Hi, Details of our club "Special Event Station " planned operations. Apologies for any typo's or gaps that may transpire in the format and word wrap. The format when I post out does not seem to be as it appears on my screen when I prepared the message. In view of this I have edited and revised my previous version and trust that this posting gets through OK. Also experienced some of my earlier posts being returned. Regards Ken GW1FKY
Her Majesty's Royal Mint special event. (GB4RME)
Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be operating from "Her Majesty's Royal Mint" located at Llantrisant, South Wales,UK Call sign - GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience ) July 30th - August 5th 2017. Locator: IO81HN WAB:ST08
The hours of operation on a daily basis have been limited, but we expect to operate between 0800 - 1730 hrs GMT. It does restrict operation for satellite and passes in addition of course AO-73 operates in data mode Monday to Friday when illuminated (Auto mode). However on the first day of the event ( Sunday 30th July ) and the last day (Saturday 5th August ) the transponder mode should be available if commanded on. Some satellites may only have early passes on a daily basis and if I cannot get access to our op's room on site, I may have to use a portable set up from the car park
The general other activities of the event and the special call will be on the HF bands using : CW, SSB, DATA RTTY and JT65.
This event will also include an exhibition and demonstrations of "Amateur Radio." For example - How amateur radio is used together with amateur satellites and the ISS, in a role play for education and furthering a career. ( STEM ).
Note also this event also co-incident with the event taking place for "YOTA 2917" ( GB17YOTA ) and should be significant as a prime contact for youngsters participating from world wide. Saturday 5th August is our final day of operation but the first day for the "YOTA GB17YOTA " teams.
This special event station is a world first, operating from within a Mint, and a Royal one of course.
Details about the mint can be viewed at: http://www.royalmint.com/en/the-royal-mint-experience
QSL via GW0ANA, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and ClubLog. There will be a Web page set up for the operation on QRZ.com.
Ken Eaton GW1FKY Member AMSAT-UK, AMSAT NA, RSGB , Barry Amateur Radio Society.