I sat the RAE at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe in December 1982 and passed with two credits, my first call sign was G6TVP which I still hold. Being newly married children and other such matter took precedent for the next few years amateur radio was forgotten. In October 1993 my life took a new direction and I moved to Louth where my interest in amateur radio was rekindled. I joined the Louth ARC and was soon the secretary and repeater keeper for GB3LC, unfortunately as is the case with many clubs the Louth ARC folded through lack of members. I joined the RSGB in November 1999 and sat the five words per minute test at an RSGB morse camp in October 2000 and gained my present call sign M5ZZZ. I am now an active member of the Grimsby ATV group and assisted in the construction and implementation of GB3GG the Grimsby ATV repeater. I am a past Chairman and Secretary of the Eagle Radio Group. My main passion with amateur radio is portable operating, ATV and contesting. I am also an active member of the GB3GG repeater group in Grimsby. Take a look at the 13cm ATV repeater on our live stream at: I am now looking forward to my new challenge following my appointment as RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for District 135 ( Lincolnshire). Hopeing I can put something back into Amateur Radio for all the good things I have had out of it.I have recently moved to Wragby and have become a member of the Lincoln Short Wave Club where I have become very active on the contesting scene. I have now been elected to the committee of the LSWC and hold the office of Activities officer which I really enjoy so if you like doing talks on any subject let me know we are always looking for new speakers.

May 072014


International Mills Weekend

Sunday 11th May 2014 10.00 – 16.00


LSWC intend to operate from two historic windmills this year. Heckington Windmill GB2HWM on your left and as usual Ellis Mill GB5EM pictured to your right. If you are interested in helping with any aspect of operating these stations please contact Dave M0KWM who is coordinating Heckington Mill or Steve M5ZZZ who will coordination Ellis Mill, there are cafeteria facilities close to both mills, weather permitting it should be a lovely day out.

Dambusters Memorial GB5DAM

16th / 17th May 2014

The Club will be running GB5DAM from the shack, it is hoped to run the station from 21.00 on the 16th through to 09.00 on the 17th. Help will be needed to operate through the night if you are interested please contact Steve M5ZZZ. This event has been a great success in the past with hugh pile ups.

 Posted by at 2:39 pm
Mar 302013

The Lincoln Short Wave Club will be holding an Intermediate License course starting Saturday 1st June 2013. The course will be held every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of June 2013 the examination being held on Sunday 30th June 2013. Candidates for the course should in the first instance complete the contact form on this website or visit the Lincoln Short Wave Club at The Shack, Village Hall Lane, Aisthorpe, Lincoln. on either Wednesday Evening from 19.30 or Saturday mornings from 09.30. The club Training Officer is Les Clarke  G1LQB he will be happy to take your details and register you for the course. You must register by Saturday 18th May 2013 at the latest.

 Posted by at 2:26 pm
Aug 242012

Lincoln Short Wave Club members will be at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby on Monday to activate GB2CWP the Centre’s permanant Special Event call. The station will operate on 80/40 Mts using Phone and CW conditions permitting . The station will be active from approximatly 10.00. Look forward to working you on Monday. If you need any imformation contact me Steve M5ZZZ on 07777699069 or

 Posted by at 12:30 pm