On Wednesday 6th November Lincoln Short Wave Club had the pleasure of listening to Chris Lester, a Chartered Engineer retired from the microwave electronics industry, giving an illustrated talk on RAF Stenigot. Chris informed us how RAF Stenigot formed part of the WWII “Chain Home” radar system, the world’s first integrated air defence radar system which was in operation between 1938 and 1955 and it continued in use during the Cold War as an Ace High a NATO communications relay station using Tropo. propagation. The system allows the NATO to send data from the north of Norway to southern Greece … Continue reading →
There will be a talk at Lincoln Short Wave Club Wednesday 6th November on the history of RAF Stenigot radar station. Thanks to Eagle Radio Club for putting us onto this superb presentation and for the original publicity which has been edited only to reflect change of venue. RAF Stenigot – a Pioneering Radar Station RAF Stenigot RAF Stenigot formed part of the WWII “Chain Home” radar system – the world’s first integrated air defence radar system, many of whose principles are still applicable today. In the 1990s it was the most complete survivor of the original 20 stations, when … Continue reading →
John Dunthorne from the Cleethorpes Astronomical Society is giving a talk on 10th April starting promptly at 7.30 p.m. entitled ’50 years from Apollo and Spaceship earth’ at the Village Hall, Aisthorpe. This is a very interesting talk that he gave at the Eagle Radio Club. All are welcome.
Bob G7AVU will be giving a talk on the Lincoln Repeaters on the 27th March starting at 8pm in the Village Hall, Aisthorpe. Whether you use the repeaters or not please come along as issues such as ongoing abuse and poor operating will be discussed along with other repeater related topics. This will be a chance to have your say and show your support for the work of the Lincoln repeater group. … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →