Forthcoming Events – August 2020

Forthcoming Events.

A lot of things have changed since the lock down began. Most events seem to have been cancelled. However, there are some forthcoming events that currently are still scheduled to go ahead.

British Inland Waterways on the Air

Saturday 29th – Monday 31st August 2020

The event is open to all Amateurs who are boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, rivers, towpaths, riverbanks for work or recreation. Even lakes and reservoirs that are used for recreation uses classify as an inland waterway, so there are many places for activating. Many clubs and individual Amateurs on or near the UK inland waterways obtain Special Event Station (SES) callsigns. Others operate mobile or portable using their own callsigns. Many more like to contact the BiWota stations. It is also a good chance for WAB enthusiasts to get some rare WAB squares.

The primary bands will be 40m (7MHz) and 2m (144MHz SSB and FM) but all bands will be acceptable.

The aim of the event is to bring together Radio Amateurs who regularly use the waterways to celebrate their hobby and raise awareness of the UK waterways.

Churches and Chapels on The Air

Saturday 12th September 2020

​The date for Churches and Chapels on The Air CHOTA 20​20 is Saturday 12th September 2020. Please put the date in your diary and start making your plans for your station – if you haven’t done so already. Then, as soon as you can, contact John G3XYF and copy in the webmaster at wacralweb @

CHOTA 20​20 – Saturday 12th September

Approximate times for operation: 10:00 to 16:00 Local time

Best frequencies for inter UK working between 7.140 – 7.180MHz SSB

Railways On The Air

26 – 27 September 2020

RSGB 2020 Convention Online

Saturday 10th October 2020

In response to the UK’s continuing social distancing regulations, the RSGB Convention Committee has changed the arrangements for the Society’s Convention on 9-11 October. Instead of the physical Convention in Milton Keynes, the Society is instead holding an online Convention on Saturday 10 October. Whether you’re a new licensee or have been enjoying amateur radio for many years there will be a range of topics from expert speakers that you can enjoy free throughout the day. The RSGB will announce further details of the presentations and how to take part over the coming weeks

The RSGB 2020 Convention Online is again proudly sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons.


Saturday 28 November 2020


St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.

Doors open to the public at 10.15am, with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50, under 12s free. Pitches are £5 if you have your own table or £10 with a table provided. Guest Speaker from Create:Oldham, the creative and technology hub. Refreshments are available including bacon and sausage butties. Details from Robert, M0NVQ, on 0777 811 3333 or

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