GB0VUL - Special Event Callsign for the Vulcan XH558
Members of Newbury And District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS) will be activating GB0VUL for the month of March.
Please listen out for us on different bands, mainly 80m-10m during this time.
This Special Event Callsign is to increase awareness of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust and their efforts to save the only flying Vulcan XH558. (see http://www.nadars.org.uk/vulcan.asp)
Whilst the callsign will be active all month, the Main Event of the month will be on the weekend of 20th/21st at the ATC Hall in St Michaels Road in Newbury, Berkshire. All are welcome to attend if able to do so.
Please see the GB0VUL entry on QRZ.com for more information as we will try to update it as time progresses.
Last edited by M0JEC; 02-20-2010 at 12:25 PM.
what the heck is a vulcan ,a jet?whats the background on this?
The Vulcan is a Jet from just after the 2nd world war that was used as part of the UK's Nuclear Task Force and also used in the Falklands Conflict in the 1980's.
XH558 is the last flying example of this Aircraft and when she attends an airshow the attendance increases by at least 50% over normal, that is the "Vulcan Effect" that has been seen all over the UK in the last 2 years or so since she was made airworthy by the Vulcan to the Sky project.
To give you some idea of the significance of this aircraft, most people consider that Concorde was "ahead of its time" in its delta wing design, yet the Vulcan was using that design at least a decade before Concorde.
Please look at http://www.nadars.org.uk/vulcan.asp
and http://www.vulcantothesky.org for more information.
For a video of it flying last year see
Listen to the emotion in the voices of the comentators.
Everyone is always in awe of this aircraft when they see it fly, even those too young to remember the falklands conflict, that is the effect this aircraft has when it flies.