Humber Fortress DX A.R.C raise money for the R.N.L.I.
On the 2nd – 4th of September, Humber Fortress DX A.R. C
Were planning to travel to spurn point R.N.L.I lifeboat station, with the aim of activating an amateur Radio station and contacting as many radio hams around the world as possible to raise funds for the Lifeboat station.
despite having to hold the event at the club station at Fort Paull, (who kindly let the club members camp out at the Fort)
this was due to the weather and high tides breaching the road to spurn point, scuppering the club’s plans to operate from the lifeboat station itself.
After a call to Ofcom, and realising we could no longer use the special call sign we had obtained (GB2HLS) for the Humber lifeboat station.
We decided instead to use the Humber Fortress DX club call (MXOHFC) and reschedule the event from our radio club, based at Fort Paull.
After arranging sponsors, so we would get the funds raised as intended, we got down to a full weekend at Fort Paull, and Humber Fortress Dx Club commenced a full weekend of radio transmissions on the Amateurs radio bands Worldwide.
Despite this setback, the club achieved over 1500 contacts over the weekend raising £510.00 pounds from members Friends and families of the Humber Fortress DX Radio Club.
After a call to the lifeboat station, a small contingent of the Humber Fortress DX ARC membership, including the chairman Mr Andrew Nielsen G7LRR, Stephen Beedham 2E0NSQ, Sean Waudby M6DBY, Kevin Johnson M6OZY, Trevor Collinson G1TDN, John Baines M0JBA, Charles Storr M6ABY, made the trip to spurn point on 2nd October to present the cheque to
Dave Steenvoorden, superintendent coxswain and crew of the Humber lifeboat station based there.
We enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours at the station meeting and chatting to the lifeboat crews, concluding a job well done and hopefully will be back next year road permitting.
Humber Fortress DX ARC is fully dedicated to raising funds for the RNLI at spurn as long as we are able.
Write up by
Mr Andrew Nielsen
Call sign G7LRR