Welcome to the Home of Former Colliery Sites on the Air

Miner Holding Lamp, testing for gasFormer 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 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 next event will take place on Wednesday, June 19th 2024 from 18:00 to 21:00 BST

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

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) website, please click here.

In England, Scotland and Wales, coal fields occur in rocks aged from the Carboniferous age, some of these coalfields 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.