Railways on the Air

25th September 2021 0 By 2E0TXE


25th September 2021 - 26th September 2021    
All Day


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.


club.png 55th anniversary Club Station GB0LMR British Railways ARS
club.png Amerton railway M0SPA Staffordshire portable amateur radio club
club.png Ammanford station, Heart of wales line. MW7ARE Jethro Bevan.
club.png Avon Valley Railway GB0AVR North Bristol Amatueur Radio club
club.png Babbacombe Cliff Railway GB4BCR Riviera Amateur Radio Club
club.png Bennerley Viaduct (Great Northern Railway) M1CXF Trevor J Corney
indiv.png Bluebell Railway GB0BR Gavin Keegan
club.png Corris Railway GB1CR Aberystwyth and District Amatuer Radio Society
indiv.png dagenham-dock M0HEM John O’Toole
club.png East Lancashire Railway GB0ELR Bury Radio Society
club.png Eden Valley Railway GB2EVR Eden Valley Railway
indiv.png Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway M0UGX/P Malcolm Street
club.png Epping and Ongar Railway GB0EOR Harlow and District Amateur Radio Society
club.png Hollycombe Steam Collection GB2HSC David Lawrence tooth radio group
club.png Keith and Dufftown Railway GB2KDR Grampian Hilltoppers
club.png Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway GB4LHR Furness Amateur Radio Society
club.png Midsomer Norton GB0SDR South Bristol ARC
club.png Rhonnda and Swansea Bay GB0RSB Wales Digital Radio Group
club.png Ribble Steam Railway GB5RSR Central Lancs Amateur Radio Club
indiv.png St Albans South Signal Box GB0BOX Keith Webster
club.png The Helston Branch Line GB0HBL Poldhu Amateur Radio Club
club.png Waterford Suir Valley Railway EI2WRC/P South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
indiv.png West Somerset Railway (Minehead Station) GB2WSR Richard Newton
club.png Whitrope Heritage Centre GB0WHR Galashiels &DARS
club.png Whitwell & Reepham Station (Midland & Great Northern) GB2MGN Bittern DX Group