This afternoon I met with the vicar of Selby Abbey, to discuss the possibility of putting on a Churches On The Air day station,
Subject to some stringent timekeeping and non-interference (audible!) due to other events on the day, we have the go ahead. It is rather short notice but fortunately CHOTA is a single band event so equipment is simple and antennas even more so.
Ive already applied to Ofcom for the Special Event License. Im hoping we will get GB0SA (Selby Abbey) if there is enough time, if not we will fall back on the club call MX0TSE.
The Abbey is a wonderful building with fantastic architecture and history, well worth a visit (its free!) and great value refreshments! Its one of my favourite places and it will be an honour to operate from there.
CHOTA this year is on Saturday 10th September 10:00 - 16:00 BST.