OT Club on air tomorrow for a good cause (please Read)
My club will be on Air tomorrow on HF. Will try and give out frequencies call sign MX0RIV. Not a special event call sign as short notice.
The club supports all our local RNLI events (Lifeboats) but this one is special.
Geoff Ingram was the skipper of a Trawler that sank on the 11th of September, 2 crew members were picked up, by another Trawler close by and that trawler relayed the distress calls, Sadly Geoff did not make it out of the boat.
Geoff being a lifeboat man knew all the risks and precautions, he was also a Radio Amateur M0AGI
I suspect but don’t know he put out calls for help and left it too long, Divers have recovered his body.
If you want to donate for his family http://www.fishermensmission.org.uk/ Make sure you say it’s for the Sarah Jayne Fund (Name of the Trawler) and include a call sign
Admittedly the crew of the Chloe T had abandoned by this time but the go down quickly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPvGS3M_EyU
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