Jan 142017
 

Another successful day at the Village Hall with 7 members of the Lincs 4×4 Response Group passing their Foundation Examination. It was touch and go whether or not this examination would take place as members of the group had been put onto standby by the Red Cross and Lincs Resilience Forum for potential flooding on the bank of the Humber. Luckily the Humber behaved itself.

Pictured l-r Simon Wray, Darrell Storey, Christopher Harris, Christopher Birch, Ian G4XFC (Tutor), Benjamyn Damazeri, Arthur Harrison and David Mowbray.

 

 Posted by at 8:21 pm
Jan 122017
 

The Annual General Meeting of the Club took place on Wednesday 11 January 2017 and the following members were elected onto the Committee:

Chairman – Ian G4EVK
Secretary – Pam G4STO
Treasurer – Terry G7JFI
Activity Officer – Ian G4XFC
Ordinary Committee Members
Alistair – M0TEF
Bob – G7AVU
Les – G1LQB
Roger G3PVU
Steve M5ZZZ

Item 13 on the agenda was presentation of awards and the photo below shows Peter M0EJL being presented with the Joe Rose Memorial Trophy for Construction.  Other photos show members present at the AGM.

 Posted by at 1:00 am
Jan 092017
 

Another busy Saturday at the club: the first of the 2017 Foundation Courses started with 10 candidates from Lincs 4×4. The practical elements of the course were completed with help from G1FLL, M0EJL, G1LQB and 2E0FGA; 2E0YBG was at the end of a radio at home. While this was going on Ian G4EVK replaced a switch in the photocopier and Roger G3PVU was looking for faults in another piece of equipment.

 

           

 

 Posted by at 12:24 am
Dec 222016
 

The pictures below show members of the club preparing the village hall for our Christmas Dinner which was held on 14th December.  Thanks to Peter and Carolyn Kendal and Peter and Sue Gray who got the hall ready and Steve Burke who got the tree; you see, it doesn’t just happen by itself!!! Unfortunately the lights were turned off and it was too dark to take photos so I have no pictures of members that attended the dinner.   Wisby Family Butchers from Wragby provided the outside catering.

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 Posted by at 11:59 pm
Dec 112016
 

gerry-at-poacher-2013Gerry at Poacher 2013

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Gerry after being presented with Honorary Life Membership

William (Gerry) Duffner, G6KGG, sadly became a silent key on the afternoon of 10th December 2016. Gerry was a honorary life member of Lincoln Short Wave Club where he had been a member since June 1992 (24 years) when we met at the City Engineers Club in Lincoln.

Until his illness, Gerry had been on the committee of the club for many years and was the Examination Secretary and an Instructor for the Foundation and Intermediate Courses.

When moving to Aisthorpe in 2008 Gerry was there helping in some way of other and could always be found helping at Special Event Stations and Contests.

Gerry will be sadly missed by all those at Lincoln Short Wave Club and by many others with whom he came into contact. R.I.P.

Gerry with xyl Hazel, Christmas Diner 2012

Gerry with xyl Hazel, Christmas Diner 2012

Gerry at Regional Club of the Year presentation

Gerry at Regional Club of the Year presentation

 

Tom with Gerry

Tom with Gerry

 Posted by at 1:33 am
Dec 102016
 

It was all hands on path this morning clearing leaves outside the shack; Ken G3NIC and Peter G1FLL brought leaf vacs, I took a yard brush and shovel (for others to use!!). Joe 2E0ECF and Geoff 2E0YBG used the brush and shovel very professionally and Les G1LQB cleared a way for Peter and his vacuum.  Ken worked single handed at the west end of the shack!   An excellent job was done by all including Art (he helped throw some junk away from the end of the shack) who only joined the club this morning; does he realise what he has let himself in for? Andy M0KED also helped by taking photos as my camera is in Cheltenham!!

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 Posted by at 11:38 pm
Nov 052016
 

Successful Foundation and Intermediate Examinations were held at the Club today 5th November 2016 when Joe M6LLP passed his Intermediate Exam and Francis, Nathan, Alex and Stephen passed their Foundation Exam.

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Pictured from left to right: Les G1LQB – Instructor; Joe M6LLP, Francis, Geoff 2E0YBG – Invigilator, Nathan, Alex, Stephen and Ian G4XFC Instructor.

 Posted by at 8:32 pm
Oct 302016
 

Possibly the biggest Surplus Equipment Sale ever to be held by Lincoln Short Wave Club will take place on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. Already we have approaching 200 lots; some are not being auctioned off but have a fixed price; a list of this equipment, together with prices, can be obtained from the Secretary via the contact tab above.

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Other items will be auctioned off in the usual way; a list of the items is also available from the Secretary.

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Booking in of any additional items will be from 1800 hours until 1930 hours latest, with viewing from 1945 hours; the auction will commence at 2015 hours.

Refreshments will be available from 1945 hours.

For those radio amateurs that have not visited Lincoln Short Wave Club previously the postcode is LN1 2SG. We are about half a mile North of the village of Scampton on the B1398 Scunthorpe Road.

 Posted by at 10:16 pm
Oct 252016
 

Please note the Surplus Equipment Sale which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 26th October will now take place on Wednesday 2nd November. Booking in will be from 1930 hours with the sale starting at 2015 hours. Photographs and a list of some of the equipment to be sold will be published on this site after the weekend.

 Posted by at 7:04 pm
Sep 282016
 

The National Hamfest is taking place on Friday 30th September – Saturday 1st October. Gates open at 7:30am for Flea Market Setup and 9:30am for the public. The George Stephenson Hall opens at 10am. On Wednesday 28th September members from local clubs helped set out tables in the hall (in record time) in readiness for the exhibitors arriving on Thursday 29th September.

Terry and Bob admiring some of the goodies for the Repeater Stand

Terry and Bob admiring some of the goodies for the Repeater Stand

The Hall already for exhibitors

The Hall already for exhibitors

The Repeater Group Stand

The Repeater Group Stand

The Mess Tent

The Mess Tent

 

The Bring and Buy Marquee

The Bring and Buy Marquee

Almost there with the erection of the Bring and Buy Marquee

Almost there with the erection of the Bring and Buy Marquee

 

 

 Posted by at 11:45 pm