The club are proud to be associated with the Science Museum in supporting their events at the Science Museum Wroughton.
After negotiation with the Science Museum, OFCOM and RSGB, it was agreed that the club could hold a ”Notice of Variation” against the club callsign G8SRC allowing the use of the special event callsign GB2SM, steeped in historical significance for the Science Museum at Kensington.
The NoV allows the use of the callsign by the club at special events held by the Science Museum at their site at Wroughton, near Swindon.
The call was first established by the RSGB at the Kensington site in 1955 where a permanent radio facility was established. Many thousands of visitors, amateurs and public alike, must have visited and indeed used the station during its thirty odd years of existence, and many amateurs rue its passing to this day.
Here is a QSL card proudly held by club member Frank, G3JOT.
Our next event at Wroughton is the ”Festival of Innovation” on 12th/13th September. We intend to run a variety of stations to demonstrate various aspects of amateur radio to the public and hopefully prospective licence holders.
QSL will be via the bureau to our QSL manager, M5CBS.
Please see the Science Museum website, for further details.