Guernsey Amateur Radio Society

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Callsigns: GU3HFN and GU8NIS
Affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain

Notes for visiting Amateurs

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATION IN GUERNSEY

Please note that there is no longer a club station in Guernsey!

LICENSES.

United Kingdom amateur licenses are valid in Guernsey. CEPT amateur licenses are now also valid in UK and Guernsey.
Amateurs from other countries must use MU/homecall.

ACCOMMODATION.

Intending visitors should ask the Guernsey Tourist and Accommodation Bureau, St. Peter Port, Guernsey for their up-to-date tourist brochure and list of accommodation. Tel +44(0)1481-723555. They will be happy to forward information by post. Visiting amateurs should beware of hotels with TV distribution systems which are wide open to TVI. Amateurs have successfully operated from the following, amongst others:

Camp Sites:
La Bailloterie Camp Site, Vale (Telephone +44(0)1481-243636).
Fauxquets Valley Camp Site. (Telephone +44(0)1481-255460).

The Island of Herm, 5km E. of Guernsey, welcomes amateurs to its camp sites, self-catering cottages, and hotel  (Telephone +44(0)1481-722377).

LOCAL FM ACTIVITY.

There is no 2-metre repeater on the island, so activity centres on the FM calling channel S20 (145.500MHz).
The 70cm repeater - GB3GU - is usually active, and can be found on 433.325MHz.

RSGB GB2RS NEWS BROADCAST.

This is read each Sunday at 0930 local time on 145.525MHz (S21), followed by an 'after-news net' on 145.575MHz (S23)

PACKET ACTIVITY.

The only packet activity is now confined to the DX Cluster operated by GU6EFB.
It operates on 144.900 and the callsign is GB7DXG-1.

QSL CARDS.

Even if alternative routes are specified at the time of contact, QSLs will arrive via the RSGB bureau. It is essential that sufficient self-addressed envelopes (Guernsey stamps, or cash by arrangement) be maintained with the RSGB QSL Sub-Manager,   Phil Cooper,   GUØSUP, 1 Clos au Pre, Hougue du Pommier, Castel.
This service is available to non-members of RSGB, without charge. Please reply to all cards received, and thus help maintain Guernseys' high reputation for QSLing.

OPERATING.

To safeguard the interests of future visitors and of local amateurs, visiting operators are asked to observe good operating practice, and to operate within UK licensing terms.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these notes, no responsibility or liability will be accepted for the accuracy of any information given.
Enquiries should be made prior to your visit to ensure the facilities and information that you require are available and accurate.

Revised June 2010