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  • Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Titanic - GI100MGY and GI2012MGY

    Two special callsigns will be active from Belfast for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
    GI100MGY will be active from The City Hall, Belfast April 7-10 as part of the councils Titanic 2012 festival. The station will be set up in the council chambers, see http://preview.tinyurl.com/ccecos4

    The station is mentioned on page 27 of the festival programme.
    This programme was distributed free to every home in the Belfast area.

    GI2012MGY will then run from April 12-18 from onboard the SS Nomadic, the last surviving link to the Titanic and the White Star line, see

    The station will be operating mere yards from where the Titanic and indeed the Nomadic where built and where MTV will be staging their Titanic Sounds concert on the April 13.

    The two callsigns are "firsts" for the UK being the first time a regional designator has been allowed to be used as a special event callsign, we expect interest to be huge. GI100MGY will of necessity be a 100w station while GI2012MGY will run the legal limit.

    They will be active on all bands 80 - 10m using CW and SSB, it is unlikely they'll be any digital modes as operating time is short.

    The station operators will be delighted to welcome any locals who want to come and help at these multiclub stations, arguably the most important to ever operate from the province and a wonderful opportunity to showcase amateur radio to the public which is what it's really all about.

    Via SouthGate ARC