October Meeting – Report

Two Short Talks

We received two fascinating and interesting talks at the October meeting, the first from a club member of some 25 years standing and the second from one who joined less than a year ago.

Ken G3LVP related “Stories from My Logbooks” starting with his SWL days from 1954 onwards, then his first year on the air in 1957 and through to modern times. His stories gave us an insight into how band and mode activities have changed over the years. On a conservative estimate he has clocked up well over 40,000 QSOs since first becoming licensed, 21,000 of which were made since the start of year 2000.

Christopher 2E0YNG spoke about “From M6 to M0 – my journey so far”. He was first licensed as M6EBF early this year and soon afterwards passed the Intermediate exam so gaining his current callsign. He took the Full Licence exam at the RSGB Convention on 12th October and was anxiously awaiting the result. We saw pictures of his station and aerials, and learnt about his experiences on the air.

Both speakers triggered much audience reaction and participation, providing additional anecdotes and humour.

A very interesting meeting which was very much enjoyed. As well as being informative it was also a fun evening. Very many thanks to both both Ken G3LVP and Christopher 2E0YNG for giving us the talks.

We also heard briefly from John 2E0GCR about his forthcoming “Row the Atlantic” challenge – more on this soon. Watch this space!

There was also a table with “SK Disposal Items” for sale and many members were seen looking for bargains of which there were many!