What’s New (May 2021)

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:

www.rsgb.org/mock-exams

GB0JAM

The club is out and about this morning at Gateshead Central Library.

The Raspberry Pi Jam is an electronics event for the community and young people. We are there transmitting and talking about amateur radio.

QSO for Railways on the Air 2019

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.

QSOs R Us

Museums Day at Bowes Railway – Saturday 16th June 2018

We will be at Bowes Railway Museum on Saturday 16th June 2018 to participate in the Museums on the Air.

You can find out more  by following this link; http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

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.

Address: Springwell Rd, Gateshead NE9 7QJ
Phone: 07733330722
Free entrance.

You can learn more about the railway here; http://bowesrailway.uk/