Transmission 2001

This is the third year that the Harlow And District Amateur Radio Society has participated in this charity fund raising event.  Operating using the club callsign M5BUT we managed 38 contacts over the two days, talking to local Transmission 2001 stations as well as telling the world what we were about with contacts into the United States, Europe and Japan.  Our sponsorship this year is, once again, around the 200 mark.  Thanks to all involved, especially those club members, employees of RiverSoft Uk Ltd and Intercai Mondiale Ltd who so generously supported the cause.

Chris (M5IMI) operating the FT1000MP

Lorna (2E1HKD) raising the mast

Yagi stack

Alex (M1EPR) posing

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund was founded by a British soldier, Capt. Sir Beachcroft Towse (VC KCVO CBE) blinded in action during the Boer War.  On Christmas afternoon in 1929 Winston Churchill helped launch the Fund when  he gave an impassioned appeal for money to buy wireless sets.  At the time a reliable radio cost just 2, today they cost a lot more.

In his recent appeal on behalf of the Fund Richard Baker (OBE RD) said:
The slogan of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, "Keeping blind people in touch with the world," summarises the work and objective of the Fund. We should never forget that the onset of blindness is so often accompanied by a considerable feeling of isolation and loneliness.  If something as simple and everyday as a radio set can help make such a difference, which I know it truly does, then surely it must not be denied.

Our Log Book

Saturday 15th September 2001

CallSign HHMMSS Mode Frequency RST out RST in Notes
M0AIJ 094404 SSB 144.320 55 52 25w Charlie in Milton Keynes
G4YBN 094734 SSB 144.320 59 59 25w Iain in Harlow
G6BDV 095731 SSB 50.140 59 59 10w Rob in Harpenden
G7RBR 100638 SSB 50.140 59 59 10w Jason in High Wycombe
M5WAD/P 102037 FM 145.400 59 59 25w Alan in Harlow
M5BIL/P 102823 FM 145.400 55 55 25w Bill in Bishop's Stortford
JA1UTQ 105535 SSB 21.210 55 55 100w Katsu near Tokyo
JE1LET 111318 SSB 21.220 59 59 100w Masa in Tokyo  (no QSL)
GB2FB 111710 SSB 21.240 55 55 100w Cray Valley Club - Transmission 2001
DL/OH3GE/M 114614 SSB 14.287 59 59 100w Klaus near Munichen
UR0VX/P 114933 SSB 14.255 59 59 100w Alex in Alexandria, Ukraine
GB2FB 140029 SSB 144.290 59 59 25w Bernard at Cray Valley Club - Trans 2001
YL800CW 141344 SSB 21.277 59 59 100w Larry (qsl via yl3cw)
G6BDV 141927 SSB 144.315 59 59 25w Rob in Harpenden
GB2FB 142324 SSB 21.280 59 59 100w Cray Valley Club - Trans 2001 (qsl via g4dsi)
ZB2FX 142626 SSB 21.286 59 59 100w Martyn in Gibraltar (qsl via g3rfx)
KA4POY 143810 SSB 21.295 59 57 100w Jack in Kentucky
WM1O 152014 SSB 21.295 59 57 100w Michael in  New York
K5MS 152109 SSB 21.295 59 57 100w Bob in Lousianna
K1QS 152137 SSB 21.295 59 59 100w Walt in Maine
US0AK 152201 SSB 21.295 59 56 100w Alex in Sumy, Ukraine
NP3K 152228 SSB 21.295 59 59 100w Charlie in Florida
V31PC 152320 SSB 21.295 59 54 100w Don in Belize
M1EPR/M 153217 FM 145.450 59 59 25w Alex in Harlow
2E1GZY/M 153644 FM 145.450 59 59 25w Alex in Harlow
M1EPR/M 154042 FM 433.450 59 59 25w Alex in Harlow
W1AQ 154851 SSB 21.200 59 59 100w Gil in Rhode Island
ES5GI 160650 SSB 21.200 59 59 100w Toivo in Estonia

Sunday 16th September 2001

CallSign HHMMSS Mode Frequency RST out RST in Notes
VE1RX/M 141750 SSB 21.280 59 55 100w Tim in Nova Scotia
RU3GF 150454 SSB 21.238 59 59 100w Dee in Moscow
9H3AAG 151351 SSB 21.250 59 59 100w Sietse in Malta (qsl via PA3BLS)
RA6AU 152651 SSB 21.250 59 59 100w Vasili near Black Sea
T97V 153122 SSB 21.295 59 59 100w Vlad in Central Bosnia
9K2USA 154245 SSB 21.295 59 59 100w Mosad in Kuwait
W6AFA 160236 SSB 21.295 59 59 100w Alex in Los Angeles
2E1HKD/M 161927 FM 433.400 59 59 25w Lorna in Harlow
M1EPR/M 162048 FM 433.400 59 59 25w Alex in Harlow
M5IMI/M 162256 FM 433.400 59 59 25w Chris in Harlow

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