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GB75JF or GB6DD- commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings during WWII


This will be a joint operation between the Itchen Valley ARC and the Waterside New Forest ARC.

Setup will take place during the evening of Wednesday 5th June in the area delineated in Red.

We will be operating on Thursday 6th June from about 0700-1900.

There will be  chain of South Coast stations all of which are placed at points of historical importance between Torbay and Portsmouth. There will also be French stations on the Normandy Coast and some Belgian stations working from Pegasus Bridge.

We will either be operating as GB75JF. I have GB6DD in reserve if required.

Please contact me with all of your offers of help in the setup and running of this station. Please note that there is an ANPR parking system in operation and I WILL NEED your Car Registration number to allow you free access and parking.

Geoff is organising an exhibition of historical information which will be in a marquee with or beside us.

I expect to arrive Wednesday 5th June about 3pm to start the setup of the station and the support infrastructure.

Those who wish to come from about 3:30 pm will be welcomed.

How to get there:

From Southampton area - take the M27 to Junction 2 and follow the A326 towards Fawley. From the motorway you will pass 8 roundabouts. This will bring you down to Holbury with the Esso Fawley Oil refinery on your left hand side. At the south end of Holbury there is another roundabout where the A326 peels off to the left. Take the right (2nd exit) towards Blackfield. Pass through the villages of Blackfield and Langley and head for Lepe Beach.

As you approach Lepe Beach there is a signed Car Park on the left hand side BEFORE you go down the hill to the beach. Enter the Car Park - your car registration number will have been clocked by the ANPR system. If you are a SATNAV user, the nearest Postcode is SO45 1AD

We will not be allowed (with one or two exceptions) to take out cars beyond the ‘Eastern limit of Car Parking’ as marked on the map above. So, park as near to the eastern end as practical.

Note: There may be others on the site who are not part of our event. Lepe is having their own event during the days before and some groups may still be present.


Arrive Wednesday 5th June 3:30 pm for setup.

This entails - setting up marquee for exhibition, gazebo for operating, gazebo for refreshments, loo tent.

Finding safe/secure position for generator. Running out mains cables to relevant tents.

Raising antenna masts and making secure. Raising antenna(e)

Making site secure for the night. (I will be staying (camping) in one of the tents).

Thursday 6th June - operating from about 0700 until about 1900

2000 onwards, tear down and clear site. All clear by 2200.