Amateur radio station for London
to celebrate the London 2012
Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

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Cray Valley Radio Society forms the core of the 2O12L organisation, though this project is run by a separate sub-committee. CVRS was formed in 1946 and today is a strong and vibrant club with a regular influx of new members. The Club organises Foundation licence, Intermediate and Full licence courses and has a varied programme of activities throughout the year.

 

Avery Hill Scout Activity Centre is the location of 2O12L, by kind permission of Greenwich District Scouts. The site offers plenty of room for the station's antennas, and the scout hall is an excellent venue for demonstrating amateur radio to members of the public.

 

2O12W is our sister station located on Barry Island, near Cardiff in south Wales. Cardiff saw the first Olympic event, the opening of the football competition. This took place two days before the Olympic opening ceremony.

 

GB2012RA is another special event station in the borough of Greenwich to celebrate the Games, this is operated by some friends of ours so please go along and give them your support.

 

Newbury & District ARS have very kindly made two Yaesu Quadra amplifiers available on loan to 2O12L.

 

Chiltern DX Club have kindly loaned us the Yaesu FT450 transceiver which is in use on the 6m station, and a number of CDXC members are on the operating team.

 

British Wireless for the Blind Fund is a charity supported by CVRS, which makes radios available to blind and partially sighted persons.

 

RAIBC the Radio Amateurs Invalid and Blind Club is a charity which helps radio amateurs with disabilities, and helps those interested in the hobby to obtain a transmitting licence.

 

M2000A was the first large-scale special event station organised by CVRS, to celebrate the millennium. This remains the largest special event station ever organised in the UK, making 47,000 QSOs.

 

GB50 was organised in 2002 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The station was located on the North Terrace of Windsor Castle, and was visited by Prince Philip who is patron of RSGB.

 

GB200T in 2005 was the third of the major special event stations organised by CVRS. In the intervening years numerous smaller stations such as GB6MW, GB2AF and GB8ST have also been put on by the team.

 


Radio Society of Great Britain is the national organisation for UK radio amateurs and the project's point of liaison with the UK licensing authority, Ofcom. On 11 July 2012, RSGB opened the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park.

 

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