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  • 4L5A
    Hi Jim!
    Thank you very much for correction
    Call sign of course GB5IG.

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  • AD1C
    Is the callsign GB5IP or GB5IG?

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  • 4L5A
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    GB5IG - NatWest - Guernsey

    GB5IG NatWest International Island Games, Guernsey Island.
    Once every two years, thousands of athletes from across the globe - from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean and South Atlantic - come together to compete in the NatWest International Island Games.

    In 1985, as part of their Year of Sport, the Isle of Man set in motion an ambitious plan to bring together athletes from small islands across the world to take part in a new sporting festival dubbed the 'Inter- Island Games'.

    700 sportsmen and women from 15 islands landed on Manx soil for what the UK national press called the 'Small Islands Mini Olympics'.
    Competitors hailed from the Faroe Islands and Scandinavia in the northern hemisphere, the British Isles, the Mediterranean and as far afield as St Helena in the South Atlantic-a 5,000-mile trip.

    In 1998 the Games secured sponsorship with NatWest International, which now provides financial assistance to host islands to ease the significant cost of hosting such a large-scale event.

    After a week of events in eight different sports the festival was deemed such a success it was agreed to continue it every other year, with the second Games to be held in Guernsey in 1987.

    From the 8th to the 14th July, Guernsey will once again host the Island Games, and members of Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will be running special event call sign GB5IG.

    This will be the 19th Island Games, and will include 14 different sports.

    The call will be active from Friday 7th to Saturday 15th July, on 80 to 10m, SSB, FT8/FT4, and some satellite work, including QO-100. There may be some CW activity too.

    QSL will be via LoTW, or direct only to GU8ITE.

    We invite all amateurs to make contact, especially those from the 24 competing islands.

    The islands involved this year are Aaland (OH0, EU002), Alderney (EU114), Bermuda (NA005), Cayman Islands (NA016), Falkland Islands (SA002), Faroe Islands (EU018), Froya (LA, EU036), Gibraltar, Gotland (SM, EU020), Gozo (EU023), Greenland (NA018), Guernsey (EU114), Hitra (LA, EU036), Isle of Man (EU116), Isle of Wight (EU005), Jersey EU013), Menorca (EU004), Orkney (EU009), Sareemaa (ES, EU034), St Helena (AF022), Sark (EU114), Shetland Islands (EU012), Western Isles (EU010), and Ynys Mon (Anglesey, EU005).

    Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games By GU0SUP, Phil Cooper, President, Guernsey Amateur Radio Society

    GB5IP NatWest, Guernsey Island