SOS Radio Week – The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has saved over 140000 lives since it was set up in 1824. SOS rescue boats and drivers act as a much needed safety net in case of an emergency – our seas would be much less safer without them!
The founders of SOS Radio Week run their own fundraising station each year. 2016 saw lots of amateur stations from all over the UK taking part during the event. So if you work for an amateur station the SOS founders would love to see you on air again!
The event which is run by Radio Amateurs is non competitive and you can operate every day during the fund raising week, or even just a couple of hours each day – whatever suits. Every penny will make a massive difference to RNLI.
The event is open to Amateur Radio operators in the UK, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. By registering on the site you can get all the information you need to help: a pack of sponsorship forms, leaflets to be printed out and given to your sponsors and details on how to bank the money you’ve collected.
However, if you don’t work for an amateur station, you can still help in other ways. Go to the SOS Radio Week website for more information about any questions or queries you might have about the day. But, it’s important to remember that all the money raised during SOS Radio Week will go to the RNLI.