A date for your diary – on 29th June 2016 there will be a Sausage and Burger night at the club.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
For a brief history of RAF Scampton go to http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafscampton/aboutus/history.cfm
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.
Dora relaxing after a hard morning.
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.
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.
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!!!!)
It was another successful day in the Village Hall today with all five candidates passing their Intermediate Examination; this is, of course, subject to confirmation by the Examination Department at the RSGB.
The photo shows back row left to right candidates Rick Ball, Simon Clark, Alan Beckett, Peter Meanwell and Geoffrey Booth; seated invigilators Steve M5ZZZ (left) and Roger G3PVU (right) and instructors Ian G4EVK and Ian G4XFC in the centre.
Steve M5ZZZ putting the finishing touches (fitting the knobs) to the kitchen cupboards while some members take a well earned rest from the Intermediate Course and others taking a rest from watching Steve work.
The moment Steve realised the
knobs weren’t level.
After months of talking about it the cupboards are now fitted and filled. Just need to clear the tops down and start using the contents of the cupboards.