Railways on the Air25th September 2021
Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 – the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event.
As an additional activity we propose to camp on DMR talk group 23560 for the duration so that stations can talk with BARAC and other special event stations to check on activity on the bands. That Talk Group is actually the one for North East England and is appropriate given the history of our railways.
The following frequencies for the event are suggested: 3.65, 7.15, 14.25.