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 Heavenly Body II

13th August 2016 GB1HB at the Island Yacht Club  to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the  B17 that crashed at Canvey Point in 1944


We operated GB1HB at the  Island Yacht Club t again on 13th August 2016 the NOV application was for GB2HB but ofcom this year for some reason  has issued  us with GB1HB , good weather and great conditions,the reason for the Radio Station was to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Heavenly Body II the  B17 aircraft  that crashed at Canvey Point in 1944  only a couple of hundred yards from our operating site , also the memorial flight made a low pass over us Lancaster Spitfire and hurricane , 91 contacts were made overall 45 on CW , 5 on PSK, 25 on 2mts , rest on SSB, 24 countries worked  , modes worked were CW, PSK31/64, SSB, FM  great fun and good company , great operators, thanks to everyone that operated .

Recieved a email from  Head of Technical Services Evelyn Rodgers in USA ,I'm teaching a communication history session at our library  http://www.openmedialibrary.org/  as part of our summer seminar series; your page has been a big help! Thanks for putting it together!, While looking for radio and broadcasting guides, I found your web page, It was actually one of the kids in the session who passed it along to me. I'd love to show her that her work hasn't gone unnoticed. Her name is Alexa.