The purpose of this event is to support radio amateurs and short-wave listeners, both in the United Kingdom and overseas, to communicate with other radio amateurs activating ROC Bunkers in the United Kingdom. The event will run throughout the month of October 2023. Whilst not a contest, awards (PDF certificates) will be issued to both activators and hunters submitting logs and demonstrating QSO with the requisite number of stations. Awards are also available for SWL submitting reception logs.
The event is born of a desire to rekindle interest in the activation of ROC Bunkers which was previously managed by the Castle and Stately Homes On The Air Team (CASHOTA). The good work (and recent support) of those who ran the previous programme is acknowledged. The event this October is dedicated to the memory of Chris Darlington, M0DOL, in recognition of his work on the previous programme which has formed a solid foundation around which we have built this event.
To see when the M1NER will be activating bunkers, visit the Portable Operations calendar – Portable Operations Schedule