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
Jul 292017

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Following the success of the 2013 Poacher International Jamboree, LSWC were asked if they would put on a station for Poacher 2017; Ian G4EVK Chairman, Pam G4STO Secretary, Steve M5ZZZ Activity Officer and Les G1LQB Education with help from Barry G4DBS from RAF Waddington ARC set up the station ready for the start of Poacher on Sunday 30th July; potentially 500 scouts will be introduced to amateur radio over the week.  Three of the visitors to our station today were Andy G0MNI from Grimsby, Andrew M0OOO and Mark M6WMS both from RAF Waddington ARC all three are working at Poacher and regrettably unable to help on our station.

Below are a few pictures from the day; you will note we have an appropriate hammer for the job!!  Please note our Secretary (that’s me) got down to work.  Also please note life got a little sad towards the end of the day!!!



 Posted by at 11:58 pm
Jul 292017

On the 8th July members of the Club made their annual ‘Pilgrimage’ to Boultham Summer Fair where they put on an Amateur Radio demonstration.   It wasn’t all plain sailing; the frame on the Coleman Shelter was broken and there was no power lead but thanks to G1LQBs Aladdin’s Cave a temporary ‘mend’ was made to the shelter and with the expertise of G7KPM and M6TSJ a power lead was made.   The station was visited by many members of the public including the Mayor and Mayoress of Lincoln and the City Sheriff.  Several former club members also made their annual visit and members of neighbouring RAF Waddington Club also called in at the station.  It was a very enjoyable day for most of the members present and in some cases very tiring.

 Posted by at 10:52 pm
Jul 062017

Another almost successful sausage and burger night at the club; not sure what was wrong with the BBQ but it didn’t cook the sausages as they should have been cooked: perhaps it was the sausages, it certainly wasn’t the Head Cook for the night.
Below are a few photos, also not the quality I had hoped. I think it was ‘Pistols at Dusk’ for the lads.

 Posted by at 12:06 am