Oct 212017
 

The club is holding a Foundation Course on Saturdays 11th, 18th and 25th November; the exam will be on the 25th November.

The course will be held in the shack from 12 noon to 6 p.m. with the exam in the village hall at 1 p.m. on the 25th.

If you are interested in joining this course please contact me via the contact link above.

Pam G4STO
LSWC Examination Secretary

 Posted by at 12:36 am
Oct 182017
 

From this:

To this!!

On Saturday 14th October members of the club celebrated Lincolnshire Sausage Day by eating delicious Lincolnshire Sausages.

It is UK Sausage Week from Monday 30th October to Sunday 5th November so there could well be another Sausage Event on Saturday 4th November.

Sorry about the quality of the photos; tablet still.

 Posted by at 1:22 am
Oct 172017
 

A few of our members will have a better idea of what to do if they find someone lying lifelessly on the ground!!  Ian G4EVK gave members a talk and demonstration on basic first aid.

A few photos from the evening taken on my tablet (camera not working).

The photo below shows Ian putting Stephen M6TSJ into the recovery position.

 Posted by at 6:56 pm
Aug 292017
 

What a busy Five months we’ve had; April a visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford,

May the Fox Hunt and the Dambusters Special Event Station,

Fir Park Free Show in June,

Boultham Park Summer Fare beginning of July,

Poacher end of July beginning of August

and Fir Park Wings and Wheels August Bank Holiday weekend

and we are going to have another two busy months with the National Hamfest at the end of September and then there’s JOTA at the end of October.  We have also run three Foundation courses, had a couple of Sausage and Burger events, several talks and our surplus equipment sale.

For August Bank Holiday weekend, Les G1LQB collected the equipment on Wednesday and went over to Fir Park on Friday and started setting up; he had taken his caravan so he could get early starts.  Stephen M6TSJ arrived early on Saturday morning with his tent and helped Les with setting up the station.  Other licenced helpers/visitors to the station were Pete G8THR, Peter M3PCC, James G0EUN, Barry G4DBS (RAF Waddington ARC), Jim G0EJQ RSGB Region 13 Regional Manager, Tom G4OSB, Ian G4XFC, Ian M0RPD, Roger G3PVU, Stuart G3YPS, Steve M5ZZZ and Jason G7KPM; I didn’t get there until Monday so if I’ve missed anyone sorry.

 Posted by at 12:07 am
Aug 122017
 

Not two weeks in but August has been a very hectic time for several of us, Poacher, a Foundation course and exam and a sausage and burger afternoon.  I think and hope this is the end of the extra activities for the time being although there is a provisional sausage and burger afternoon on 9th September which coincides with the Scampton Air Show; if you are interested please let me know.

Despite conflicting start times today’s sausage and burger afternoon went well albeit numbers were down on previous events.  Our caterer for the day (me) excelled herself by laying on salads, desserts and freshly pulled Victoria plums; she had a little cash left over from a previous sausage and burger evening.

 

We really must get the patio area completed which we talked about a couple of years ago.

 Posted by at 6:57 pm
Aug 102017
 

I like a happy ending.  The Foundation Course run by Les G1LQB and Ian G4EVK resulted in all five candidates passing their examination on 10th August.  Invigilators for the exam were Chris 2E0NDT and Pam G4STO.  The results are, of course, subject to confirmation from the RSGB.

Pictured from left to right: Les G1LQB Instructor and candidates Callum, Alan, Matthew, Celia and Frank.

 Posted by at 11:50 pm
Aug 082017
 

August is a busy month so far for LSWC, last week it was Poacher 2017 and today we started a Foundation Course; tutors for the course are Les G1LQB and Ian G4EVK both also helped last week at Poacher 2017.   Thanks also to Andy M0KED for being at the other end of the mike; Andy also had a day at Poacher and made contact with scouts from home on other days.

We have four candidates on this course and the examination will be on Thursday 10th.

 

 

 Posted by at 5:35 pm
Aug 082017
 

Poacher 2017 was Lincolnshire’s 10th International Jamboree with over 5000 Scouts and Guides aged 10-17 from 26 different countries taking part in the event; over 160 visited our tent to learn a little about amateur radio and to obtain their Communicator Badge.

                        

You will notice from some of these photos that Les and Ian conducted their introduction to amateur radio ‘Open Air’ the Coleman shelter had to be dismantled due to the high winds; luckily it didn’t rain!!

At one stage we had to revert to the generator due to a power cut on the showground.

There were just five of us to dismantle the station and we made it look easy!!!

 Posted by at 11:39 am
Aug 082017
 

Day 5 of Poacher went well although high winds caused problems with the Coleman shelter and the Red Arrows stopped our operating the station for short periods; not all scouts and guides at Poacher see them daily so everything had to stop so they could marvel at the display.

     

 

Steve M5ZZZ cooked a tasty beef stew so Pam had a day off cooking and decided to clean the trailer mast.

     

Today we had Andy M0KED, Barry G4DBS and Jim G0EJQ on the microphone from the tent; other members of the club were at the ‘other end’ talking to the scouts and guides (sorry I’m not sure who did this but thank you).

A few more of the activities at Poacher:

Our kitchen:

 Posted by at 10:57 am
Jul 312017
 

We had another successful day at Poacher 2017 with a steady flow of scouts visiting the station, some making a return visit because the thunder storm on Sunday prevented them from making contact with other stations.

Below are a few photos of the scouts paying attention to Les G1LQB giving a brief description of amateur radio and others showing Barry G4DBS finding stations for them to speak to.

Naturally we had to eat; today it was beef burgers and mushrooms gathered from the showground by Les G1LQB followed by doughnuts provided by Barry G4DBS.

A few other visitors to the station:

A few of the other activities at Poacher.

And you could say ‘it never rains but it pours’; enlarge this photo

and you can actually see the stair rods of rain coming down!!! The rain didn’t dampen our enthusiasm but it did stop radio operations as we couldn’t hear the other stations through the rain pounding on the tent roof and finally below the standing water after the ‘shower’.

 

 Posted by at 9:21 pm