Daily Archives: September 21, 2010

A bit more for this weekend – Rail on the Air

I draw to your attention that the West Bromwich Central Radio Club will on Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th September 2010, be establishing a radio station at Brownhills West between the hours of 9am – 4pm (subject to favourable weather), on the grassed area between platforms 2 & 3, as part of a “Railways on the Air” [ROTA] event covering approx 22 heritage railways throughout the country.


Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 – the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event.

This year, the event will take place on the weekend of the 25th – 26th of September.

The following are suggested frequencies for this year’s event: 3.65, 7.12, 14.12.

Stations for the 2010 event

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club.png Amman Valley Railway GB0AVR St.Tybie Amateur Radio Society
club.png Battlefield Line Railway – Shackerstone Station GB4BLR HARES Hinckley Amateur Radio & Electronics Society
club.png Blaenavon Heritage Railway GB0BHR Hoover ARC/Jimmy Sneddon
indiv.png Bluebell Railway GB 50 BR Gavin Keegan
club.png Chasewater Railway GB8CR West Bromwich Central Radio Club
indiv.png Corris Railway GB2CR Derek Morrison Smith
club.png Crewe Heritage Centre GB4CHC Crewe Heritage Centre ARS
club.png East Somerset Railway GB2ESR Weston-Super-Mare Radio Society
club.png Eden Valley Railway GB2EVR Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club
club.png Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway GB0GWR Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association
indiv.png Hollycombe Steam Collection GB2HSC D.Lawrence
club.png Isle of Wight Steam Railway GB4IWR Brickfields ARS
club.png Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway GB2LHR Furness Amateur Radio Society
club.png Lappa Valley Railway GB0LVR Newquay And District Amateur Radio Society
club.png Lincolnshire Wolds Railway GB2LWR Grimsby ARS
indiv.png Middleton Railway Leeds 2E0 NKF Stephen Harrison
club.png Monkwearmouth Station Musuem GB4MSM Northeast Special Events Group
club.png Normaby Park Railway GB2NPR Brigg and District Amateur Radio Club
club.png Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust GX3ERD/P Derby & D.A.R.S.
indiv.png Railway Preservation Society of Ireland GB2STI Railway Preservation Society of Ireland Group
club.png Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway GB2RER Furness Amateur Radio Society
club.png Ribble Steam Railway GB5RSR Central Lancs. Amateur Radio Club
indiv.png Stainmore Railway Company GB2KSE Dave Greenhalgh
indiv.png The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) GB0GCR John Akinin & Friends
club.png The Helston Branch Line GB0HBL Poldhu Amateur Radio Club
club.png The North Norfolk Railway – Holt Station GB2NNR Bittern DX Group
club.png Waverley Route Heritage Association GB0WRH Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society
club.png Westlancs Railway GB4WLR Preston ARS
indiv.png Whitwell & Reepham Railway GB0WRR Alan Dale (Notre Dame ARC)