Jul 202016
 

Foundation Licence Now Book Lincoln Short Wave Club is pleased to announce a new Foundation Licence Course to be held at Aisthorpe Village Hall on Saturday the 29th of October for two Saturdays, with the Exam being held on the second Saturday afternoon.

The Foundation Licence is the entry level to Amateur Radio, that allows you transmit on the Amateur Bands with a power of 10 watts. More information here.

The cost of the course which includes the cost of your Amateur Radio Licence is £45 and if you wish to purchase the “Foundation Licence Now!” book which you will need for the course, the club offers them at £5. The course is suitable for age 12 upwards and is mandatory to progress to the next “Intermediate Licence” stage. Please use the “Contact” form for more information.

Jul 122016
 

RAF Ingham

 

There is a change to the club programme in July; Wednesday 13th July there is now a talk and film show by Geoff Burton, Trustee/Chairman of the RAF Heritage Centre, about the history of RAF Ingham.  This talk starts at the earlier time of 1915 for 1930 as it lasts nearly two hours.  This is a must for anyone interested Aviation History.  It will take place in the Village Hall, Aisthorpe.

 Posted by at 1:23 am
Jun 302016
 

On Wednesday 29th June 2016 I played golf in the pouring rain; when I got home there were messages on my answer machine – “I think it’s the sausage and burger night, is it still on?” “What contingency plans have you?”

I was a little dismayed that these people had no faith in my ability to organise the weather; have I let you down in the past? No. I sent out an e-mail saying it was on and only two people decided to stay at home; even Dora turned out.

I admit it wasn’t warm enough to sit outside but the village hall had been booked, just in case, and most people assembled there. Good job we didn’t start at 1900 hours when we had a down pour.  I think the majority of people enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to Steve M5ZZZ for bringing the onions and helping to cook the food, Bob G7AVU for collecting the bread rolls, Adrian M0NWK and Dylan for returning the bar-be-cue to the shack and Bob G4PDF for washing up and everyone who turned out and ate the food.

Below are a few photos from the evening:

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 Posted by at 12:46 am
May 282016
 

A date for your diary – on 29th June 2016 there will be a Sausage and Burger night at the club.

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The BBQ will be lit at around 1930 hours and food should be ready by 2000 hours. Everyone welcome but please see Pam and get your name on the list.

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 Posted by at 11:04 pm
May 282016
 

A dozen members of the club were given a tour of the Heritage Centre at RAF Scampton on 25th May.  RAF Scampton was one of just a few airfields which began life during World War One.  It was closed and then re-activated in 1936.

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The Chapel

In 1943 RAF Scampton became the home of their most famous squadron, 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) also known as Squadron X.  Photo courtesy of the internet.

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Scampton was also the home of the Avro Vulcan bomber during the Cold War period in the 1950s and 1960s; the Vulcan was armed with the Blue Steel nuclear deterrent.  (Vulcan photos taken from the internet).

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RAF Scampton is now the home one of the world’s greatest aerobatic display teams. the Red Arrows which can be seen flying over our shack on a regular basis.

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M0EJL Terry G7JFI

Roger G3PVU

 

For a brief history of RAF Scampton go to http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafscampton/aboutus/history.cfm

 Posted by at 1:04 am
May 222016
 

Members of Lincoln Short Wave Club were delighted that members of the Grantham, RAF Waddington, and Spalding Amateur Radio Clubs were able to join them on Saturday 21st May for a bite to eat and for LSWC to say ‘thank you’ for the support given by their members at the National Hamfest each year.  An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. It is hoped that this will be a fixture in the club’s calendar for many years to come.

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A warm carvery of Beef, Pork, Turkey, Ham and Sausages

 

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Dora relaxing after a hard morning.

 

 Posted by at 1:31 am
Apr 282016
 

The Surplus Equipment Sale on 27th April was well attended by club members and other amateurs from around the county. With over 120 lots, there were many bargains to be had (see all those goody bags in the photos); I bought a Crock Pot. Ian G4EVK our Chairman and Rob 2E0FTJ assisted our resident auctioneer Bob G7AVU by finding the items for sale and Roger G3PVU, Treasurer and Steve M5ZZZ, Activity Officer happily accepted payments and paid out at the end of the sale. Refreshments were served and photos taken by G4STO. Our next Surplus Equipment Sale will be held on Wednesday 26th October 2016.

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 Posted by at 11:28 pm
Apr 262016
 

Lincoln Short Wave Club is hoping to run another Foundation Course in the near future. A date hasn’t been fixed yet but we hope it will start in the next few weeks. If you are interested please contact Pam Rose G4STO LSWC and Examinations Secretary via the contact tag above.

 Posted by at 6:04 pm
Apr 122016
 

A very successful evening was had when 13+ 1st Willingham Cubs invaded the shack in order to have experience passing greetings messages on to other radio amateurs; this will go towards their Communications Badge.

We had planned on making contact with the Cherry Willingham Group but encountered a few problems so we fell back to our stand-by stations that helped to make the evening the success it was.

A BIG ‘thank you’ to Peter G1FLL and Ian G4XFC for putting on the station at Cherry Willingham; sorry it didn’t work out as planned: to Andy M0KED and Geoff 2E0YBG for being at home ready to speak to the cubs and to Simon 2E0DXE who put on the station for the cubs at the shack!! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. An even bigger thank you to Wockhardt UK Ltd for the Paracetamol (being in the shack with 13+ cubs seeing who could shout the loudest isn’t the most tranquil of places to be!!!!)

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 Posted by at 10:11 pm