St. Patrick Day special event station GB1SPD
The West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club (WTARC) will be taking part in the St. Patrick Day celebrations on Monday 17th March 2014 in Omagh,
The club will be running a special event station using the call signGB1SPD. We will be situated on the top floor of the Strule Arts Centre, which is in the town centre.
We will have radios and antennas erected. We will be operating on HF, VHF/UHF, Echo Link and Digital Modes.
The club will be operating between 11am & 5pm inclusive.
If you are interested or would like to see and hear amateur radio in operation then this is your opportunity.
A special QSL card is being designed for the event; all contacts will receive the special QSL card.
Around 17,280 people live in Omagh town and the town is now, with the exception of Derry/Londonderry, the second largest town in the west of Northern Ireland. It is the County town of Tyrone. Located where the Camowen and Drumragh rivers come together to form the Strule, the town is said to owe its origins to an abbey founded in 792 AD.
Omagh is situated 70 miles from Belfast and 34 miles from Derry/Londonderry and is the perfect launch pad to explore the beauty of the local countryside and an ideal stopover for visitors travelling to and from the Republic of Ireland.
John 2IØOMAPro Officer