Apr 102019
 

Saturday morning a team of members, Roger G3PVU, Dave G0BEN, Andy 2E0OYQ (Congrats on the new callsign), M5ZZZ (for getting it out the shed and also going out and getting the wall bracket) & Simon M0SIY, set about assembling an antenna that has been in storage for a few years at the club. The Hy-Gain AV-640 has been used with great success in the past at the club and it was decided the it should be put back up to complement the Doublet currently in use.

 

The Hy-Gain AV-640 is an 8 Band Vertical antenna covering 40, 30, 20,17, 15, 12, 10 & 6 meters. The antenna has a great low angle signal which should allow more further afield contacts to be made.

 

Members Assembling the AV-640

 

 

Attaching the various counterpoises was the time consuming part of the job. It help if you get the right ones in the right place ;P.

 

Members Assembling the AV-640

G0BEN Assembling the AV-640

 

Once it was finally assembled it was ready to put up. An appropriate spot was chosen and with the newly acquired wall brackets, it was soon put up.

Only one job remains and that is to tune it up. Some bands are good but the rest need some adjustment.

 

Members installing the AV-640 on the side of the Shed

 

Once fully set up it will be available for use in the shack. Come down and have a go.

Apr 052019
 

Lincoln Short Wave Club is running a Foundation Course on Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th May with the examination on Sunday 5th May at 1800 hours.

Anyone interested in joining this course should contact Andy G0FVI on or before the 17th April via the contact form on this website; Andy is at the club most Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings by arrangement.

 Posted by at 9:13 pm
Mar 262019
 

John Dunthorne from the Cleethorpes Astronomical Society is giving a talk on 10th April starting promptly at 7.30 p.m. entitled ’50 years from Apollo and Spaceship earth’ at the Village Hall, Aisthorpe.  This is a very interesting talk that he gave at the Eagle Radio Club.  All are welcome.

 Posted by at 9:39 pm
Mar 242019
 

Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ

Playing about with radios from an early age Jim was interested in radio for most of his life; he sat the RAE in 1984 and gained the callsign G1PCI; all Jim wanted to do was go on HF, ‘dxing’.  Jim took his Morse test at Humber Radio and became G0EJQ in January 1985.  He loved chasing DX on single sideband and working portable and mobile.

Jim joined the Lincoln Short Wave Club in 1998 and served on the Committee for a number of years.  He enjoyed taking part in contests and helping with special event stations.

        Jim at Fir Park August 2018

Jim was RR for Region13 and in 2012 was honoured to represent the RSGB with Kath and Dave Wilson (President of the RSGB) at the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace where he had a few words with HRH Prince Phillip, Patron of the RSGB.

Originating from Grimsby Jim was a fisherman and worked on the trawlers all his working life.  He recently organised a visit to the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre for the club; as would be expected when visiting Grimsby, the trip ended with a Fish and Chip lunch.

On the Ross Tiger, Grimsby Fishig Heritage Centre

Jim spent 19 days in Lincoln County Hospital with a collapsed lung and was transferred to Nottingham City Hospital where he underwent surgery; he seemed to be recovering well and was in contact with many friends ‘texting’ and on Facebook until just hours before his death on 4th March 2019.

 Posted by at 7:23 pm
Mar 242019
 

The first course of 2019 ended successfully with six candidates passing their Intermediate Examination on Saturday 23rd March.

       

The ‘Practical’ Workshop

 

The successful candidates Tom M6TQB, Andy M6OYQ, Arthur M6LYK, Lee M6RCI, Sam M3HKU and  Eddy M3HME.

It is hoped to run a Foundation Course over the weekend of 4th/5th May; for details please use the contact tab above.

 Posted by at 7:19 pm
Feb 132019
 

 

Bob G7AVU will be giving a talk on the Lincoln Repeaters on the 27th March starting at 8pm in the Village Hall, Aisthorpe.  Whether you use the repeaters or not please come along as issues such as ongoing abuse and poor operating will be discussed along with other repeater related topics. This will be a chance to have your say and show your support for the work of the Lincoln repeater group.

 Posted by at 4:45 pm
Jan 222019
 

For the second year in a row we had a tie for Chairman so Steve M5ZZZ and Roger G3PVU agreed to take on the job between them; Steve will serve for the first half and Roger the second.  No nominations were received for the position of Activity Officer but since the AGM Andy G0FVI has been co-opted onto the Committee as our Activity Officer.

Officers

Chairman                           50/50     Steve M5ZZZ and Roger G3PVU

Secretary                           Pam G4STO

Treasurer                           Stephen M5SJM

Activity Officer                   Andy G0FVI

Ordinary Members

Adrian M0NWK

Alistair 2E0TEF

Ian G4EVK

Les G1LQB

Peter 2E0FGA

 Posted by at 6:18 pm