CARC is pleased to have been granted use of the GB70E special event callsign on SSB for both 19th and 26th of June. We will be operating the club shack on both days and encourage all members to take a turn at the microphone for what promises to be two very enjoyable days on the air.
Her Majesty The Queen
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, and is a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the British Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.
Her Majesty continues to carry out a full programme of engagements, from visits to charities and schools, to hosting visiting Heads of State, to leading the nation in Remembrance and celebratory events.
The Queen sees public and voluntary service as one of the most important elements of her work. She has links – as Royal Patron or President – with over 600 charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations. These vary from well-established international charities to smaller bodies working in a specialist area or on a local basis only. Of course, the Queen’s husband HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, was patron of the RSGB until his death in 2021.
The RSGB is very pleased to join with the radio amateurs throughout the Commonwealth and the World to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen’s exceptional reign.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.
Special Event Stations
RSGB Special Special Event Stations are being activated from the four UK Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
The UK regulator Ofcom, has licensed some special call signs that will be active only during June 2022, including from 2-5 June 2022, which is Jubilee Holiday celebration weekend in the UK.
Operation will be on multiple bands and modes. Some of the Special Event amateur stations will be open to the public. Please check the QRZ.com pages for each call sign for details of activations.
Full details of the RSGB celebrations can be found on our website.
QSOs with the Special Event Stations will count towards our Award 70 program.