Mar 012015
 

I am hoping we have had another successful Foundation Course and Exam. All candidates taking the exam got the required pass mark but regrettably three of them have question marks against their names; two made alterations on the Optical Mark Sheet and the other completed his in blue ink instead of black. We have to wait now until we hear from the Examinations people at the RSGB; it is hoped they will be lenient.

Foundation Exm 1.3.15

Pictured are Andrew Mason, Francis Stephenson, Mark Clarke, Robert Radley, John Hancox and Peter Meanwell.

 Posted by at 1:31 pm
Jan 292015
 
Steve Peregrine x Gyr/Saker Falcon

Steve with the Peregrine x Gyr/Saker Falcon

Professional Falconer Steve G1PPA gave a very informative talk on Falconry and displayed two of his birds that he brought along as part of his talk. A Goshawk and a Peregrine x Gyr/Saker Falcon which took centre stage during the talk .

Steve with the Goshawk

Steve with the Goshawk

Peregrine x Gyr/Saker Falcon

Peregrine x Gyr/Saker Falcon

Steve with his Goshawk

Steve with his Goshawk

 

 Posted by at 10:17 pm
Jan 232015
 

A new feature for the Lincoln Short Wave Club is Classified Adverts that you can post yourself (Ads will be approved by Admin before being displayed)

You do not have to be a member of the Club to post your Ads on this feature, but all ads will be moderated and if found to be commercial then a fee will be required before the advert is displayed.

Note: You have reply to the email verification that you will be sent before you items will be sold, be sure to check your SPAM Inbox incase it has ended up there.

Start selling your surplus equipment here

 Posted by at 3:24 pm
Jan 202015
 

The Club is hoping to run another Foundation Course in February. This course will take place on Saturdays and Sundays 14th/15th and 21st/22nd February with the examination taking place on Sunday 1st March.
If you would like to join this course then please contact Pam Rose G4STO, LSWC Secretary via the contact tag above. It is hoped to sort paperwork out for the course at the shack on Saturday morning 7th February.

 Posted by at 7:03 pm
Jan 172015
 

Patrick G0OSO accepting the G6COL Shield which was awarded to Tom 2E0TMO for Best Achievement in Amateur Radio; Tom took and passed both the Foundation and Intermediate Exams in 2014.

Patrick and Mark

Alan M0XVR receiving the Joe Rose Memorial Shield which he won jointly with Ian G4EVK for their entries in the Construction Contest in November.

Mark and George

 Posted by at 8:45 pm
Jan 172015
 

The Annual General Meeting of the Club took place on Wednesday 14 January 2015 and the following members were elected onto the Committee:
Chairman – Mark M0ZLE
Secretary – Pam G4STO
Treasurer – Roger G3PVU
Activity Officer – Steve M5ZZZ
Ordinary Committee Members
Les – G1LQB
Keith – M0KAN
Peter – G1FLL
Dave – M0KWM
Louise – 2E0LOT
Keith – G0RQQ

 Posted by at 8:26 pm
Jan 072015
 

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th January 2014 in the BSA Village Hall, Aisthorpe at 2015 hours.  A copy of the Agenda is published below:

A G E N D A

 1         Apologies for absence

 2         Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 15th January 2014

 3         Matters arising from the Minutes

 4         Chairman’s Report

 5         Treasurer’s Report

 6         Amendments to Club Rules – Club Rule 3– Officers 

7          Proposed by Steve M5ZZZ, Seconded by Dave M0KWM

Club Rule 5 reads:

“The Officers of the Club shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and an Activity Officer and that the members of the Committee shall number an additional six (6) ordinary Committee members
“The Officers shall hold office for one (1) year, and shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, all retiring Officers being eligible for re-election.  In the event of a vacancy occurring on the Committee, the Committee shall have the power to co-opt any Club member to serve on the Committee for that part of the year remaining.  The Chairman shall call meetings of the Committee as and when required.  With the exception of matters dealing with elections and subscriptions, the Committee is empowered to make any decisions without reference to the main body of the membership.  A quorum of five which shall include a minimum of one officer shall form a Committee which shall be chaired by the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer or the Activities Officer in that order. All Committee members shall have been paid up members for at least two full years (24 consecutive months) to take effect from the AGM on 14 January 2004.

Any member not having paid their subscription by 31st December shall cease to be a member of the Club.”

It is proposed that this should now read:

“The Officers shall hold office for one (1) year, and shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, all retiring Officers being eligible for re-election.  In the event of a vacancy occurring on the Committee, the Committee shall have the power to co-opt any Club member to serve on the Committee for that part of the year remaining; this member shall have been a paid up member of the club for at least one full year (12 consecutive months).  The Chairman shall call meetings of the Committee as and when required.  With the exception of matters dealing with elections and subscriptions, the Committee is empowered to make any decisions without reference to the main body of the membership.  A quorum of five which shall include a minimum of one officer shall form a Committee which shall be chaired by the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer or the Activities Officer in that order. All Committee members shall have been paid up members for at least two full years (24 consecutive months) to take effect from the AGM on 14 January 2004.

Any member not having paid their subscription by 31st December shall cease to be a member of the Club.”

Steve’s reason for this change is because of the lack of interest of members to serve on the Committee; this would allow newish and suitable members with specialist skills to be co-opted. 

 8         Election of Committee

 9         Agree nominal sum of money to be set aside to purchase equipment through the coming year.

10        To appoint a club Almoner – Present Almoner Peter M0EJL.

11        To appoint an LSWC Thursday 2 meter Net Co-ordinator.  Present Co-ordinator M0EJL.

12        To appoint an LSWC Representative at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.

Present Representative Peter G1FLL.

13        Any other business

14        Presentation of Awards

15        Date of next Annual General Meeting – 13th January 2016.

 Posted by at 1:57 am
Dec 232014
 

Over three dozen members and their guests enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner at the Fox and Hounds in Willingham by Stow on Wednesday 17th December.  Below are a number of photographs taken during the night.

  Tom and Gerry     Sue, Fred, Chris, etc.

 

Sue and Peter

 

Steve Peter, Carolyn, James and Jonathan Patrick, Tom, William and Vicky Patrick and William Les's table Les, Patrick, Tom, Vicky and Alec Ken and Les    Keith, Jenny, George and back of Tom Keith and Jenny    Jenny, Steve and Tom Ian trying to look grumpy, he's succeeded   Hazelm Gerry, Pam and Kathleen Hazel, G6KGG's XYL George, Steve and Tom Fred, Ann, Peter, Sue, Louise, Dave, Mo and Chris Dave and Louise Chris, Ian and Mo     Cheers Bob    
Bob and Kathleen
Ann and Fred

 Posted by at 7:27 pm
Oct 312014
 

The Surplus Equipment Sale was once again a great success albeit numbers were slightly down on previous sales. Below are a few pictures showing some of the equipment being sold together with some of our visitors and club members.

It is hoped to hold another Surplus Equipment Sale in April next year.

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 Posted by at 8:59 pm