Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blackburn Beverley weekend 2013

29th – 31st March

Blackburn Beverley week-end. 8th Anniversary of this unique aircraft located at Fort Paull using GB0BB call sign from our Club House within the grounds of Fort Paull.

Hi all.

The Humber Fortress DX ARC will be activating GB0BB on the weekend of the 29th till 31st March 2013 from FORT PAULL, EAST YORKSHIRE where our club station is located to celebrate the 8th anniversary of this unique aircraft (the last remaining one of it’s type in the world) which is located here at Fort Paull.

We welcome operators/guest’s far and wide to our activations, those with campers/tents, we can accommodate for a very small overnight fee which go’s to the renovation fund at Fort Paull as this receives NO funding from any organizations.

There are toilet facilities and the radio club can do hot drinks etc…
A special QSL card will be available for all stations worked over the weekend showing the Blackburn Beverley in all it’s splendor.

To obtain your QSL card,  please send a SSAE to the QSL Manager, G1TDN

IRCs are no longer Valid in the UK.
Anybody who wishes to attend be it for a day or the full weekend, then please contact our events co-coordinator (Mr Bob Lane)

Details may be found at the following web sites

Bob Lane (Events Co-ordinator).
Humber Fortress DX ARC.

Fort Paull museum.

The plane was originally built at British Aerospace in Brough and made its final flight into Paull Aerodrome just outside the village, it remained there for ten years before being moved to the Beverley Army Museum where it was a focal point for visitors for several years. When the museum closed a bid was made by the Fort to purchase the aircraft. The bid was subsequently successful and in 2004 the Beverley returned home to Paull and opened to the public after re-assembly in 2005.

The staff at Fort Paull are extremely proud of this acquisition and are determined to preserve not just the fabric of the aircraft but also its history. Inside the aircraft you will find information regarding the history of the Blackburn Beverley and this specific aircraft in particular. You can also look around its massive frame and see just how much the plane could carry.

No visit to the Fort is complete without looking at the Blackburn Beverley.

Lots of information about the history of the XB259 can be found at



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New project room well underway

As promise some photos the room is well underway now and the progress has gone really well.

Thank you to all that turned out for the weekends to make it happen at last.

Our project manager for this was Mr Bob Lane M0RWL without Bobs input this would have never got started cheers Bob from all at the Club for your hard work and chasing about.

Some photos



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Construction has begun….

Yes, Construction has begun on the new Project room at the Fort. The aim is to have a dedicated area where club members can work on antennas, radios, or anything else to that matter with out impeding the comfort of the others in the club.

This project has suffered several setbacks since its inception, notably from the weather – the severe lack of anything like nice weather over the last 6months, but now things are changing and a couple of skilled workers are beavering away constructing a nice environment that we can be rightly proud of.

If the weather remains good, there should be a good photo opportunity by next weekend were we will be able to show off the hard work of several dedicated people.

More to follow….

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To help celebrate the centenial of the formation of the RSGB, the club will be activating the Call Sign “G100RSGB” during the month of March on the following dates: 1st, 5th, 8th and 12th March 2013. We intend to be active throughout the noted dates, and hopefully working on which ever Bands are open to UK operations.

When the club is transmitting, the club camera will be active so that you can monitor who it is that you are talking too at the other end of the ether.

Logs for the Special Event Station will be submitted within 24hrs of the end of the activation to the RSGB who will then upload them onto their online log.

We look forward to working as many people as we can with the SES, but please be patient. We will get around to you when we can, and WILL look out for QRP stations.

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