GB8LD – Lancashire Day

GB8LD – Lancashire Day

On November 27th, Lancashire Day, Lancastrians celebrate all that is great about their amazing county and toast Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Lancaster. This year the Quantum Technology Club established an Amateur Radio special event station using the callsign GB8LD. During the event they promoted Lancashire Day throughout the "real" county of Lancashire; that's the original county that includes great towns and cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Southport, Bolton, Wigan and the southern end of what is now known as Cumbria. GB8LD Logbook & QSL cards You can view all of the stations that were worked on the GB8LD on-line logbook. Please do visit it to see if your contacted is listed. All the stations worked received an eQSL card. If you don't have an eQSL account then pop over there, set up an account and get all the other QSL cards that are waiting for you too. GB8LD at Booths in Burscough In 2016 the station was run in the Booths Supermarket in Burscough where...
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JOTA – Quantum’s first amateur radio special event station

JOTA – Quantum’s first amateur radio special event station

Members of Quantum were down in Porthmadog over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October 2016. Derek (G7LFC), Rebecca (M6BUB) and Alison (M6COV) worked with Simon (MW0GSR), a Scout leader at the 1st Porthmadog Scout Group, to run a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) amateur radio special event station. What is JOTA? JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) is an opportunity for Scouts to learn about new technologies and gain their Communicator's badge by making contact with other JOTA stations and Amateur Radio operators around the world. This is the second time that the family team of amateur radio operators from Ormskirk will have travelled south to assist the Scout group. In 2015 they had a great weekend working with the Scouts who were all extremely grateful for the efforts that were put in to making the event so memorable and so much fun. About the JOTA station The station used the special event callsign GB5PSJ (Porthmadog Scouts Jamboree) and operated with the Scouts between 10:00 and 16:00 on...
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