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10th Anniversary of the closure of the World's Largest Marine Radio Station

28 Jan 2010 12:22 | Tim Beaumont

As a member of CDXC and a listed operator for GB10GKA, please find details below as issued by the NoV applicant Tony G3ZRJ:


Hi All,

To mark the 10th Anniversary of the closure of the World's largest Maritime Radio Station Portishead Radio / GKA,  a special callsign GB10GKA  has been granted. 

GB10GKA is being activated for a period of one month 30th April 2010 through 27 May 2010.

Hours of operation will be dependent on individual operator's free time however, it is intended that the callsign will be active extensively throughout the licenced period.

Operation will be primarily on CW.


Operations will be on all HF bands from the following stations, each manned by an ex-GKA Radio Officer.


G3YEC Rick 30 April thru 6 May QTH near Colchester,  Essex, England

G3ZRJ Tony  7 May thru 13 May QTH near Hereford, Herefordshire,England

GW3UOF  Mike 14  May thru 20  May QTH  near Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

G3TJE/G4HLN  Pete/Larry  21 May thru 27 May QTH Nr Burnham on Sea, Somerset, England.


Special Anniversary QSL cards will be produced to mark this historic event,  eQSL will alsobe used.


Certificates for contacting GB10GKA on more than 4 HF bands will be available via soft copy thus at no cost to the winners.

If you work us on more than 4 bands please contact G3ZRJ as shown below so that your certificate can be sent to you via email.

Point of contact: Tony Roskilly G3ZRJ

Information about Portishead Radio can be found at:

Thanks for your cooperation 73   Tony Roskilly G3ZRJ Licence holder for GB10GKA

73, Mike GW3UOF


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