Posted 28 Jan 2013 — by Alex
Well it never rains….
Sometimes it snows
Other days it blows a gale
That’s the simple tale of gb4lbc this weekend. Our special event station barely made it off the ground. Or rather it nearly did because of the wind. Any wire antennas would have been blown down and would have hurt someone.
So its a shame we didn’t get much air time this weekend but maybe next time.
Better safe than sorry
Posted 23 Jan 2013 — by Alex
Whilst operating the GB4LBC special event station on Sunday we had a very urgent knock on the door. The station manager burst through and announced that the crew were launching for real. We stopped the session immediately and got well out the way.
The crew managed to get the boat into the water in what seemed to be seconds and before long they were out of sight and off to help a struggling fishing boat. It made the sos radio week just that little bit more realistic and hopefully it was just as one off.
Let’s hope that next weekend is not as busy for them but just as busy for us. Our 250 or do contacts, mainly on Sunday, were very much appreciated and thanks to everyone who took the time to answer our calls.
Posted 06 Jan 2013 — by Alex
Just a little reminder than SOS radio week will be on air later on this month. Help to support the volunteers if you can. I will be at GB4LBC in St Bees lifeboat station. For more info on the special event see here
Posted 21 Jan 2012 — by Alex
It been a real pleasure to be operating the GB4LBC special event station for SOS radio week today. With just a long wire and 100w we had our own little pile up which lasted pretty much all day.
The station will be up and running again tomorrow on 40m and hopefully will be just as popular. The Workington and district club (MX0WRC) is operating 3 of the 4 stations in Cumbria
GB1LBC – Silloth
GB2LBC – Workington
GB4LBC – St Bees
GB5LBC – Barrow in Furness
GB5LBC is operated by our friends at Furness ARS and we managed to have a quick QSO during the pile up