Biwota 2018

British Inland Waterways on the Air

Saturday 25th - Monday 27th August 2018

The event is open to all Amateurs who are boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, rivers, towpaths, riverbanks for work or recreation. Many clubs and individual Amateurs on or near the UK inland waterways obtain Special Event Station (SES) callsigns. Others operate mobile or portable using their own callsigns. Many more like to contact the BiWota stations. It is also a good chance for WAB enthusiasts to get some rare WAB squares.

The primary bands will be 40m (7MHz) and 2m (144MHz SSB and FM) but all bands will be acceptable.

The aim of the event is to bring together Radio Amateurs who regularly use the waterways to celebrate their hobby and raise awareness of the UK waterways.

Please check out the event Facebook page for current information:

How to Register for the event

If you would like to take part this year could you please email giving, as appropriate, your:

*Callsign (SES, or personal), Club Callsign (if it’s a club station)
*Operators name(s) (or club contact and callsign)
*Boat or Radio Club name
*Station Location inc waterway
*Planned Bands inc days of operation
*Station Maidenhead locator and WAB square (if known)

Registered Stations for 2018

Call Sign

Operator or Contact

Boat Name (If applicable)

Radio Club Name Waterway Point on Waterway

Planned Bands/Days

WAB Locator
M0IAX Mark Bumstead Karendia and Bazinga   River Hamble (Southampton, Hamshire)   40m, 2m and 70cm and

possibly 30m (using APRS Messenger)

(Weekend Operating)

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GB8BRM Paul Lewis Mi1AIB + XYL Sharon, 2I0SHZ     Ballyronan Marina, North West shore of Lough Neagh, Northern Ieland  

Primarily HF SSB, Data modes and V/UHF may also be used. 

(Saturday,Sunday, Monday Sunday limited to PM) 

OTHER: This site also qualifies to activate Worldwide Flora Fauna location, GIFF-0030

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