GB23C Special Event Station to Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla
Cray Valley Radio Society organised a flagship amateur radio station GB23C located in the Monument Gardens of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The site for the station was next to the historic sailing ship ‘Cutty Sark’.
Club members operated the station around-the-clock once the radios, antennas an exhibition areas had been set up at 6pm on Wednesday 3 May. The stations were on the air through to the early hours of the morning of Tuesday 9 May.
Operation was from a marquee with two towers supporting antennas for HF (3.5MHz to 28MHz), 6m and 2m.
The stations and exhibition area were open to the public from 10am to 5pm from the 4th to 8th May. This allowed visitors to see what amateur radio is all about. Several visitors were also able to pass greetings message on air.