GB0TBW Trinity Buoy Wharf ILLW weekend 22-23 August 2020

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The second (of three) LEFARS external event this year, and in August, took place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, London E14. It was an opportunity to participate in the  International Lighthouse Lightship … Continue reading

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Lambourne End Field Weekend 8th/9th August

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LEFARS Field Weekends and outdoor events are like buses.  Nothing for ages and three turn up.  In this case the Lambourne End Field weekend held on 8th and 9th of August.  Later in the month the yearly outing to Trinity … Continue reading

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Spy Week at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

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The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey ran a I SPY week during the Winter Half Term. A few LEFARS members (also volunteers, the Radio Group, at the Royal Gunpowder Mills) provided a themed display over the period of Friday 21st … Continue reading

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LEFARS 43rd Foundation Licence course and exam 25th/26th January 2020.

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LEFARS ran their 43rd Foundation Licence Course with exam at All Saints House, Chigwell for five candidates over the weekend of 25th/26th January 2020. This was the second Foundation course under the new September 2019 Syllabus. Congratulations to Jon Benison, … Continue reading

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LEFARS Christmas Buffet 20th December 2019

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The last meeting of 2019 was held at All Saints House on 20th December. The Committee  had already decided to hold a Christmas Buffet and Dave De la Haye M0MBD volunteered to prepare the food. With the help of Bettina, … Continue reading

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LEFARS holds its first Syllabus 2019 Foundation licence course and exam

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Congratulations to (L to R) Simon Donnellan M7OOL, Charles Chowdhury-Hanscombe M7CCH, Luce Newman-Williams M7CXC and Chris Loizou M7CHL for passing their Foundation Licence exam after completing the first 2019 Syllabus weekend Foundation course (no. 41) held by LEFARS at All Saints … Continue reading

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F/ M0IDF – Pegasus Bridge Portable Station – 75ème anniversaire du Débarquement

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F/ M0IDF – Pegasus Bridge Portable Station – 75ème anniversaire du Débarquement by David Coles M0IDF On arrival in Normandy after just a couple of hiccups from the newly restored 1942 Bedford on the way, I discovered we had an … Continue reading

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70 MHz cumulative contest #1

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This weekend members of LEFARS and SNBCG took part in the first 70 MHz contest of the year. As temperatures soared 18 C in February, we made the most of it with a weekend or radio. See the QSO map … Continue reading

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ARISS SSTV Activity

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This last weekend The International Space Station (ISS) was active transmitting a series of images via Slow Scan TV (SSTV) and a number of LEFARS members were active to receive and decoded the pictures. Piotre Niewiadomski (M0PGM) and Dave De La … Continue reading

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Ham Radio in the Holy Land:- Dave De La Haye, M0MBD Visits Israel

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  Amateur Radio in Israel. During a recent trip to Israel I could not resist the opportunity to do at least a bit of Ham Radio. After finding a group on Facebook called Israel Ham Radio, I left a message … Continue reading

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