GB2CL - Clacton Lifeboat

Special Event Station

17-18 July, 1999

The callsign GB2CL has been issued to celebrate 175 years of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the re-launching of the Clacton Lifeboat. This weekend event will take place on the 17th and 18th of July.
QSL cards (donated by Waters & Stanton) will be distributed via the RSGB. Also, sponsorship forms have been distributed to members of the Harlow and District Amateur Radio Club which will help raise money for the RNLI.

If you would like to help sponsor the event then please contact Mark (2E0APH). Contributions can always be made directly to the RNLI.

Click here to see pictures of the event
The event will take place from the Lifeboat Station at the end of Clacton Pier. If the weather isn't kind, we will operate from inside the boat house. As you can imagine, the salt water will provide an excellent ground plane!

Anybody (licensed or otherwise) who is interested in helping out with the event should contact Mark (2E0APH).

Mark (2E0APH) providing talk-in to the Harlow Radio Show.

The opportunity is being taken to give newly licensed amateurs the experience of setting up and operating such an event to help them with their future amateur radio activities. The radios will be operated mainly by novice members of the Harlow And District Radio Amateur Society (G6UT) under the co-ordination of Mark (2E0APH). However, help from others would be greatly welcomed. Guarding the call, and providing HF and full power supervision, will be Keith (G3WRO).

Keith (G3WRO) during novice training at the Harlow club.

FT-1000MP HF

G5RV dipole (donated by Waters & Stanton) for 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m

Operating 2m & 70cm

Co-Linear for 2m & 70cm, Diamond GH6 ground plain vertical for 6m

For further details and enquiries send mail to Mark (2E0APH) via G6UT.

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