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Icom UK supports SOS Radio Week 2011

Icom UK is pleased to sponsor SOS Radio Week by providing two radio transceivers worth over £800 as prizes for the Amateur Radio stations that raise the most money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) during the week.

SOS Radio Week ( is nine days of fund raising by Radio Amateurs for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) which takes place at the end of January to coincide with the RNLI’s own SOS fund raising day.

The two transceivers donated to SOS Radio Week are the ID-E880 D-star dual band mobile and the IC-E80D D-star dual band hand-held. These models will be awarded to the group and individual, respectively, that raise the most money for the RNLI during SOS Radio Week 2011.

Icom UK is already involved with raising money for the RNLI by being a member of RNLI Ambassador Scheme. This involves Icom promoting RNLI membership on selected marine radio communication products. To this end, Icom UK offers a year’s introductory membership with the purchase of either the IC-M71 VHF Marine Transceiver, IC-M505 or IC-M603 VHF/DSC Marine Transceivers.

Derek Hughes of SOS Radio Week said, ‘The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society committee are extremely pleased that Icom UK have agreed to sponsor our SOS Radio Week fund-raising event and would to thank them for their very generous offer to donate two D-Star transceivers as prizes to the individual and group that raise the most for the RNLI during the event. With such a prestigious company as Icom backing the event we hope it will encourage lots more Amateur Radio operators to register and help make SOS Radio Week 2011 a bumper event.’

So, if you want to be in with a chance to win one of these great radios, get registered for SOS Radio Week 2011 now and start planning your fundraising operations.

SOS Radio Week and is part of RNLI SOS Day which is on Friday 28 January 2011 and is the RNLI's biggest fundraising day. It's a great way to help the RNLI's volunteer crew members and lifeguards who rescue 22 people every day and thousands of people throughout the UK and RoI. You can take part at work, at school or at home. To find out more and to request a free SOS Day fundraising kit, visit'.

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