Operating GB0SNB special event call from the Kelvedon Hatch SNB

On Saturday I operated from the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker near Ongar. The bunker is a large 3 level underground site, with a 50 meter mast on the roof. The bunker was active until 1994.

The bunker has a permanent special call sign GB0SNB and is open to the public as a museum.

Working with George M1GEO we completed some QSO on 5 MHz, 14 MHz and some VHF contact on 145 MHz.

You can read more about the bunker online, and if you’re local why not plan a visit. The current owner Mike Parish gives you a virtual video tour below.

The Icom 7100 provided HF and VHF. To the left is the TYT MD380 and right Icom E92

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Operating is completed from the original home office radio room, although this equipment is on the back wall its only for show.

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Here you can see George M1GEO tinkering with the IP and the co-located GB7KH DSTAR repeater.

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