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GB2CT IS A SPECIAL EVENT STATION held at Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire, England. Activation for this site was from Thursday 21st May until Saturday 23rd May 2009.

It is first of the line from Beacon Hill.





Thiseventcommemorates the fact that it is over 200yrs since the shutter telegraph first operated at this site. [Please also see details for GB1WT, GB2TT, GB1TT, GB2BST , GB1DCT, GB1SCT, GB5RST, GB5GHT, GB1SKT, GB1MT, GB2LST, GB1ST and GB2MWT which relate to other shutter telegraph stations further down the line] - Have you got your set?

During the Napoleonic wars the ChaltonShutter Telegraph was one of a number that operated as a communication link for the Admiralty between London and Plymouth. It is the first of the line from Beacon Hill.

There was already a system in place between London and Portsmouth and in 1805 this line was started to connect with Plymouth. The exact date of when the work as completed isn't known, but is believed to be soon after 4th May 1806, as there is a report on this date stating the line was almost ready. The original site of the Telegraph Station was next to The Windmill, Chalton. There is more information on the shutter telegraph at the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford, Dorset.

The Grid / Locator for this station is IO90mw ITU Zone:27 CQ Zone:14

WAB: SU71 Chalton, Hampshire

The operator for this event is John Wakefield M0XIG.

If you wish to QSL direct please enclose a SASE or return postage costs in the form of IRC or green stamp, otherwise QSL's will go via the Buro.


John Wakefield M0XIG


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