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 2022

Our plan for 2022 is to run it on 24th and 25th September.

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

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

Registered Stations

Brusselton Engine House. (Starting place of the Stockton &Darlington Railway)

Ribble Steam Railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Keith and Dufftown Heritage Railway

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch light railway

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

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