Members of the club at their Christmas Dinner which was held at the Fox and Hounds in Willingham by Stow.
On the 28th November we were treated to a talk on Amateur Satellites by Stephen 2E0SSM. He started by talking about the different types of orbits in use by all satellites and then moved onto the more specific orbits and the various types of satellite that amateur radio uses. A look at antenna’s and the effects of doppler shift leading to the need to correct frequencies followed. Stephen also gave information on which frequencies to listen on and some very useful websites for those of us who wanted to try it out for ourselves.
The talk was very well received and Stephen gave a demonstration after the talk using the equipment in the club radio shack.
Photo Alistair M0TEF
LSWCs ever popular Surplus Equipment Sale took place on Wednesday 31st October in the Village Hall at Aisthorpe when regular attendees from the East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and, of course, Lincolnshire were able to off load their surplus equipment and pick up a few bargains. The date of our next sale is 24th April 2019.
A couple of the lots
Our visitors (and some members)
Record numbers attended this year’s National Hamfest which was held on the 28th and 29th September. The George Stephenson Hall was filled with traders from around the UK and Europe together with Clubs and Special Interest Groups and RSGB Books and RSGB Committees. There was a large flea market area and outside traders together with the Bring and Buy marquee and Camb Hams with Flossie running GB18NH.
Below are a few photos to remind you of this year’s Hamfest or to show you what you missed.
After the excitement of our aborted foundation exam on the 28th July everything went almost smoothly this morning; the taxi didn’t turn up for Lyon and Liz and they had to get a lift from a neighbour, they arrived at the village hall at 11 minutes to 10 with the exam starting at 10!!
The village hall set out exactly as I had indicated on the exam layout – plenty of room between candidates. Thanks Peter, Les and David, supervised by Celia; if I’ve missed anyone sorry.
The successful candidates; back row l to r Andy, David and Mick, front Lyon.
The change of day and time was a disappointment to some of our regular visitors to the surplus equipment sales but it meant others could come, some on their way to the Spalding Rally.
We had visitors from Newcastle, York, Hull, Mansfield and Grantham to name a few places; most visitors were able to pick up a bargain or two or got rid of some of their surplus.
Below are a few photos from the day; sorry about the quality I really must invest in a new camera!!
Just to prove G4STO was actually at the sale; she looks a little aggressive but that’s because she’s concentrating.
Our next surplus equipment sale will be on Wednesday 24th October 2018 with booking in from 1830 hours.
Lincoln Short Wave Club is running a Foundation Course on Saturdays 21st and 28th July with the examination on Saturday 28th July at 1700 hours.
Anyone interested in joining this course should contact Pam G4STO on or before the 7th July via the contact form on this website; Pam is at the club Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings by arrangement.