Aug 042018
 

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.

 Posted by at 6:06 pm
Jun 302018
 

This Wednesday, 27th, saw the LSWC host another BBQ night. These are usually well attended and enjoyed by our members.

 

With Members arriving the BBQ was fired up and out came the burgers and sausages. We again must thank Pam, G4STO, for getting the food for the evening event and as always it was well enjoyed all round. I for one, was rather full up by the time all was eaten up. Especially when all the sausages and burgers were gone out came a selection of cakes for pudding.

With a cooling breeze and the sun setting a select few remained outside to make the most of the good weather with others in the shack operating between servings.

Pam G4STO preparing the Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 092018
 

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.

 Posted by at 11:52 pm
Jun 072018
 

 

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.

 Posted by at 10:33 pm
May 222018
 

On Saturday G3PVU, G1LQB, G0RQQ and M0TEF started work on getting the 6M HB9CV beam up and running unfortunately they didn’t get finished before having to go home.

 Posted by at 2:40 pm
May 142018
 

Peter 2E0FGA, Les G1LQB, Alistair M0TEF and Keith G0RQQ took part in Mills on the air from Ellis Mill in Lincoln on Sunday 13th May.  Shock came with a station coming in on 2m FM from near Wolverhampton during setup although GB5EM was not set up correctly to work them at that time.  Despite a noise level between S5-9 a few contacts were made; even Les had a contact on HF.  Contact was also made with Tim M0ZRR a former member of the club and now living in Shepshed.

       

Keith G0RQQ reenacting “the thinker” by Rodin

                              

Unfortunately Mills on the Air coincides with the Lincoln Grand Prix making it difficult for others to get there as the traffic management kept everybody out of the race area.

 

Photos M0TEF & 2E0FGA

 Posted by at 11:18 pm
Apr 112018
 

Tonight Jason G7KPM gave a 10 minute talk on his home brew J-Pole dual band antenna; the design was taken from the ARRL Manual.   The J-Pole is an effective, low cost antenna made from bits available from Birketts and the local DIY store. This antenna will go well with the new Baofeng dual band radios recently ordered by the club and is a possible project for future candidates on the Intermediate Course.

Other topics in the ’10 minute talk’ category were Potholes – Les G1LQB and Wine and Whisky – everyone.

 Posted by at 11:50 pm