Coalhouse Fort Easter Activation

The Coalhouse Fort Radio Society was active over the Easter weekend from the historic Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, Essex.

The fort, which dates back to 1861, was a key defensive stronghold protecting London, and is now a military museum. When the museum is opened to the public, local amateurs activate the station under the callsign GB1CHF.

Essex Ham visited the GB1CHF shack on Monday the 21st of April 2014 to check out the team’s set-up, which at the time of the visit was showing visitors to the fort the joys of SSTV on 20m, and having a crystal-clear chat with ex-pat operators in the Algarve, whilst explaining what the hobby is all about.