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National 999 Day 2018

The National Health Service Amateur radio station GB1NHS teamed up with Burton upon Trent Amateur Radio Club for a special event on Sunday 9th September 2018.  

The event was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in support of the first ever national emergency services workers memorial day (Official 999 day). 

The aim of the day was to celebrate the amazing work of our emergency services colleagues across the country. 

The team are extremely grateful to the National Memorial Arboretum for giving special permission to operate from the Ambulance Service memorial site within the grounds. This was a huge privilege and a very unique opportunity.

Members of the Burton upon Trent Amateur Radio Club were able to demonstrate a range of operating procedures. This ranged from morse code to the latest remotely operated Flex Radio Systems. 

They also operated a special event callsign GB1ESM (emergency services memorial).

Special thanks goes to the following people who played a key role on the day. Burton upon Trent ARC members:

Geoff Newstead G8EKG, Bob McCracken G6EIH, Barry Hardy 2E0ZAI, Gary Coleman M0YIG, Mike White G4HZG and Roger Smith M0RGH. Leicester RAYNET member Bob Owen G7PNG and Pete Sipple M0PSX technical adviser for GB1NHS and Chair of Essex Ham


The greatest thanks however goes to the team at the charity behind the National Emergency Services Memorial (NESM). This team worked tirelessly over a number of years to make this day a reality. They have won the backing of our Prime Minister Theresa May for the event. 

For further information  please visit: Official 999 Day National Memorial Arboretum

For information about amateur radio in Burton upon Trent locality please visit Burton upon Trent ARC.

Updated 20th September 2018.