200th Anniversary of the Humber Lifeboat Station

This Year is the 200th Anniversary of the Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point.

 As part of the celebratory activities HF DX ARC will be putting the lifeboat crew on the air over the weekend of 15th 16th and 17th October 2010 on Amateur bands 20meters 40meters  80meters  SSB  and 2meters VHF  with the Special Call Sign GB2HLS  (Humber Lifeboat Station).

 Humber Lifeboat Crew

 The Humber Fortress DX A.R.C is a new and upcoming club that is all about promoting Amateur Radio in the Hull and surrounding areas based now at Fort Paull.

 “We are now trying to attend as many events in the area to support and promote the hobby.”

 All members of the HF DX ARC are looking forward to the Humber Lifeboat Station Event.

  Being able to give the crew of the lifeboat station a chance to go on the air and talk to amateurs all around the world, about what they do and their life style at the station.

The Humber Lifeboat Station is the only lifeboat station with a full-time crew and it has carried out some outstanding rescues during its 200-year history. One remarkable figure at the station was Coxswain Robert Cross who was awarded two Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, two Bonze Medals and the George Medal.

“Being able to give the opportunity to the crew of the lifeboat station to appear on the air live, and talk to amateurs around the world about their lifestyle and how they work on the 200th anniversary of the station, is an honour for us to host.”


Andy Nielsen (G7LRR)


Humber Fortress DX A.R.C