Thank you for looking up our Special event callsign for SOS Radio Week to raise awareness of the RNLI,
TheRoyal National Lifeboat Institution(RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, theChannel islandsand theIsle of Man, as well as on selected inland water
The RNLI was founded by "Sir William Hillary" on 4 March 1824 as theNational Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, withRoyal PatronagefromGeorge IV. It was given the prefix "Royal" and its current name in 1854 byQueen Victoria. It has official charity status in both the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
"Sir William Hillary" Founder of the RNLI
The RNLI operates 444 lifeboats (332 are on station, 112 are in the relief fleet), from 236lifeboatstations around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The RNLI's lifeboats rescued an average of 22 people a day in 2011. RNLI lifeboats launched 8,321 times in 2012, rescuing 7,912 people. The RNLI's lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 140,000 lives since 1824. RNLI lifeguards placed on selected beaches around England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands attended to 14,519 incidents in 2011.
For details of SOS Radio Week please see
If you would like to make a donation to the RNLI please go to
This special event call qualifies for the SOS Radio Awards which are available by submitting your logs of the qualifying stations worked during the week, details are at http://www.sosradioweek.org.uk/
QSL INFO is direct or Eqsl.cc
This special event station is run by the Bredhurst Radio club known locally as the "BRATS" just for SOS Radio Week the 25th until the 2nd February 2014 and will be operating from the Medway Yacht Club with the kind permission of the commadore.
Our details are under G0BRC on qrz.com. We look forward to talking to many of you on the air.
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