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Background to GB50

Windsor Castle is the perfect location for this high profile, prestigious event.

Not only will it celebrate a landmark in British history, it will provide an opportunity to establish an amateur radio station that is of national and international importance one that will raise the profile of amateur radio in the British Isles, and will attract young people to the hobby.

GB50 Committee at RSGB HQBoth organising societies are well qualified to undertake this prestigious project.

B.B.R.C. operated from Windsor Castle in 1977 during the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

In January and February 2000, C.V.R.S. organised the M2000A station at Greenwich to celebrate the Millennium. This was done in conjunction with English Heritage and the London Borough of Greenwich and was the most successful special event station of all time. In the two months of operation 48,000 contacts were made with 202 different countries in all parts of the world.

The M2000A team form the core of the GB50 operation and will be able to bring their expertise to Windsor Castle for the Golden Jubilee.

An operation on the size and scale of GB50 is not undertaken lightly. The operation has several main aims:
  • Offer many thousands of radio amateurs around the world the opportunity to contact Windsor Castle during the Golden Jubilee celebrations
  • Provide worldwide publicity for Windsor
  • Provide local, national and international media coverage of amateur radio in the UK
  • Demonstrate amateur radio to the public and offer visitors the opportunity to enrol in courses to become radio amateurs

Join us at Windsor Castle and on the air.