RADARS OPEN DAY - 17th March 2001
A really enjoyable day which I hope we can repeat in the not too distant future
The 'Special Event' callsign
- GX0ROC was used during the event and QSL cards will be sent to all contacts.
QSL cards should be sent to G0ROC via the bureau or direct to our QSL manager,
Article in the Rochdale Observer, Wednesday March 21st, 2001.
RADARS, the Rochdale & District Amateur Radio Society held a very successful 'Open Day' on Saturday, 17th March and would like to thank all those who took part and supported the event
The live demonstrations of modern Amateur Radio included an amateur TV outside broadcast station transmitting full colour video, local voice communication on the Microwave, UHF and VHF bands and short wave communication on the HF bands with many contacts made throughout the world. All stations contacted during the event will receive a QSL card, which is a written confirmation of the contact. There was also a demonstration by RAYNET, the radio amateur emergency communication network, of an emergency field station, together with poster displays of recently supported events. Other demonstrations included hands-on operation of modern short-wave radio equipment, computer monitoring of aircraft and satellites and operation of a high power, computer controlled, optical astronomical telescope.
The open day was part of the National Science
Week program of events, which aimed to promote scientifically related interests
and was sponsored in our case by the Radio Society of Great Britain, whose
patron is HRH Prince Phillip.