Amateur Radio and the Battle of Trafalgar

200th Anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar.

BREAKING NEWS.....1,578 contacts made on the first day, 17th October, 2005!

To commemorate the bicentenary of The Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805, the Cray Valley Radio Society will be operating a special amateur radio station from The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich for eight days starting on Monday, 17th october, 2005.

The museum opening hours are 1000hrs to 1700hrs, and admission is free. Members of the public will be able to see the radio staion in operation, making shortwave radio contacts with locations all around the world.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to sit down and exchange greetings messages with other amateur radio stations around the UK, and with overseas countries including Gibraltar, Malta, Canada and the USA.

With the approval of the National Maritime Museum, GB200T will also be active outside of public opening hours so that as many radio amateurs around the world as possible have the opportunity of making contact with the station. In total, GB200T will be on the air from 0800hrs (0700z) until 2200hrs (2100z) daily. Outside of public opening hours, the GB200T team will operate 'DX-pedition' style.

Battle of Trafalgar and Ham Radio


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