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Centenary Station GI100RSGB Northern Ireland REGION 8 GREY POINT FORT AMATEUR RADIO SOCEITY HELEN'S BAY Dates Region Description 27 / 28 / 29 December 8 GI100RSGB Bands Transmitting On 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 17M 6M 2M 70CM ALL MODES CW FM SSB PSK No QSL'S Via The Bureau PLEASE

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Grey Point Fort Radio Amateur Society Will be operating a Special Event with three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate “A Moment of Remembrance” To honour all who have left us too soon, whose lives were cut short and to those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the precious gift of life and security. Too often little thought is given to the price that was paid for it. The tremendous sacrifices made by all nations. Every life lost is a tragedy, it is a loss to each nation, and the to families who grieve and we all struggle to understand the meaning of such sacrifice and loss. No one can take away the sorrow that comes to the families of the fallen, we can only say that they served in a noble and a necessary cause and their sacrifice has made the nations more secure. We owe them nothing less than to remember all of them and keep their memories alive in our hearts.

 

The Special Event will be a 48hrs event starting at 1700hrs 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs 2nd June 2013. the event is not a contest; It is an opportunity for all radio amateurs to make point to point contact on the HF bands with the three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate A Moment of Rememberance

SEE WEB SITE UNDER EVENT INFORMATION FOR MORE INFORMATION

   
 
 
 
   
WAB SQUARE : J48

LOC : I074DQ

GBØGPF & MNØGPF & GN0URN

WW1 AND 2 Coastal Defence Post

13 miles South East Shore Of Belfast lough

Built 1904 Refurnished 1938

Web Site http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/
The majority of volunteers working at Grey Point Fort are also Licensed Amateur Radio Operators, a hobby that allows us to use different disciplines of communication to other amateur radio stations worldwide. We come from all walks of life, movie stars, missionairies, doctors, students, politicians and just plain people like ourselves, but we all have one common interest - In radio communications Age, nationality, disability, political and ethnic barriers are non-existent in our hobby and we all strive to promote international friendship and understanding throughout the world. We have two Amateur Radio Stations set up at Grey Point Fort, one setup within the Radio Museum and the other setup on the lower floor of the Battery Observation Post and operate under the special callsigns of GB0GPF or MN0GPF : Thomas (MI0MOD) & Roy (GI4TUV) operating the Amateur Radio Station at the Fort.

 

Grey Point Fort was built between 1904 and 1907 for £8400. Two six inch breech loading guns were mounted and tested during May 1907. During the First World War the Fort was manned by the Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery (Special Reserve). Between the First and Second World Wars , two searchlight emplacements were built and several other modifications carried out within the fort.

During the Second World War, as in the First the role of Grey Point Fort was to protect Belfast Lough from Naval attack. When a ship entered the Lough, it would have been contacted by coastal defense to make itself known. If there was no answer the ship was signalled to "Heave to or be sunk".

1. The Quarters were built at the time the original battery was established to house the Master Gunner or the staff responsible for the maintenance of the armament.

2. The Engine House housed a diesel generator for the searchlights and the internal lighting at the fort.

3. The Gates into the fort were the only entrance. The walls were originally surmounted by a tall iron fence. This fence along with various trenches around the fort are still visible today.

4. The Store was used for guns: machine guns- two 4.5 inch Howitzers- for defense against shore based attack (Second World War) and latterly two 25-pounder saluting guns.

5. The Battery was armed with two 6-inch breech loading guns,MarkVII, emplacements 100 feet apart, with angled reinforced concrete glacis sloping to seaward. In 1940 gun houses were added to give protection against air attacks.

6. The Battery Observation Post was the tactical headquarters of the Battery Command.

7. The Fire Commander Post was the tactical headquarters of the Fire Commander who had operational command of gun batteries.

8. The Radar Platform was built in 1953, and Anti-Aircraft Radar No3, MK11 was installed in 1954. It was removed in 1956 when the fort closed.

The barrel of each gun was 23ft 3inches long and weighed 7 tonnes. They were capable of firing a 100lbs cast steel shells up to 6 miles.
We now have a Radio Museum with radio's dating from 1940 to Present.
There is also displays of uniforms and other items from the wars

Thank you for looking us up and we hope to hear you again on the bands soon.

   
 
 
 
   

Opening times are as follows

1st April 2013 10 am - 5pm 29th Sept 2013

Facilities at Grey Point Fort Free car parking - Free Admission - Toilets For information regarding disabled - please go to the “Disabled Information page

 

 

Grey Point Fort Radio Amateur Society

will be operating a Special Event with three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate

“A Moment of Remembrance”

The Special Event will be a 48hrs event starting at 1700hrs 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs 2nd June 2013.

The Event is NOT A Contest; It is an opportunity for all radio amateurs to make point to point contact on the HF bands with the three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate A Moment of Rememberance

A certificate is awarded to all stations that make contact with all three Special Event Station callsigns on any qualifying bands or modes of operation. if a station is unable to contact all three stations, individual qsl cards are available

GB0GPF GN0URN MN0GPF

Will Come With The QSL card

WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAIL'S

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/event%20rules.htm

Application Form Below

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/index_htm_files/Application%20for%20award.pdf

A4 Certificate

Click On Link For Payment Details

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/awardcosts.htm

 

 
 
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UPDATE 30thSept 2013

GB0GPF - GN0URN - MN0GPF

A Moment of Rememberance

31st May - 2nd June 1700utc - 1700utc

9th June 16th June 6th 7th UP TO 31st July 2003

DUE TO THE BANDS BEEN VERY POOR AT THE WEEKEND OF 31stMay 1st 2nd June 2013

From 9th June 2013 Till End Of December 2013

You Just Have To Work One Of The Three Above Callsigns

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS. READ MORE ON WEB SITE THANK YOU

Grey Point Fort Radio Amateur Society will be operating a Special Event with three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate “A Moment of Remembrance” The Special Event will be a 48hrs event starting at 1700hrs 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs 2nd June 2013. 9th 16th June 2013 6th 7th up to 31st July 2013 The Event is NOT A Contest; It is an opportunity for all radio amateurs to make point to point contact on the HF bands with any of the above three Special Event Callsigns to commemorate A Moment of Rememberance A certificate is awarded to all stations that make contact with any one of the threeSpecial Event Station callsigns on any qualifying bands or modes of operation.

 

 

Will Come With The QSL card

WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAIL'S

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/event%20rules.htm

Application Form Below

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/index_htm_files/Application%20for%20award.pdf

A4 Certificate

Click On Link For Payment Details

http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/awardcosts.htm

 

 

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