As we are potentially ending the lockdown, Indian variant permitting, lots is still going on in the amateur radio world here in Gateshead.
GB3TW in its new cover to keep the dust and water off in the steeple. Thanks to Dan for getting it back on the air and Warren for helping.
GB3HA now working again. Remote shutdown fitted by Graeme. Farmer very happy with rent in shape of 3 bottles if Chardonnay.
The RSGB Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) has just updated the two Full licence mock exam papers. In addition, there are now worked answer pdfs for these papers so you can see the correct answer for each question and the reasoning behind it. These mock papers are provided by the ESRG as a training aid and aren’t the exact questions included in a Full licence exam. Foundation and Intermediate mock exam papers will have worked answers added in due course. You can find all the mock exam papers on the Society’s website:
Your licence conditions mean that your licence needs to be re-validated at least every five years. You can do this sooner. You need to make sure your name, address and contact details are all up to date on Ofcom’s licence portal.
The club had a day at Bowes Railway Museum. In 1826 it was at the height of technology as a steam powered rope wagonway. The Bowes Incline was at the top of a hill so in 2019 it’s a good place for radio too.
The Bowes Railway, built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world’s only operational preserved standard gauge cable railway system, built to transport coal from pits in Durham to boats on the River Tyne.
Before the web, the Internet and cellular communications there was wireless. Amateur radio allowed everyone in to worldwide communication. Today wireless is still important with wireless home routers, wireless data transfer and cell phones.
Amateur radio day celebrates the pioneers of radio.