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Special Call Sign: GB2MFM. (Military Fixed Monuments). 14/15 Sept 2019

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The club presentation on Fri 6th Sept at 8pm was a prelude to the “GB2MFM” weekend on 14th and 15th Sept.

Following the success of GB2MFM in 2018 we are back again, this time on the 75th anniversary year of D-Day.

Photo at Cold House Fort

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of existing military sites in Essex and Kent by combining it with a public display of amateur radio.

The presentation on 6th Sept by Nigel, M0ICH, will be an encouragement to locate and visit local sites with extra information about the nuclear bunkers of the Royal Observer Corps.

Then, on the weekend of 14th/15th Sept there will be an opportunity for radio amateurs to engage in one of two coordinated activities and we need participation in both to make the event worthwhile.

  1. Operate the “Control” from a WW2 Pill Box at Wat Tyler Country Park, and/or
  2. Go mobile and call-in from (or near) any of the many Military Sites within VHF range (a radius of about 30 miles)

We are hoping the activity will encourage inquiry from the members of the public who will be shown the various radios on display at the Control, including an Army Clansman, shown HF capability and use Morse Code Key.

Photos from top to bottom, all with public access:

  • Pill Box at Wat Tyler Country Park,
  • Radar Tower at Coalhouse Fort
  • Munitions Store at Hadleigh Park
  • Nuclear Bunker nr. Little Burstead

Post Code for Wat Tyler Park: SS16 4UH

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