BiWota 2022

Our intrepid team for the weekends radio event for British Inland Waterways on the Air Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August.

From left-right and representing Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group
Connor Reeve - 2E0EIY
Stefan Latimer - M0OSL
Lyndsay Latimer (me) - M6YMB
Derry White - 2E0RRF

Operating on special event call GB0CJM out of the Great British Car Journey museum.

Equipment used was a Yeasu FT991, 50watt output, through a Trap DiPole (trapped 20/40/80).

We totalled 94 contacts over the weekend over multiple bands. FT8 bore the bulk of the contacts with 51 over the two days (with the majority on the Saturday) and then the remainder being 40 meters (22 contacts by Lyndsay on Sunday afternoon)

Notable contacts included France, Northern Ireland, Eire, The Wirral, Orkney, Torquay and many many more.

We were very pleased to reach so many of the registered BIWotA stations including:

G8EJN - Mike - Great Ouze

GB8ERN - Alan - Upper Lough Erne

2E0TMM - Jim - Driffield Canal

GB0FL - Kevin - Fourteen Locks, Cymbran

We would like to give special thanks to our hosts for the weekend, the Great British Car Journey Museum. We had an utter blast and can’t wait to come back!

Article by Lyndsay Latimer