SERVING THE MARINER SINCE 1920 - A FRIENDLY VOICE ON MANY A DARK NIGHT
A website celebrating the history of Portishead Radio/GKA - the UK's long-range maritime communications centre.
Please note that the ex-staff meal arranged for 18th March has been cancelled. The next meal is scheduled for 16th September.
At this time the Staff Reunion for 18th July is still going ahead. However we will liaise with the venue and update everyone with any news as soon as we can.
Until the current situation improves no further talks or lectures to groups will take place.
GKA will be represented in this annual radio amateur event, held on 14th/15th April 2020
Tony G3ZRJ will be operating GB0GKA
Larry G4HLN will be operating GB0GKB
Ken GW3VVL will also be participating.
Hopefully radio conditions will be better than the last couple of years.
2020 sees 100 years since the long-range maritime radio service commenced in the UK from Devizes Radio, which opened in 1920.
Many events are planned including:
Please contact us for further information.
A new page featuring many photographs of the station as taken by staff member Tom Ponting from the 1980s and 1990s. These photographs are copyright © Tom Ponting and should not be downloaded or used elsewhere without permission.
Scans of Post Office/BT Publicity Brochures concerning the maritime radio service are now viewable on the PUBLICITY MATERIAL page. New documents will be scanned and added on a regular basis.
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