July 18, 2008

Radio Record Attempt on Holy Island

THE Cradle of Christianity in Britain will be broadcasting across the world this weekend.

For the second year running, Wakefield and District Radio Society will be broadcasting from Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, when they will be trying to break their record for contacting the most people in the world in a 24-hour period. Last year, while on a similar mission, they achieved more than 2,000 contacts with other amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

The club opted to return this year for a new record attempt and will be broadcasting from the island all weekend.

It has been given permission to use the former coastguard tower above the harbour as well as using last year's broadcasting site in a field beside the roadway to Lindisfarne Castle.

The record attempt is being made with the permission of Natural England and the National Trust which own the sites, and with the support of Holy Island Parish Council and the village development trust.

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