Special Event Stations

Cray Valley Radio Society has organised many special event amateur radio stations throughout its history.

GB23C Special Event Station at dawn (operating 24-hours a day)

These range from small events like GB2CM for Railyways on the Air at Crossness Museum, to big stations like GB23C for the coronation of King Charles III, GB70E and GB50 for the platinum and diamond jubilees of Queen Elizabeth II, and 2O12L for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Radio amateurs or short-wave listeners working towards the Cray Valley Award certificate can clock up additional points by contacting Cray Valley RS special event stations. There’s a full list of applicable eligible special event callsigns on the Cray Valley Award page.

  • GB8KW 2024

    KW Weekend, which is an annual celebration of KW electronics – a local manufacturer of amateur radio equipment in the 50’s to 70’s – took place on the weekend of […]

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    GB8KW 2024
  • GB2RE Jamboree On The Air 2023

    In October 2023, Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) took place at Severndoog Castle, organised by the Scouts and Cray Valley Radio Society. CVRS ran four bases this year. Together with […]

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    GB2RE Jamboree On The Air 2023
  • GB2CM Railways On The Air 2023

    On the Sunday 24th September, Cray Valley Radio Society operated the special event station GB2CM at Crossness to celebrate Railways On The Air (ROTA). This year, ROTA coincided with a […]

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    GB2CM Railways On The Air 2023
  • GB23C Special Event Station

    Celebrating 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 […]

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    GB23C Special Event Station
  • KW Weekend 2023

    The club hosted the GB8KW special event station on 7th and 8th of January 2023 at the Cray Valley Club Shack. This annual event marks the anniversary of the founding of […]

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    KW Weekend 2023
  • GB70E Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee

    GB70 was a series of amateur radio special event stations, celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. Cray Valley Radio Society worked with Burnham Beeches Radio Club to operate the […]

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    GB70E Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee
  • KW Weekend 2022

    After the enforced scaling-back of GB8KW in 2021, the GB8KW special event was again run from the Cray Valley shack on 8-9 January 2022.  Eight fully operational stations were on […]

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    KW Weekend 2022
  • 2O12L London Olympics

    2O12L – Two Oscar One Two London – was the callsign of the London Flagship Amateur Radio Station celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. This unique amateur radio […]

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    2O12L London Olympics
  • GB200T – Trafalgar

    Trafalgar 200th Anniversary Celebration Following the successful large-scale special event stations M2000A and GB50, the Cray Valley RS team ran a third large event from 17 to 24 October 2005 […]

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    GB200T – Trafalgar
  • GB50 at Windsor Castle

    Celebrating the Golden Jubilee with Amateur Radio GB50 ran from the 29th of May to the 9th of June 2002 in commeration of the Queens Golden Jubilee. Windsor Castle was […]

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    GB50 at Windsor Castle