RNLI gets boost due to radio amateurs

MEMBERS of a Scarborough group operated an amateur radio station to raise awareness of the RNLI to radio amateurs worldwide

The Scarborough Special Events Amateur Radio Group supported RNLI SOS Radio Week by putting on air the special station GB4RNLI.

The station operated from Saturday January 22 to Sunday January 30 and during the week the station contacted over 500 different amateur radio stations situated throughout the world, making contact using either speech, morse code or radio teletype where the message is typed and sent as data.

The station was able to pass on greetings from Scarborough and information about the work of the RNLI to the stations contacted and to send them a special card.