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Special Event Stations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Press Release #1 19th March 2012.

Special Event Stations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Some special event call-signs will be activated to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: 2O12L (Two Oscar One Two Lima) from London, England and 2O12W (Two Oscar One Two Wales) from Barry, Wales. The Radio Society of Great Britain has been granted the 'Inspire mark' for these stations by the London 2012 Inspire programme.

The London station, 2012L will be active through the duration of the Games, located at the historic Eltham Palace, south-east London on 160m-2m, all modes. More information on the web site httpNJ//www.2O12L.com or contact the Press Officer, Mr. John Warburton G4IRN at press@2o12l.com.

The Welsh station 2O12W will also be active on all bands from 160m to 23cms and all modes including SSTV and satellite from Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. More information on web site http://www.2O12W.com or contact station manager: Mr Glyn Jones,GW0ANA, at glyndxis@talktalk.net.

Amateur radio operators everywhere will be able to share in the Olympic experience by making contact with the station and to exchange greetings messages with visitors and Games participants who visit the station - the team aim to make contact with as many of the Games participating countries as possible.  Special QSL cards will be available to stations contacted.

The project aims to leave a lasting legacy by encouraging visitors to learn more about radio communications and the social, career and recreational benefits that it brings. Of course, visiting hams will be made very welcome at the stations.

If you would like to receive further information prior to the event, please respond to me at press@2o12l.com, telling me your deadline-date for publishing publicity material before the event. 2O12L and 2O12W go on the air on 27th July 2012.

73 de John Warburton G4IRN
Publicity Officer, Project Echo.


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