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We will be activating GB2HWC from Lyons Copse, Shedfield for JOTA 2016 Friday-Sunday 14th-16th October 2016 and will be looking for as much help as we can muster. There could well be up to 700 Scouts this year. We will be operating from the Pine Lodge.


From Blunsdon Station, near Swindon FLYER Friday-Sunday 23rd-25th September. SN25 2DA Please come and join us. You might get a free ride on the railway if they are feeling generous, which they usually are!

See the Swindon & Cricklade Railway website HERE


Again from St. Mary’s in Fordingbridge FLYER Saturday 10th September. SP6 1BB Please come and join us.


Mills-on-the-Air 2016, May 14th & 15th

With help from members of the Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club we activated Bursledon Wind Mill for the first time in a few years. It was a very successful event and we were able to meet a large number of members of the public on the Sunday.

BERU 2016

The Commonwealth Contest, March 12th & 13th

Entered the contest from my canal narrow-boat ‘Constance’ from a quiet location about 3 miles south of Banbury in rural Oxfordshire.

Not my best entry but fun nevertheless.

See the whole story HERE


Friday, Saturday & Sunday 16-18th October

The erection of the aerials was the easiest I have had, with lots of help from willing fellow amateur radio enthusiasts! JOTA is always a special event and to see the smiles on the faces of the young people is all the reward one needs. See more under the ‘Activations’ button.


This is the website for Amateur radio station Colin G4GBP.

I hope there is something interesting here for you. This is the first web-site I have ever made despite many years in the computer business.


Railways-on-the-Air 2016, September 24th & 25th

With help from Ken G1NCG we activated at Blunsden Station on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.Full Article

Wireless at the Windmill August  2015 - Wilton Windmill, Marlborough. This is the operating position. More pictures in the ‘Gallery’.


Forthcoming Events

The next event in the G4GBP calendar is Mills-on-the-Air - May 13th & 14th from Bursledon Windmill, between Southampton and Fareham, not far from Junction 8 on the M27.

IOTA Lundy Thursday 27th July until Tuesday 1st August. Hopefully we will all meet up at ‘The Rose Salterne’ - JDWeatherspoons in Bideford on the evening of Wednesday 26th July as an opportunity to ‘meet and greet’ our fellow travellers.

I still have ONE place available if anyone is interested, please contact me.

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JOTA 2016, 14th 15th & 16th October at the Pine Lodge, Lyons Copse, Shedfield.

I would never say that you can have too many helpers at a special event station, but this was one of the best from that point of view. Aerials up (eventually) and operating on Friday evening. Mayhem on Saturday and Sunday. Then everything packed away quite quickly on Sunday.Full Article

The non radio-related part of my web-site.