TDOTA is an opportunity for the members of the Guide Association from the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member to talk to other members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world via Amateur Radio.
The 22nd February is Thinking Day because it was the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide movements, and his wife Olave, who was the first World Chief Guide.
On this day each year members of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)
remember the founders of the movement and take part in various activities to think about their sisters throughout the world.
Posted by: on: December 27 2012 • Categorized in: CRAC News
Wow, that went quickly, Christmas has managed to do its old trick of building up for ages and then ending, seemingly, before it started.
Hope you all had a really great time be it with your children, grandchildren, family or quietly at home with your own company and Christmas Television.
All that remains is to wish all members, their families, friends and all visitors to the site a very Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2013. Let’s hope we don’t have too many severe weather incidents and send our best wishes to all who have been affected badly by the recent spate of flooding here in the UK and, of course, to all those folk on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA as they get themselves back to normality after the horror of hurricane Sandy a few weeks back.
We have no way of controlling our weather (good job too) but I believe we are all keeping our fingers firmly crossed for a somewhat more sunny, drier Spring/Summer in 2013, especially at the weekends! we don’t mind overnight rain as long as the days are warm and bright.
Posted by: on: December 1 2012 • Categorized in: CRAC News
This year we are holding the Christmas get together at Gweal An Top on what would have been the December Constructors evening.
Peter, G3WKP has kindly offered to being along his electronic organ and provide us with background Christmas music to help us get ion the mood for the festive season.
If you are a member and intend to come along and wish to partake in the traditional Rippon’s Pasty which will be delivered to us during the evening please contact Ken G0FIC to let him know your requirements as there is also the opportunity of ordering Rippon’s specialty pasty, the breakfast pasty if you so desire.
If your order is not recorded we cannot guarantee there will be a pasty for you as the amount ordered will be dependent upon the pre-orders received as we do not want to over order, for obvious reasons.
Hope to see many of you there as it should be a good evening.
If you would like to bring along some mince pies and cream or a Stollen Cake don’t hesitate to do so as the more the merrier to help the evening along.
The normal tea and coffee facilities will of course be available to help wash the pasty down.
Have you ever thought ‘where are all the local amateurs’ as you scan the bands when operating on air. I bet you have, we all have from time to time. Set put below is a table of regularly occurring Nets so, looking on the bands at the regular times should give you a chance to find some of us and also the chance to call in and become part of your local amateur radio scene.
Local Cornish Nets – Times & Frequencies
HF Local All SSB
Sundays at 10.30am 3.746Mhz +- if QRM
Sundays at 10.30am 7.040Mhz +- if QRM
Mondays at 20.30 28.333Mhz +- if QRM
Wednesdays at 20.00 3.686Mhz +- if QRM
Sundays at 9.30 145.725 NC Repeater following the RSGB News
VHF – SSB
Tuesday at 8.30pm 144.333Mhz +- if QRM
Of course we do chat on 2m, 70cm and 4m from time to time and always welcome anyone joining in. Don’t be shy we can’t bite you, it’s radio.
2012 has been extremely unusual as we have been permitted to use not one, but two special prefixes which have been extremely well received by Amateurs throughout the World.
First we were able to apply for a notice of variation to use the letter ‘Q’ for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations followed by the ‘O’ for the extended period over the span of the Olympic Games replacing where necessary our local identifier with those letters as follows:
There was an award scheme run in conjunction with WAB (worked all Britain) and Dennis G7AGZ/M3DJS was certainly chasing the special stations that were operational as the Olympic torch made its way around the UK. Locally the Poldhu Club operated the WAB station, the first of them, of course.
There were three official Olympic Special Event Stations operational and I did manage to come across all three on 40M over the period of both of the games and have all 3 logged, although, I was nor actively chasing them.
I wonder if we have any other events coming along in the foreseeable future? can’t think of anything coming up that will be considered important enough, perhaps, a Royal birth, death or marriage?
Feel free to leave some comments concerning your achievements with the call sign variations, nukmber of stations worked, awards achieved or your thoughts on how well the special prefix was received by your contacts.
Posted by: on: October 2 2012 • Categorized in: CRAC News
We are not planning a foundation Course for some months as immediately following the Advanced Course now in train there will be an Intermediate Course expected to commence at the end of February/early March.
However, we have been contacted by some candidates who have studied at home and as a result have arranged to hold a practical assessment day on October 13th for those who have been in touch and will follow up with the examination itself at a later date.
Should it be impossible to hold the test before the Advanced exam it could be taken in January along with those candidates.
Wow! what a busy weekend that was. The 26th IMD arrived and on Friday 19TH I visited the store where the larger items of equipment are kept accompanied by Mike G1NRF and James M6ZXZ. My car was already very full with transceiver boxes, psu’s military masts and the like so the other two vehicles were […]
Quite a good response to my plea made a few days back to get confirmation e.mails from the regular IMD groups. Last ditch attempt to elicit responses from those yet to confirm as will not have time to update the website if notification os received after midday Thursday. As the World likes to see the […]
Solar activity remains quiet, but on May 16 the daily sunspot number reached 212. I had to keep searching further and further back in the records to find a higher sunspot number. One year, six months and one week earlier -- November 9, 2011 -- the sunspot number was almost that high, at 208. Going back seven years, 10 months and 12 days to July 4, 2005, it w […]
By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOUContributing EditorThis week, Surfin’ checks out a ham who is developing a handheld radio that’s a cross between a smart phone and an SDR.The Dayton Hamvention® was last weekend and I drove 735 miles to attend the event for the 25th time. Kudos go out to my smart phone and its map apps for getting me to Hamvention and back without erro […]
Now that the Morse code requirement no longer exists, those who held a Technician class license before March 21, 1987, having already passed the General theory exam, can upgrade to General class without further testing Read More […]
After an EF5 tornado swept through Oklahoma on May 20, radio amateurs in that state assisted the American Red Cross with its communications efforts. “Amateur Radio operators were asked to support voice communications from the American Red Cross Oklahoma City Chapter Headquarters to their feeding station at the Incident Command Post located in Moore,” explain […]
Today 29th April Trader Booking Forms have become available for download from the site. Please visit the Trader Enquiries page within the Contacts Tab of the site. Ensure you also print the separate terms of trading .pdf […]
New Show & Shine 2013 As ever there will be a Show & Shine competition on the last full day of the show, Sunday. However for 2013 we have revised the classes to allow everyone to vote for the “Most Wanted ” class. Classes are as follows Class 1 Super class (All winners from previous year classes) Class 2 Standard Air Cooled Car 1936 – 1978 Class 3 Mo […]
Courtesy of Steve G7VOH (one of my amateur radio colleagues – Kernow Photography) here is a set of photos taken around the Trade area of Jamboree 2012. Many thanks Steve, much appreciated. Unfortunately I did not manage to get around the trade area personally but having seen the photographs I missed a treat as John […]
After a very wet and windy Friday & especially Saturday at least we awoke to some blue sky and sunshine on Sunday 26th August for the show and shine. The sun did not stay with us though and it became overcast but managed to stay dry for the last day of the show. Entries were […]
Good to see Ty becoming an accepted regular feature of the Jamboree as he works so well with Alan the Belfast Busker. Alan had finished his stint and can be seen dancing here with the crowd as Ty plays after the presentation of the Show & Shine awards in the Marquee. […]
Today looking good, high cloud but dry possible light showers. Local forecast for the Weekend also looking pretty good, possible light showers Friday and Saturday but building high pressure and Sunday looking like a nice dry and sunny day. Hope they don’t change their mind. After the heavy rain over the past several months we […]
Site looking good, trade area marked out and ready to welcome the 56 traders booked in to attend (several have already turned up) in addition there are several auto jumble pitches booked. Today we made great progress on a rather nice sunny day with just one very light shower which lasted all of a minute […]
The site owners have become very aware that the post code applying to bulk of the site including the main buildings and trade area has been causing problems with neighbouring properties which share the same code.To circumvent this problem the Stithians Show Committee applied for a post code change and this has now been authorised. […]
Richard is expecting the usual large entry for our show and shine again this year and, in preparation has decided the following. Entries will be registered from 0830 on the Sunday morning and we therefore suggest that anyone camping on site make a special effort to get their vehicles up to the show field early […]