Welcome to the Home of Former Colliery Sites on the Air

Home of Former Colliery Sites on the AirFormer Colliery Sites on the Air is an Amateur Radio event. All you need to take part is a minimum of a 2m band radio, an amateur radio license and find a Colliery site to activate.

The aim is simple by using a maximum power of 10 watts to make as many QSOs as you can, this is not a contest, please take time to enjoy the event.

Our last event took place on the  25th June 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST) – We will be back next year the date will be in June near to the Summer Solstice.

We were due to run the 2020 event on the 23rd June, however, due to the COVID-19 situation in the UK at the time, we decided to cancel the event.

Please look out for our return in 2021.

To activate a site all you need is  2m FM  – Please tell us which site you are activating thank you. Please Register here.

This event is aimed at licensed Radio Amateurs, if you are not yet licensed please feel free to listen in on the 2m band.

If you are interested in Amateur Radio – then please visit the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) web site, please click here.

In England, Scotland and Wales, coal fields occur in rocks aged from the Carboniferous age, some of these coal fields extend under the North Sea. The UK coalfields are associated with the following areas Northumberland and Durham, North and South Wales, Yorkshire, the Scottish Central Belt, Lancashire, Cumbria, the East, and West Midlands and Kent.

Shockingly out of 1503 collieries in operation at the time of nationalization in 1947. There are now none left. The last, Kellingley Colliery at Knottingley in Yorkshire, closed in 2015.