SPECIAL EVENT STATION 4S0CGM TO COMMEMMORATE THE 2013 COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING, SRI LANKA
Special event station 4S0CGM will operate during the month of November to commemorate this very special event taking place in Sri Lanka. This is a unique opportunity for the radio amateurs of Sri Lanka to hail this event and greet the world during this month when many heads of state as well as foreign ministers of 53 Commonwealth countries and numerous delegations will be arriving in Sri Lanka in connection with this meeting named CHOGM 2013. In addition His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka will assume the Chairmanship of the Commonwealth.
The special event station will use all bands and a special QSL will be issued by the RSSL for all contacts. QSL information is P.O. Box907 Colombo. We have already set up a QRZ.Com page.
is also proposed to run the Special Event station from the premises of the TRCSL if logistics can be arranged. In any event the club shack at Haig Road will be operational during the month of November and we invite our members to operate the station.
In addition three more calls have also been issued for the CHOGM which are 4S5CGM, 4S6CGM and 4S7CGM which individual operators can operate / their suffix and the RSSL will accept their log and issue QSLs which will be printed by the RSSL with space for their individual suffixes.
There has been a request by members that they be allowed to operate their own callsigns/CGM so that they can use their own calls and logs. We have sought permission to use that facility and we will inform members ASAP. In the meantime use the above calls or come to the club station and assist in the running of the station.
THE RSSL HAS ALSO SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHORITIES FOR A BLANKET COVER FOR DELEGATES TO CHOGUM 2013 TO OPERATE THE CLUB STATION DURING THE CONFERENCE PERIOD. THIS IS PENDING APPROVAL.
PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE CHOGM 2013 RSSL OPERATIONS.
J. T. Wijeratne 4S7VJ
1st Vice President
K.K.G. Kulasekara 4S7KG
121 Koswatte Rd,
2nd Vice President
Barath Aponso- 4S6ABC
No. 82/1 Haig Rd., Colombo 4.
Victor Goonatilake – 4S7VK
Madapatha Road, Kolamunne, Piliyandala.