Jun 042012
 

As I was traveling to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre early this morning, looking up at the dark cloudy sky, I though of yesterday with all the rain. I thought to myself we were in for another wet day, I was wrong as it turned out very sunny and it was a pleasure to be there.

Andrew Panton Next to the 1154/1155 inside the Lancaster Just Jane at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby

Centre Manager Andrew Panton Next to the 1154/1155 inside the Lancaster "Just Jane" at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby

We kept our operation restricted to the 40mtr band but as our operational 1154/1155 in the Radio Room is crystal controlled and the limited frequencies it had were being used, so we had to use the more modern equipment we have there. Although the band conditions were fairly bad we managed over 50 ssb contacts but the CW  section of the band was bad managing only 4 QSO’s.

Dave and Jamie Pose in Front of Just Jane

Dave and Jamie Pose in Front of Just Jane

There were flying displays by the Battle of Britain Flight with two Spitfires and the Lancaster Bomber. The Spitfires were too fast for me but I managed a picture of the Lancaster below.

Thanks to all Stations that contacted GB2CWP and we will certainly announce the next time we open the station  at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

Jun 012012
 

The Lincoln Short Wave Club Special Event station GB2CWP at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby will be active between 1000hrs and 1600hrs on Monday the 4th of June.

We will be operating on all bands using CW and SSB, the T1154/R1155 is limited to only 3 frequencies on 40mtrs CW and will only be used if conditions allow on the 40mtr band. We will be using the more modern equipment on all the other bands.