24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Special Event Amateur Radio Station

Various sites

Year long, from 24 Jan 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

A special event Amateur Radio Station transmitting throughout the year

DELIVERED BY: Austin Vaughan

The station will transmit from various sites including Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

A special event Amateur Radio Station will be active on various days between Hadrian’s birthday 24th January 2022 and Saturnalia 23rd December 2022. The Offcom licensed radio station will be communicating with Amateur Radio enthusiasts worldwide, transmitting from various sites including Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.

On the HF (shortwave) bands, the signals can reach very far indeed, daily to UK and Europe, quite regularly transatlantic communication is possible and sometimes even as far as New Zealand! Part of the hobby involves people all over the world listening for these distant signals and trying to communicate with them using voice or even Morse Code.The radio station will be communicating with other licensed amateur radio stations all over the world, talking to people from all walks of life to tell them all about Hadrian’s Wall and the 1900th Anniversary of the Wall.

We might also be lucky enough to make the first ever radio contact from the former Roman Frontier to a radio station located in the former capital city of the Roman Empire and we will be sure to announce this if it happens! The stations who make a successful contact with the Hadrian’s Wall event can, on request, receive a QSL card confirming their contact, to keep as a souvenir.

There are also plans to be active via VHF radio which can reach amateur radio stations in the local area and also via internet gateways and repeaters which can connect us to other local areas world wide.

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