Railways on the Air


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Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event.

Dates for 2024

Our 2024 event will run on the weekend of 28th and 29th September.

As an additional activity we propose to operate on Extended Freedom Network for the duration so that stations can talk with BARAC and other special event stations to check on activity on the bands. The Extended Freedom Network website will have more details.

The following frequencies for the event are suggested: 3.65, 7.15, 14.25.

Registered Stations

Foxfield Light Railway

Furness Railway Trust

Furness Model Railway (In the park).

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