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.


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
Sep 232016

Places are filling up fast so if you would like to join the Foundation Course please use the “Contact” form to show your interest. Our Secretary needs to have all paperwork completed by Wednesday 12th October. She will be available on Wednesdays 5th and 12th October to complete the necessary paperwork.

 Posted by at 10:02 pm
Sep 072016

It was all go at the shack tonight when half a dozen members helped cut up the Exhibitor Passes for the National Hamfest.   I’m not sure how safe Ian was using that guillotine but I didn’t see any blood on the table after we had finished.  Thanks Ian G4XFC, Peter G1FLL, Chris 2E0NDT, Geoff 2E0YBG and Stephen SWL.



 Posted by at 11:22 pm
Sep 012016

Using his ‘home brew ‘Tesla coil’ spark generator and a fluorescent tube, Brian Hiley (M0YXB) showed how electromagnetic energy is transmitted wirelessly through free space. This simple but effective demonstration served as a very effective introduction to his talk on Antenna Modelling, to an audience of some 20 radio amateurs gathered at the LSWC HQ in Aisthorpe on Wednesday evening 31st August.

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The basics and application of the MMANA-GAL Antenna Analysing tool was the core of Brian’s both fascinating and informative well illustrated presentation.   He explained how the programme, which is freely available for download from the Internet, may be used to assess just how successful our antenna systems may be by entering their specifications (nothing too complex eg: Height, frequency, length and feed point) and amongst many other things, seeing ‘the unseen’ viz: their polar diagrams and thus being able to derive from that the best application. (eg inter ‘G’, DX etc). Other factors including SWR, power, traps, baluns and type of antennas were discussed and all in all, especially from the Q and A’s during the talk, it was clearly a very popular subject.

So why not have a go at applying the analysis tool to your existing or planned installations, it’s all positive stuff and you too will be able to see and assess ‘the unseen’!

Many thanks to Brian for coming up from Harby near Melton Mowbray – much appreciated – 73

Peter (M0EJL) for LSWC.

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 Posted by at 9:55 pm
Aug 082016

What better way could Tom, G4OSB celebrate his 80th Birthday?
About 30 of his friends from LSWC together with XYLs and a couple of children joined Tom at the shack for a Sausage and Burger afternoon prepared by Pam, G4STO and her ‘assistant’ Steve, M5ZZZ. Pam and Steve did Tom proud with the specially selected Sausages and Burgers, salads and sweets. Pam was up until gone mid-night on Friday preparing trifles and fruit salad for the occasion; the sherry trifle was quickly consumed!!!
A big ‘thank you’ to all who helped make Tom’s Birthday special. Below are a few photos from the day.


We didn’t manage to get a photo of Tom on the day so this is one I had from our visit to Boultham Fair in July 2015 when he was a mere 78 and a bit years old!


Pam’s Car Boot

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 Posted by at 1:38 am