On Sunday 6th April the club held an ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) training day for leaders in the district. More photos of the event can be seen on the photos page.
GB6RH was the call sign chosen for the Special Event Station run at an International Scout and Guide (Girl Scout) Camp held from July 27 to August 4 2007 as part of Scouting’s centenary celebrations. The event, known as Walesby World Experience, was held at the Walesby Forest Scout Activity Centre located in the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire. It was attended by over 3000 Scouts and Guides from as far afield as USA, Canada, Turkey and Egypt. As with previous international events at this site, Amateur Radio played a prominent part in bringing together the visitors and Scout stations from around the world. The station was manned by members of the East Notts Contest Group and the Chesterfield Radio Scouting Group. Operators were: John G0GDU Dick G4LPD Dave G3TBK (J88DR) David G4LQL Cathy M0OKT Andy G0MNI Jon G4TSN Mike G6OKU Kevin G6SVH Edward M3TBK Alistair M3DVQ Mark M3IVP The station acknowledges the part played by so many other stations who helped us demonstrate the best of Amateur Radio to the its many visitors during the 8 days of the camp.
On the 28th June, the club demonstrated amateur radio to the Draco explorer scouts at Tupton Scout hut. The demonstration covered Morse code and digital modes. (mainly psk and sstv). Approximately20 explorers turned up for the demonstration, with a few now wanting to gain their foundation licence. (see the photos page for more images.)
The largest annual WOSM event, the Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) will be held this year for the 50th time during the weekend of 20 and 21 October 2007
The JOTA is an annual event in which about 500,000 Scouts and Guides all over the world make contacts with each other by means of amateur radio. It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of Scouting.
The theme for the Jota is ‘around the world in 50 hours’ This also means that this jubilee Jota is two hours longer than usual. The event will run from 19 October 22:00 h local time to 21 October 24:00 h local time. For further information visit the following Link
Click on the link to view the awards for all press release (pdf)
The Chesterfield & District Scout Radio Club helped out at the Cub Fun Day help at Spitewinter Scout Camp. The Cubs were introduced to Morse Code, Short wave listening, Digital Modes (RTTY and PSK31) and many of the Cubs passed greetings messages.
Mike G6OKU being presented with his Derbyshire Star for his contribution to Scouting in
Chesterfield , Through Amateur Radio, by Martin Platts, (District Commissioner Chesterfield)