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SKARS Celebrates 10 Years

This month sees the South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society celebrate its 10th birthday. SKARS club members will be using the club callsign MX0SKR throughout February on HF, VHF and UHF using a mixture of modes. The club was formed in February 2011 with the first meetings taking place in the back room at the Beehive public house in Grantham. In 2018 the Club came 1st in the RSGB small club of the year after coming 2nd and 3rd in previous years. As well as normal amateur radio activites, SKARS has…

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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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WAMBAM 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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Morse Competency

SKARS is pleased to announce that Andrew Kiddle G4HVC has been accepted by the RSGB as a Morse Competency Assessor. He will be able to award certificates of competency at 5, 10 and 12 words per minute. SKARS carry our regular morse practice sessions at the first meeting each month for anyone wanting to start or improve their CW skills.

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