National Club of the Year Winners!

South Kesteven ARS have once again proved they are an award winning society

RSGB Region 13 winners for three years running

National Finalists for three years running, 3rd in 2015, 2nd in 2016 and now finally grabbing the first place for their hard work and efforts in 2017

club of year 2017

Collecting the award on behalf of SKARS was Stewart Mason (Event coordinator) and his son Noah at the National Hamfest on 29th September 2018. The club received a voucher for £500 and is looking to buy a transceiver from Waters & Stanton the sponsors of the competition.

Club of the Year winners announced

Congratulations and thanks to all SKARS members and the committee for their hard work.

Working Amateur Radio Satellites – Report

Abdel Mesbah M0NPT came along to SKARS on the 6th July 2018 to give a talk and demonstration on operating through Amateur radio satellites.

As well as a powerpoint presentation Abdel was able to demonstrate the operating of an SSB linear transponder on FO-29 during two passes that evening. Using a Yaesu FT-847 and a handheld homebrew antenna made a number of successful QSOs. (Video and photos by Stewart Mason M0SDM)

Credit Stewart M0SDM
Credit Stewart M0SDM
Credit Andrew M0NRD

Report and photos (Digital and Internet Linked Amateur Radio – Sean 2E0ENN)

On May 4 2018 Sean Burton 2E0ENN gave a talk and demonstration of the various Digital voice modes available to amateurs including DMR, DSTAR and Fusion (C4FM) and how they be connected via internet linking. Several types of personal hotspot brought along, explained and demonstrated. Sean made several QSOs via the system, one to club member Sid G4RIO who was out mobile at the time.

 

GB0WM – Woolsthorpe Manor Cancelled

Due to the weather forecasts and weather warning for freezing temperatures, snow and high winds, gusting to 50mph the special event station GB0WM at Woolsthorpe Manor for British Science Week has been cancelled.

It is hoped the station may be put on later in the year

Woolsthorpe Manor