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GB75SF D-Day Special Event Station

GB75SF - D-Day Special Event Station - Thursday 6th June 2019

Fort Purbrook ARC is representing SWORD FORCE - the Allied Invasion Force that landed on Sword Beach near Ouistreham / Caen. We are part of a chain of Special Event Stations operating on D-Day, five along the South coast of England and more in France, commemorating the 1944 D-Day Landings.

Please see bottom of page for GB75SF bands / modes ....

Timings are D-Day 6th June 0630 UTC until 2359 UTC, and perhaps Wednesday evening 5th for testing. Also on the Friday / Saturday / Sunday.


D-Day Logs will be uploaded on the morning of Friday 7th.

Please note: GB75SF is eQSL only. Our eQSL Card has AG status and is shown to the right.

Award Certificates available for working two or more of these Special Event Stations during D-Day times only.


More details to follow on the TARS website (see GB75UF details)

Other participating Special Event Stations from the South coast of England ...

GB75UF representing UTAH FORCE activated by the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS)
Torbay ARS

GB75OF representing OMAHA FORCE activated by the South Dorset Amateur Radio Society
South Dorset ARS

GB75GF representing GOLD FORCE activated by the Southampton Amateur Radio Club & Southampton University Wireless Society
Southampton ARC

GB75JF representing JUNO FORCE activated by the Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club & Waterside New Forest Amateur Radio Club
Itchen Valley ARC

Waterside ARS

Participating Special Event Stations from Normandy, France ...

F/ON6JUN/P: Belgian Team is QRV from Ranville, Normandy until June 7th to commemorate 75 years since D-Day. QSL via ON5SD

TM6J: Caen ARC will be QRV from near the old Batteries of MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE (Calvados), about 2 kilometers from the landing beaches from June 4th to 10th. QSL via F6KCZ
Caen ARC

GB75SF Bands / Frequencies / Modes acivated by Fort Purbrook ARC

Preferences are for frequencies as follows, commemorating the year 1944

HF SSB Voice Station - activity probably focused on 20/40/80 (and 10m if there's Sporadic E)

80m - 3.644 MHz
40m - 7.144 or into USA 7.175 MHz and listening 5-10 kHz UP
20m - 14.144 or into USA 14.275 MHz
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17m - 18.144 MHz
15m - 21.244 or into USA 21.275 MHz
12m - 24.944 or into USA 24.975 MHz
10m - 28.244 or into USA 28.275 or 28.444 MHz

60m - 5405 kHz (common US/UK) - 5403.5 kHz Tuning Freq. On 60m please ensure you stay within band !!

VHF SSB Voice Station
6m - 50.144 USB
2m - 144.344 USB

HF Datamodes Station - PSK31 / 63 / 125
40m - 7.040 and (7.070 first thing if 7.040 quiet)
20m - 14.070

We look forward to working you on the bands. 73 Fort Purbrook ARC

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