GB2FLY – SKARS Field Day

SKARS are happy to announce an exciting field day taking place on 3rd July 2021 at The British Model Flying Association in Buckminster. (BMFA Buckminster Sewstern Grantham Lincolnshire, NG33 5RW ) Further details about the club can be found on their website at To commemorate this occasion we have been granted use of the special events call sign GB2FLY. The event will run between 0900 and 1700 on Saturday 3rd July 2021 and is open to ALL. Come along and get an insight into Amateur Radio. Talk to some of…

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Jim Wheeldon M0JHW – SK

Jim sadly passed away in December after a short spell in hospital after a stroke. Jim was an active member of SKARS and will be remembered for often appearing with something to sell at the start of club meetings. He was the Raynet coordinator for Lincolnshire as well acting as a fishing bailiff in Grantham. Jim, you will be missed. RIP

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Wam Bam Challenge

The simple aim of this challenge is to see how many callsigns you can contact between 00:01 on 14 November 2020 until Lockdown ends at 23:59 on 2 December 2020.   As many of the contacts will be by ground wave there should be plenty of on-air activity even when the bands are apparently dead – and participants are encouraged to try modes that they might otherwise not normally use. Participants – Members of SKARS are automatically registered for the challenge but anyone else (ideally near to Grantham) is welcome…

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