Belgian Maritime Amateur Radio Society
Were you in the Royal Navy, Marines, Merchant Navy, Fishery Fleets , Marine-cadets or have been employed in Maritime shore-based service?
If so you an become a member of BMARS
The Belgian Maritime Amateur Radio Society whose call-sign is 0N4BRN.
is associated with BMARS
The address of both stations is
The International Submarine –event ( from the Russian Foxtrot Submarine in Zeebrugge, the Lighthouse and Light-ship (from the lightship Westhinder also in Zeebrugge) the lighthouse “Lange Nelle” ) are some of the yearly Special Event Stations that we operate. We have been granted special permission to use those locations.
During the Belgian Navy Days we also operate from there and are QRV on all bands and this year we will participate in the Special Event “Oostende voor Anker “.
Together with our sister societies:
we participate in the yearly
International Naval Contests in
CW and SSB.
more our members join in all different
Naval Nets promoting
World-wide Maritime friendship.
a matter of fact it is not easy , not to say impossible to
become a member of those societies
if one has no Naval connections and the admission rules are
, however feels that many radio-amateurs who do not have a naval
background but who are extremely interested in maritime matters would
be eager to belong to such a Society and be able to operate as a full
member of a maritime society at one of those special events.
our Annual General Meeting in November 2000, the BMARS –members have
changed their rules so that Radio-amateurs who can prove their
dediction to the maritime world can now become members.
one can show three maritime awards or can proof (log-book) that they
have logged in on a regular basis in one of the maritime nets (at
least 40 times in a period of two years) they can apply to join.
Radio-amateurs who are not (as yet) permitted to work the diametric bands can also apply for they can work those awards as SWL. The same rules apply for SWL,s .
that those radio-amateurs with naval backgrounds do not have to
fullfill those rules.
can you hear Naval Nets?
you wish to become a member of BMARS, or desire more information
the Secretary ON4CBM or the Chairman ON4CJJ
Moerkerksesteenweg 275 – B-8310 Brugge 3
Luc Danneels - De Klerckstraat 49 - B-8300 Knokke-Heist