Calling all Radio Amateurs and Short Wave Listeners

National Mills Weekend


The S.P.A.B. Mills section (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) run this event every year on or around the second weekend in May, and Denby Dale Radio Society are co-ordinating the Radio side of this event.
This event is not a contest, we would like you to have a good time and promote Amateur Radio while helping to preserve some of our heritage. PLEASE BE READY TO JOIN US IN 2017, the list has been re-set ready for registrations.

We are also eager to receive any relevant pictures that you might like to see used on future certificates. Please make sure you do have the copyright for any images you send us.

If you would like to take part by running a station, approach a Wind or Watermill or even an ancient steam driven mill, ask if they are taking part would they like to have an Amateur Radio Station as part of their event to promote awareness of the mill.

Tell them about the QSL card and how it could be of benefit to them, they may even provide a picture and help with the cost of printing.

To claim a certificate for working 10 or more Mills on the Air stations send a minimum of £5.00, which will be donated in full to SPAB, together with your log, to Darran G0BWB, please make cheques made payable to Denby Dale ARS. If you would like to pay by paypal please let us know when you send in your claim and we will send you a paypal invoice. Certificates will be sent as a PDF file to keep our costs down.

Taking part in Mills on the Air is a great way to promote our hobby but also to help and publicise the work done by SPAB in keeping alive our industrial heritage.

PLEASE NOTE that all clubs / groups or individuals MUST have their own INSURANCE for the event. D.D.A.R.S. take no responsibility for the running of your station.

If you have the details of the Station (call sign etc), please will you register so we can keep everyone up to date with the latest news?

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see also:
National Mills Weekend
S P A B events