GB0GGR TDOTA 2014 Station

Radio Team

Radio Team

Eunice  MM3UVL,  Kai  MM1AUF  &  Stephanie MM3YGE along with Bob MM1AWV & George Brownie  GM8YUI  talking on the radio from MM0TSG radio club provided Girl-guiding Renfrewshire’s presence on the airwaves for the annual Thinking Day on the Air activities, operating from the South Newton Training Centre in Kilmacolm.

Brownie talking on the radio

Brownie talking on the radio

We were hosts to twenty-two Brownies from 20thA Greenock & 1st Howwood Brownie Packs,six Lead Brownies trying out some Morse coders including the South Newton Chairperson, Maureen Foley and five other visitors on the day.

We were able to make 107 Radio Contacts in 19 Countries ranging from the USA to Europe with one new 1 new DXCC country, Algeria 7X2ARA, being successfully logged. Special mention must be made of our contact with the Winter Olympic Games Special Event Station MM0ACL, a unique opportunity which we were glad to take.

We also made contact with sixteen Guide/Scout Stations in the UK and our Brownies were able to exchange greetings messages with many of them including a contact with Liz Jones MM0ACL, the Girl-guiding UK TDOTA organiser.

MM3YGE helping a brownie send a message

MM3YGE helping a brownie send a message.

All the Brownies attending earned their Communicator Badge and the activities also went towards three different parts of the ‘Big Brownie Birthday Challenge Badge’.

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

We also made contact with sixteen Guide/Scout Stations in the UK and our Brownies were able to exchange greetings messages with many of them including a contact with Liz Jones MM0ACLL, the Girl-guiding UK TDOTA organiser.

We would like to express our thanks to the many operators for their patience and understanding which greatly helped to make the event an enjoyable and memorable one for young people.

Another successful TDOTA completed, now we look forward to next year and more Girl-guiding DX!

We got our Badge

We got our Badge

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