It has been brought to the attention of the ROA that it will be 100 years since the sinking of the Cunard vessel RMS Lusitania ~ MFA on the 7th May 1915 off the Old Head of Kinsale Ireland.
RMS Lusitania was bound from New York to her port of registry Liverpool, which would be an ideal location to set up a GB Amateur Radio Station for the month of May 2015 With this in mind it would be possible to obtain the amateur call sign GB100MFA for the occasion via Ofcom, although this can take time and require additional paper work. Hopefully a second station can be arranged in Ireland with the call sign EI100MFA to run in conjunction with the GB station during the month.
Due to the limited time frame action needs to be taken as soon as possible. Several locations are being investigated, however, failing to obtain use of these we would then be looking for a suitable building or amateur club house in the Liverpool area.
If any ROAR members, who would be interested in helping to get this event off the ground could you please indicate by contacting either Dave Ellis, Geoff Valentine or Tom Fawley.
GB100ZZ which was organised and run by member David Barlow was a great success, and the ROA benefited by the TV and Newspaper coverage which in turn brought in numerous new members. With that in mind, the media coverage the Special Event station GB100MFA, would bring to the ROA from this once great port makes it all the more worthwhile in attaining.