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 Please note – IRCs are now no longer valid in the UK.

Burns Supper with a difference

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Every Burns Supper has its own special form and flavour, though there are probably more similarities than differences among these gastro-literary affairs. Individual tastes and talents will determine the character of your Burns Supper. Some celebrants may contribute the composition of original songs or poems; some may excel at giving toasts or reciting verse; while others may be captivating storytellers. A particular group of celebrants will, over time, develop a unique group character which will distinguish their own skills in the form of erecting aerials while drinking whisky and to make it very stealth.

We started off on a whim, without any notion of traditional form, other than the idea that we would get Kevin 2E0KVK on the 160m Band before we drink whisky (not necessarily in that order).

With a little bit of planning anyone and every thing(well, almost anyone) was in place to erect Kevin’s Aerial and have a Burns Night celebration to boot. All that’s needed is a place to gather (gracious host Mr Kevin 2E0KVK), plenty of haggis and neeps to go around (splendid chefs Valerie M6OGK and Kevin 2E0KVK), the master of ceremonies (foolhardy once again Kevin mine host), friendly celebrants (you and your drouthy cronies), and good Scotch drink to keep you warm (105 rings a bell). With these ingredients, at least a few celebrants will be able to make prattling fools of themselves, trying to do justice to the words and spirit of Robert Burns.

And if everyone brings along a wee dram then each, in turn, may become an object of mirth and amusement to the gathered throng.

Be prepared to enjoy yourself beyond all expectation. With good cheer and gay company we all may, in short, be able to ring in the Bard’s birthday fou rarely.
I’ve found that most people, although they may be unaware of it, love to attend Burns Suppers as we all did at Kevin’s.

With casting lines over tall trees and placing matching units at the base of an inverted L to elevating radials this was all done on the cold rainy day of Burns Super.