Over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd January I will be down in Wales supporting two Amateur Radio groups with their SOS Radio Week operations. On the Saturday and Sunday I will be operating at the Porthmadog and District Amateur Radio Society (PADARS) special event station, GB0PLB, which will be based at the Criccieth Lifeboat Station. […]
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) built twenty-two all-weather Waveney class lifeboats over a twenty-year period starting in 1962 as long-distance rescue vessels. The boats were the first fast (15 knots) lifeboats to see service with the RNLI and were based on an American coast guard vessel design.
The RNLI Zetland Lifeboat Museum is home to the world’s oldest lifeboat and is responsible for saving over 500 lives in her seventy-eight years of service. Built in 1802, at a cost of £200, this 31′ double-ended rowing boat was carriage launched and crewed by between thirteen and twenty volunteer fishermen and pilots from the boat’s […]
Following a visit to Hartlepool today we discovered Filey Lifeboat 37-04, Robert & Dorothy Hardcastle, in a boat yard. She looked in pretty good condition from the outside, if a little faded.
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 […]
David (M3LFC) and myself (G7LFC) are taking part in SOS Radio Week (24th – 30th January). We have been sponsored by many people, some for the event, and by others for each contact we make with another Amateur Radio station. So far David has made about 66 contacts and I have made 59. We have […]