Introduction to PI talk postponed

The planned talk by Andrew M0NRD on the Raspberry PI due to be held at the club meeting on 16th February has been postponed to a later date.

Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances mean Andrew cannot attend.

AGM Committee changes for 2018

Following the AGM held on 5th January 2018 the following members have joined the committee

Club Secretary – Konrad Emery-Ford M0KVF
Club Treasurer – Steve Marsh M6TTZ

We thank Konrad and Steve for volunteering for these roles and wish them every success.

The remainder of the committee remain unchanged, full details here

Update GB3GR (12 Dec 2017)

Have has an email from Barry G8SAU re GB3GR – the backup Yaesu DR-1X Fusion system is in place till the TAIT 800 is repaired, so there is no internet linking at the moment.

It does have both Analog and Digital modes enabled. (AS Per its NOV) – Barry was unable to contact anyone while on site doing the changeover.

Barry would like some feedback as the the usage of GB3GR are there Fusion Users? Is it being used?

New Club Venue

Following two successful years meeting at the 47F Grantham ATC we have unfortunately been forced to find a new venue.

The new meeting place with be the 9th Grantham (St Anne’s) Scout Hut on Harrowby Road, which is behind the St Anne’s Church Hall we used to meet at in the past.

This has been made possible to our involvement with the Grantham Scouts over a number of years both in JOTA activations and working with groups in gaining communication badges. Stewart Mason has also become a leader at the Barrowby Scouts.

There will be a charge for the venue so we ask members to donate £2 at meetings to cover the costs, but tea, coffee and biscuits will still be free.

Full details can be found on the Find Us page

Brian gets the Martin Luther Award

Brian (M0YBX) has successfully achieved the HG500REF award issued by the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society to commemorate 500 years since Martin Luther founded the Reformation.

The award can be earned by stations who complete a QSO, regardless of band and mode, with each of the following stations between 1-31 October 2017:

HA500M         HG500L 
HG500A   HG500U
HA500R   HG500T
HA500T   HG500H
HG500I HG500E
HG500N HG500R

The suffixes spelling MARTIN LUTHER.

more details at

Well done Brian