Author Archives: John Ray

Rainbow and Dove Field Weekend GB6OLR 28/29 May 2022

LEFARS ventured out again at the end of May for another Field Weekend and back to the Rainbow & Dove Public House in Hastingwood, nr Harlow, Essex. Prior to our arrival, Club Secretary David M0VID had mown the field we were going to use from Friday evening 27th May and the whole weekend. It was… Read More »

International Marconi Day 23 April 2022

LEFARS took the opportunity to use the club’s main G4ONP callsign to participate in International Marconi Day  on 23rd April.  Operating from a portable location in Essex, members of the LEFARS Portable group used a 40m doublet on 40m and 20m HF  with the club’s Icom IC-7300. On VHF, an IC-7000 provided 50W on FM… Read More »

GB2STA Airfields on the Air 2/3 April 2022

Friday 1st April 2022 LEFARS participated in this year’s Airfields on the Air event, using Special Event call GB2STA, over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd April at a new location in Abridge and within the ATZ of Stapleford Aerodrome (ICAO: EGSC). This is the largest commercial flying school in the UK, complete with an… Read More »

Fish and Chips Night 19th November 2021

Fish and Chips Night (19th November 2021) Eighteen diners were at the club’s Fish and Chip night on November 19th.  Organised by David M0VID, the  extensive 5-page menu had been made available online so that pre-ordering would minimise the delay and allow for a single collection. The chippie was in Manford Way, Chigwell (The Brothers… Read More »

GB0SNB WebSDR News

Over the past year George M1GEO has been working on a VHF-UHF WebSDR to accompany the HF WebSDR at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker. This was installed on 7th November on beta test. The 5-band WebSDR receiver can be used by all and supports up to 20 simultaneous users across 6m, 4m, 2m, 70cm… Read More »

GB0TBW Trinity Buoy Wharf ILLW August 2021

The first (of two) LEFARS external events in August this year took place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd  at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, London E14. It was an opportunity once again to participate in the  International Lighthouse Lightship weekend for another year.  Trinity Buoy Wharf is located in a historic part of London, adjacent to… Read More »

LEFARS activated GB0SNB for International Museums Weekend 19/20 June 2021

The following report, written by Dave De La Haye M0MBD, first appeared on the LEFARS Facebook group. This post also includes other photos taken and additional information. “A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to the SNB Contest Group for inviting LEFARS to activate GB0SNB for Museums on the Air this weekend. Whilst conditions were more… Read More »