All QSL cards will be sent via the RSGB bureau, but only on receipt of your card. LOTW and eQSL confirmations will be sent out after the events.
Anyone wishing to QSL direct, please send a SAE (or addressed envelope with $2) to G0BPK.