GB0FP gets underway

The Humber Fortress events team gets underway for International Museums weekend with the call sign GB0FP.

Friday saw Sean M0SLY and Andy G7LRR turned up early at Fort Paull to start setting up the antenna farm, this starts with putting up 2 x 15m Scam masts spaced around 50m apart.

Once the mast was in place, Paul M6XPW turned up with Kevin M0KVK, to help but the wire aerials’ up this year we have gone for a 20m delta loop, 40m ¼ wave vertical , 40m delta loop.

Once the aerials are setup the Mobile shack was put in place and the radio setup,

This year we went for just one station, outside and we have the main station inside the Club house,.

The fun started at around 5pm with inter G contacts been made on 40m , when switching to 20m the DX and fun started.

Satarday morning see the guys getting ready for the rest of the weekend.

Here are few pics of what is going on so far.

And here is Video done kindly be one of the Members

Blackburn Beverley 24th – 31st March

Blackburn Beverley the Anniversary of this unique aircraft located at Fort Paull using GB0BB callsign from our Club House within the grounds of Fort Paull.

The club will be activating the callsign GB0BB, from Fort Paull. The event is to celebrate the 11th anniversary of this, the last surviving aircraft of its type residing in the grounds of the Fort.

If anyone has any pictures relating to a Blackburn Beverley aircraft, then we would be pleased to receive a copy through this

Guest Operators from far and wide are as always welcome to our activations. If you wish to stop over, then for a small fee, over night camping is available. All monies raised are used in the renovation of Fort Paull. The Fort receives NO funding from any organisation.
There is a cafe on site, and plenty of toilet facilities, and for those visiting the club, a hot drink is usually in order.

A special QSL card is available for those that work the station.

 

The plane was originally built at British Aerospace in Brough and made its final flight into Paull Aerodrome just outside the village, it remained there for ten years before being moved to the Beverley Army Museum where it was a focal point for visitors for several years. When the museum closed a bid was made by the Fort to purchase the aircraft. The bid was subsequently successful and in 2004 the Beverley returned home to Paull and opened to the public after re-assembly in 2005.

The staff at Fort Paull are extremely proud of this acquisition and are determined to preserve not just the fabric of the aircraft but also its history. Inside the aircraft you will find information regarding the history of the Blackburn Beverley and this specific aircraft in particular, you can also look around its massive frame and see just how much the plane could carry.

No visit to the Fort is complete without looking at the Blackburn Beverley.

Lot of info about the history of the XB259 can be found HERE

QSL Info:

Bureu is free / Direct via the QSL manager (G1TDN) with a S.A.S.E (UK) or $2 to cover postage. Please note – IRCs are now no longer valid in the UK.