Heritage Weekend at Bowes Railway

Loco at Bowes

We are back to Bowes Railway Museum on Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September 2018 for Heritage Weekend. From 10:00 to 15:00 on each day we will be transmitting from the historic railway in Gateshead.

We expect to be using 2m, 40m and 80m transmitting equipment. As many modes as we can manage and hitting the repeater too for a bit of chat.

See our Tynelink page for information on local repeaters.

Club members can pop along from 8:30 to help set up on Saturday morning.

If you want more information please contact the club secretary. For information on the Bowes please check their website at; http://bowesrailway.uk/


There is a large car park for drivers or take the Fab 56 bus service from Gateshead. It stops right outside.

JOTA/JOTI Volunteers needed for October 2018

October is the time of year for Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). Amateur Radio helps the scouts get their communication badges in an organised joint event.

David Stansfield (G0EVV) has been approached to coordinate this year.  If you are able to help out from 08:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 20th October 2018 then we would love to hear from you.

As previously we will provide the activities necessary to achieve the communication badge. This is an opportunity to operate a Special Event Station where the Scouts send a greetings message, or to assist the Scouts to learn something about Amateur  Radio. This is an opportunity to go on the air and get experience. We run 3 stations on HF and VHF and tall about the phonetic alphabet and propagation with a little Morse thrown in.

Venue:  The House on the Hill, Hillhead Road, West Denton, Newcastle NE5 (just off A69) parking on site.

Let the secretary know if you would like to join in so we can get the numbers right.

Museums Day at Bowes Railway – Saturday 16th June 2018

We will be at Bowes Railway Museum on Saturday 16th June 2018 to participate in the Museums on the Air.

You can find out more  by following this link; http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

The Bowes Railway, built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world’s only operational preserved standard gauge cable railway system, built to transport coal from pits in Durham to boats on the River Tyne.

Address: Springwell Rd, Gateshead NE9 7QJ
Phone: 07733330722
Free entrance.

You can learn more about the railway here; http://bowesrailway.uk/