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Otley Amateur Radio Society is 50 this year.

Otley Amateur Radio Society Celebrates Golden Anniversary

This year sees the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Otley Amateur

Radio Society.

The highlight of the celebrations will be two events over the weekend of 29th and 30th of August 2015.

The home of the Society –  “The Shack” at Clifton Village Hall on Newall Carr Road, Otley will be open to the public from 10.00 – 17.00 on both days.

The venue will be hosting a special event station, using the callsign GB5ORS, which will be operating over the whole weekend making contacts worldwide (band conditions permitting). There will be displays depicting the history of the society together with a wealth of information about what the society does and amateur radio in general. There will also be, at times, the opportunity for visitors to go “on air” and use a radio for themselves.

Members will be on hand throughout, to answer questions about amateur radio and the society.

In addition, the society will be operating the GX3RCM mobile promotional unit on the Chevin above Otley (due to be in Surprise View car park on Otley Chevin ( opposite The Royalty Public House) . This is a trailer designed to take amateur radio to the public and has many displays and information.

The set up also includes a number of live radio and satellite communications sets and will be demonstrating these to the public.

It is also our hope to have a S.O.T.A. (Summits on the Air ) team available with whom we will be making contact during the course of the weekend.

We do know that there are a few original (founder) members still in the area and it is our dearest wish to be able to welcome them to the events of the weekend – we hope they will be pleased with what we’ve done with “their” society over the years.

If you have any questions about the event, please email or visit the anniversary page of the website.


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