Oct 092015

Lincoln Short Wave Club is hoping to run a Foundation Course commencing on Saturday 29th October with the examination on Saturday 14th November.

If you are interested in joining the course please let me know via the contact button above.


 Posted by at 5:42 pm
Sep 302015

LSWC were active in the UKAC 4MContest on Tuesday 29th.  Steve M5ZZZ opened the shack up and was joined by Chris 2E0BMA and Keith M0KAN, using the club call sign G6COL.  Steve started off on the mic with Chris logging; it was a slow start with 7 qso being made in the first half hour then Steve left and Chris jumped on the mic with Keith logging.  Things started to pick up and Chris worked a further 34 contacts giving a total of 41 with 8 different locator squares worked so well done guys.  Steve G1PPA was late home and could not make it to the club at short notice so operated from home and worked 30 stations and 10 different locator squares.  Not a bad night as this was arranged at short notice.  The group is looking forward to the 70cms contest on Saturday and all are welcome.

 Posted by at 9:53 pm
Sep 182015

Thanks go to Keith M0KAN, Ian G4EVK and Chris 2E0BMA for putting the 23cm antenna on the tower last Saturday; the coax, swr etc still need checking but this will be done this week. However all was not lost, after struggling with noise issues and power supply problems for the last 3 days, Bob G7AVU worked hard and finally, at 8.45 on Tuesday night, managed to get on the air on 23cm and worked 16 stations including IO74 square in Scotland and IO91 in London the points going to LSWC; well done and thank you Bob. LSWC is now listed on 3 bands this month.  In October the shack will be open on Tuesday 6th for the 144mhz and on the 20th for the 23cm UKAC contests.

There is a 70cm and 23cm 24 hour contest on 3rd/4th October and if there is enough interest then the club will take part in it.  If you are interested in taking part in this contest please let Keith M0KAN or Steve G1PPA know.

 Posted by at 10:54 pm
Sep 092015

Keith M0KHN opened up the shack in order to take part in the 70cms club contest on 8th September. Keith was joined by Steve G1PPA and Chris 2E0BMA and they used the club’s vhf callsign G6COL. Equipment used was the FT847 but the start was slow as the power lead kept cutting out; this was due to a faulty connection and once sorted they quickly worked a Scottish station. There was a lot of activity to the east but they struggled to work JO squares but beaming south they managed to work IO92 and IO91 squares. The station was operated by Chris and Steve while Keith was busy doing the logging; 35 contacts were logged. They propose to do both 144mhz and 70cm again in October and possibly the most interesting band, 23cm. If anyone is interested they will also open up the shack for the 50mhz and 70mhz contests.
Please contact either Steve or Keith if you are interested in taking part in any of these contests.

Chris and Keith 70cm Contest 8.9.2015

The photo shows Chris and Keith.

 Posted by at 7:50 pm
Aug 182015


Bob Shaw G3VRD
17th July 1935 – 17th August 2015
LSWC Member 1974 – 2015

Robert (Bob) Shaw G3VRD, sadly became a silent key in the early hours of Monday 17th August aged 80 years. He was an honorary life member of Lincoln Shortwave Club where he had enjoyed continuous membership since 1974 (41 years).
He had undertaken many key position in the Club and at various times had been Chairman and Treasurer. Many members owed their success in amateur radio to Bob’s tuition and mentoring and his technical skills were legendary.
He arranged and undertook the judging of many of the Club’s construction competitions and as one who was a keen constructor himself, his decisions were well respected (and final!). Bob was a frequent contributor to the Club’s swear box but this did not detract from his caring and always helpful manner in supporting any member in achieving their personal goals, whether just starting out in the hobby or an old timer. You will be sadly missed by all those at Lincoln SWC and by many others with whom you came into contact. R.I.P.

 Posted by at 12:35 pm
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