GB22GU Amateur Radio Special Event Station

The Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports across 14 competition venues. As the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than 1 million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.

NEC Birmingham Headquarters Station

An RSGB Special Special Event Station GB22HQ is being activated from the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the duration of the Commonwealth Games from July 28 to August 8, 2022.

National Special Event Stations

RSGB Special Special Event Stations are being activated from the four UK Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The UK regulator Ofcom, has licensed some special call signs that will be active from 25 July 2022 for 28 days.

These call signs are: GB22GEGB22GMGB22GWGB22GIGB22GJGB22GU and GB22GD.

Operation will be on multiple bands and modes. Some of the Special Event amateur stations will be open to the public. Please check the QRZ.com pages for each call sign for details of activations.

The Guernsey Amateur Society will one again be operating a special event station further details to follow.

Guernsey joined the Commonwealth Games Federation in 1966 and firstly competed in the 1970 Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Many Guernsey competitors and officials are attending the 2022 Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation website page for Guernsey can be found here.

Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency Island in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy; it has a self-elected government called the States of Guernsey and sports are registered with the Guernsey Sports Commission.

Guernsey has a first class team of sports men and women and regularly punches well above its weight in many sports on the worlds stage for a small Island of 65,000 people.