SOS Radio Week, a nine day long event during which Amateur Radio operators raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), starts on January 23rd, 2010, and ends on January 31st. During that time I will be operating during all my spare time to raise money for this most worthy charity.

On Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th january I will be operating from home between about 09:00 and around 22:00. I will be sharing my station with my son (David, M3LFC), a separately sponsored station and also wanting your calls. Operations will probably be on 2m FM (may try SSB, but my antenna is fixed and pointing South East from my QTH in Ormskirk, IO83NN, SD40) and HF PSK 31 frequencies (may try voice, but I have a hearing problem and I find it difficult to work this mode on HF).

During the week I’ll be operating as time permits as I work during the day and evening Tuesday to Thursday, but on Friday you can find us mobile from around 16:30 to 20:00 from Ormskirk to Llangybi (Gwynedd). On the the Saturday (30th) we’ll be operating with GB6BLB from Barmouth Lifeboat Station and on Sunday (31st) GB0PLB  from Porthmadog Yacht Club.

If you hear me, or my son on the air, then please do come back to us.

There over thirty more stations on the air during SOS Radio Week so there’s plenty to be looking out for. We have stations in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire (Republic of Ireland) as well as a station hoping to operate from a gas rig in the North Sea. You can visit our new Live Status Monitor to see which stations are operating, on what frequencies and obtain further details about the station – including their QSL details).

If you would like to sponsor me then please click over the ‘donate’ button on the Just Giving panel above. All donations, no matter how small, are gratefully received and if you are a UK tax payer then we can reclaim some money from the tax man for your kind donation.

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