August 02, 2009

Morecambe Cross Bay Walk Special Event Stations

Members of Sands Amateur Radio Contest Group will be operating a number of Special event Stations on Saturday 15th August to celebrate Galloways Society for the Blind "The 25th Anniversary of the Cross Bay Walk" led by Queens Guide Cedric Robinson MBE.

The walk generally takes around 3 hours and needs The Queens Guide to navigate between Arnside and Kents Bank safely because of the quicksands around the bay that have taken many lives over the years.

The first appointment was in 1536. Cedric is the 25th appointed Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric a local fisherman has been leading the walks since 1963.

The callsigns to listen out for are:

GB2GSB located at Arnside Knott which overlooks Arnside and a good part of the walk.

M0SCG/M will be operating from the tractor which follows the walkers and can be used if anybody becomes too exhausted or ill during the walk.

GB4GSB Located at the end of the walk at Kents Bank.

A special certificate is on offer for amateurs and SWLs who work any of the stations. To obtain a certificate an A4 SAE and a cheque for £2.50 made out to SARCG should be sent to our QSL Manager

Ian Maude (G0VGS)
21 Colwyn Avenue

Once printing costs are covered, any money left over will be donated to Galloways Society for the Blind.

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