GB2BLE QSL cardGB2 BLE is the special callsign used by the members from South Bristol Amateur Radio Club for their regular holiday to Lundy Island. The 'BLE' stands for Bristol Lundy Expedition.

We normally take an assorted range of radio equipment with us. In 1991 we even had an amateur television station operating from the island. In recent years however, we have tended to bring less equipment.

Lundy Island

2004 Expedition.

During our next trip (19 - 26 June 2004) we should be operational on HF (SSB), 50MHz (FM/SSB) and 144MHz (FM).  This will be the club's 13th visit to the island.

For this trip we are planning to use a two-element beam for 50MHz and a Vertical for 144MHz. For HF we will  use a long wire feeding into an MFJ-949E tuning unit. The rig for HF and 50MHz will be an Icom IC-706 Mk2. For 144MHz a Kenwood TR-751 mobile rig will be used. OK, it's not a great antenna system but it works !

The generator for the island's electrical power is usually turned off shortly after midnight until about 06:00 therefore GB2BLE won't be operational between those times.

Please e-mail me (use button on menu and remove the spam filter) if you would like to arrange a "sked". The preferred operational times for skeds are below:

Sunday June 20th: 2000-2300 UTC

Monday June 21st to Thursday June 24th: 0800-1100 and 2000-2300 UTC

Friday June 25th: 0800-1100 UTC

Lundy Island particulars:

Maidenhead Locator: IO71QD

WAB: SS14

IOTA: EU-120

Latitude: 51° 10' North; Longitude: 4° 40' West.

BY THE WAY...

We have one / two spare places available. Either one person or a couple, (there is a double bed )!  From the Bristol area only please.

You don't necessarily need to be a radio amateur. 

If interested please contact Steven_Nash@Compuserve.com


See the photo galleries.

For those interested, this is where we stayed during our previous trips to Lundy Island:

1990: The Barn

1991: The Quarters

1994: The Quarters

1995: The Barn

1996: Government House

1997: Government House

1998: Old House South + Blue Bung

1999: Old House South + Government House

2000: Government House

2001: Government House + Brambles West

2002: Government House

2003: Government House + Old House South

2004: Government House


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