Celebrating fifty five years of Radio Caroline


Thursday 1st - Monday 5th August 2019

2019 is the fifty fifth anniversary of Radio Caroline and the Martello Tower Group are pleased to be able to activate the world famous MV Ross Revenge again in August. This year we have been granted the 'special' special callsign of GB55RC.

We will be setting up the majority of the equipment a week in advance so when we arrive on Ross Revenge on the evening of Thursday 1st August, we will be largely ready to start operating straight away.

We are very pleased to be able to offer trips to visit us on MV Ross Revenge on Saturday 3rd August 2019 and Sunday 4th August 2019. Our tender will depart from the hammerhead on West Mersea at 10:00 and 13:00 and you will spend approximately two hours on board during which you'll get refreshments and be given a tour of the ship, including seeing GB55RC in operation.

The cost is £25/person, payable in advance.

For more details and to book, please contact Keith, G6NHU via email by clicking here.

QSL Policy

Please read this carefully. Failure to follow the procedure will mean your QSL card will either be delayed or you won't receive it.

Please send cards either direct to G6NHU or via the Bureau addressed to GB55RC.
If sending direct from within the UK, please include an SASE.
From anywhere outside the UK, please include an SAE and $3.
Do not send stamps or any currency other than US$.
Direct cards received without envelopes or the correct postage will be returned via the bureau. No exceptions.

If you'd like to add a few extra dollars to go towards supporting Radio Caroline, they will be gratefully received and passed on to the Support Group.

Remember - If you don't manage to work us but would still like a QSL card, you can send an SWL report as detailed below. These are best sent direct and not via the bureau.

Please do NOT send IRCs.

Direct QSLs to Keith Maton, 41 Bemerton Gardens, Kirby Cross, Essex. CO13 0LQ, United Kingdom.

SWL reports

We appreciate this will be a busy station and due to the nature of the event, we encourage SWL reports. If you send an SWL report, please make sure you list the exact frequency we were working on, the time you heard us and list the callsigns of two stations or more that we were talking to. It would also be nice to know what radio and aerial you're using.

For more information about Radio Caroline, including how to join the support group and help keep the station on the air and Ross Revenge afloat, please see the website. Radio Caroline's main running costs are covered by Support Group subscriptions and donations.

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