Organised by the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS), GB6GEO will be active from the English Riviera Global Geopark during the special communications weekend between 9th and 10th June 2018
The special event station will transmit live from Kent's Cavern, Torquay, right in the heart of the English Riviera Global Geopark.
Using a special event callsign, GB6GEO will establish contact with other radio stations around Britain, Europe and the World from the English Riviera Geopark.
GB6GEO will also make contact with radio stations transmitting from within other Global Geoparks. There are other operators around the world using the GEO based callsign as part of the Geoparks Communication Week- end. GB6GEO will establish contact with some of these over the communications event weekend.
For amateur radio stations/SWL's around the world who contacted/heard Geopark stations, the English Riviera Geopark is offering a special commemorative European Geoparks Network radio amateur certificate for contacts with GB6GEO (instant qualifier), or two Geopark stations excluding GB6GEO. (the award will also apply to SWL's on a heard basis). This certificate, is endorsed by our Queen's husband H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, with his own words congratulating the holder.
Certificates will cost UK£4 each, Europe €5 and rest of the world USDs7.
Alternatively certificate holders to be the first in their country to claim the certificate will have an 'FC' suffix following the certificate number. This denotes the first person in their country to claim the 'Geo-parks' award.
These certificate holders will be worth one point towards the basic certificate, that requires two points, or work any five (5) certificate holders.
Certificate Manager/direct QSLs, send to Martin Foster, G3VOF, QTHR or QRZ.com. Please also see QRZ.com for the latest updates. Only log details are necessary.
There is a special glossy high-quality souvenir QSL cards for this event promoting the English Riviera Geopark.
All QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the bureau, or send an SASE in the UK. If you are outside the UK, then please send an addressed envelope and sufficient funds for return postage if you would like a card direct, all QSLs via G3VOF.
Any information required about GB6GEO please contact Martin Foster via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Austria, Australia, China, Norway, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain or Brazil or any country with a Geopark and would like to participate in the Geoparks Communication Festival by putting on a "GEO" callsign please get in touch with G3VOF.
Some other Geopark stations include:
DK6GEO Harz Mountains (Unicorn Cave) Germany
GB2MAC (Marble Arch Caves) N.Ireland
EI2GEO (Copper Coast) Rep of Ireland
J48GEO (Lesvos Is) N.Aegean Is, Greece
YP2GEO (Tara Hateulul) Romania
Main freq's that are used: 3.680MHz, 7.080MHz, 14.180MHz, 21.180MHz, 28.380MHz., and 50.180MHz. GB6GEO will also transmit on 2m FM, and 6m SSB.