Jul 272015

Club members and their guests certainly know how to enjoy themselves while Steve M5ZZZ and Pam G4STO slaved over a hot bar-be-cue on 1st July providing beef burgers and Lincolnshire sausages together with a fresh red and green salad; oh yes and veggie burgers and sausages.

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 Posted by at 11:47 pm
Jul 122015

Legsby Primary School arrive at G5FZ HQ

I was asked to give a talk about Morse Code to Legsby Primary School as part of their communications project, which was successful and invited the pupils to visit our club shack at Aisthorpe.

On the 30th of June the children arrived and enjoyed a day at the shack doing various things, I was helped by Pam G4STO, Peter G1FLL and Bob  G7AVU the children enjoyed the visit with most of them enjoying Bobs talk on amateur television.

Photos by Pam G4STO can be viewed here

 Posted by at 9:25 pm
Jun 222015




RSGB members can print a ticket for FREE ADMISSION to Bletchly Park by going to www.rsgb.org.uk/members area. For non members the entrance fee is £14.50

This is open to non members of LSWC, if you would like tickets then please let Steve M5ZZZ know

 Posted by at 11:12 pm
Jun 062015

If anyone is considering constructing the DG8 2m preamp from the RSGB Radcom Plus, I might be able to save you buying batches of 10 SMD devices as I have had to do. I have many passive SMDs due to ‘over supply’ that can be had at cost. Contact me g4pdf (at) bobcopeland.net

 Posted by at 4:03 pm
May 302015

It’s all go at the club on a Saturday morning.

The photos show Les G1LQB and Bob G7AVU sunning themselves

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while George M0XVR, Roger G3PVU and Ian G4EVK repair equipment

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30052015 George, Roger, Ian and Bob

and Tom G4OSB making contact with other amateurs

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Finally George handing over the Construction Contest Trophy to Ian after having it for his six months

30052015 Handing over of construction trophy

 Posted by at 11:22 pm
May 252015

The shack was painted in 2014 but the weather didn’t stay good enough to get the shed done so a working party was arranged for Saturday 23rd May; unfortunately it was arranged the same day as another working party was emptying the caravan so it left just Peter M0EJL and Pam G4STO to get the brushes out.

Peter M0EJL


 Posted by at 12:11 am
May 242015

Members of Lincoln Short Wave Club were delighted that members of the Grantham, RAF Waddington, and Thorpe Camp Amateur Radio Clubs were able to join them on Saturday 16th May for a Celebration of Lincolnshire Fayre (prepared by Steve M5ZZZ and Pam G4STO) and to say ‘thank you’ for their support at the National Hamfest each year. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Did we have a little too much to drink Work to be done on the aerials or was it the wine?

Keith fishing Keith M0KAN; no he isn’t fishing.

Les hard at it folding serviettes Les G1LQB wrapping cutlery

Lynn and Shirley Lynn and Shirley soaking up the sun

Our visitors enjoying Lincolnshire Fayre Members and guests enjoying the food.Peter's XYL, Peter and the two Bobs Peter’s xyl, Peter and the two Bobs

After the Celebration of Lincolnshire Fayre members took part in the special event station GB5DAM.

Alan, Ian and StanAlan G4VUA, Ian G4EVK and Stan 2E0SJP getting ready to operate the special event station

Ian and Stan

                                                                                             Ian and Stan

 Posted by at 11:59 pm
May 132015

Ellis Mill


Once again a few members of LSWC took part in ‘Mills on Air’ and put on a special event station at Ellis Mill in Lincoln using the callsign GB5EM.   The transceiver used was an FT847 and used a dual band dipole and it really was a portable station as it was battery powered. An enjoyable day was had by Steve M5ZZZ, Steve G1PPP, Les G1LQB, Andy M0KED and Keith G0RQQ.

Steve at Ellis Mill

The photo shows Steve G1PPP working other Mills on th Air stations.

 Posted by at 12:02 am