to celebrate St. Andrew's Day weekend, promote the Wallace Monument and Stirling, raise awareness of the hobby and club
The main station will be QRV on 40m through to 2m from the base of monument. We originally planned to be QRV from the top for the entire 2 days but were advised against it due to the anticipated large crowds visiting (free entry weekend). Therefore we will be QRV for a very limited 1.5 hour slot on HF and VHF from the top crown of the monument on both mornings from 09:00 before the doors open.
We plan to demonstrate various aspects of radio communications to the public from airband, voice (telephony), morse code, data modes (computers and radios together)
Come along and visit us on-site, it's free entry all weekend, or listen out for us on all bands over the weekend.
Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th,
09:00 until 17:30ish.
GRID = IO86AD93
WAB = NS89
OS NGR = NS809955
CASHOTA = GM5000
QSL info: we are offering 2 cards:
1. limited edition bespoke card for QSOs made from the top of the monument
2. bespoke card for all other QSOs made from the monument base shack.
Here's a preview of them both to the right....
If you would like either of these special event GB0SA cards then please let us know during the QSO or email us to request one (via bureau) or eQSL us.
Some idea of the views and exposure
at the top crown of the monument
We sincerely wish to thank Ken Thomson (Marketing & Media Manager for Stirling District Tourism) and Ian Anderson (Monument site Manager) for granting us permission to operate the special event station and for support/help in advertising our club and the hobby.