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2O12L is the callsign of the London ham radio station which celebrated the London Olympic Games and Paralympics. It was active from 25th July 2012 to 9th September 2012. Fred, G3SVK has produced a superb 45-minute video DVD giving all the background to the station, follow the link on www.2o12l.com to obtain your copy!

The project was run by members of Cray Valley Radio Society. 2O12L was located at the Avery Hill Scout Activity Centre in New Eltham, which is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of the six ‘host boroughs’ for the Games. Five stations were active simultaneously, three on HF and two on VHF. Most activity was on SSB and CW, with a little RTTY activity.

Operation started on Wednesday 25th July 2012 and during the period of the Olympic Games over 40,000 QSOs were logged. The QSO total by the end of the Paralympics on 9th September had reached 69,644. This is a World Record for a special event station. Visitors were able to view an exhibition about radio communications and electronics, and sit down at the radio and make contact with amateur radio operators right around the world. We also offered ‘bite-sized’ talks which gave an overview of radio and its importance in the modern world

We had visits from many hams who were visiting the Olympics, from right around the world. For more information about 2O12L please visit the web site www.2o12l.com. This has much more detail about the station including photos, log search and information for visitors. We are also on Facebook and Twitter

QSL Cards have been printed and we are replying to direct QSL requests first.


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