70th Fun Night (Part 1)

Tonight we hosted our next door neighbours, the 70th Greenock and District, for the first of two “radio fun nights”. The visitors enjoyed playing a number of radio related games including morse code battleships, phonetic alphabet true or false, bomb disposal, radio guided obstacle course navigation and numerous wordsearches and mazes. A fun night was had by all and we look forward to part two next week.

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World Amateur Radio Day 18 April 2023

World Amateur Radio Day is held on April 18 every year and is celebrated by radio amateurs and their national associations which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). It was on this day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris.

The IARU announced previously that Human Security for All (HS4A) will be this year’s World Amateur Radio Day theme.
The day is being celebrated with a 2-week operating event occurring April 11 – 25. Special event stations will be operating from around the world, making two-way radio contacts to call attention to the HS4A campaign.
The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security describes ‘human security’ as “a more powerful, lasting approach to the most difficult deficits in peace and development,” such as poverty, war, and natural disasters.

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Where can you go with an Amateur Radio Licence?

Answer: It would appear to the Moon and Back!!!

Artemis II NASA Astronauts Christina Koch, Victor Glover, Reid Wiseman, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
Photograph: Josh Valcarcel

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the moon on Artemis II.
The crew includes the three Radio Amateurs, Commander Reid Wiseman, KF5LKT, Pilot Victor Glover, KI5BKC, and Mission Specialist 2 Jeremy Hansen, KF5LKU. 

The Artemis II mission is scheduled to launch in November 2024.

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Kilmalcolm Part Two

The Radio Club made a second visit to the 42nd to complete the Cub Communicator Badge work for the rest of the pack.
Once again a most enjoyable evening for all participants. We would also like to thank the leaders for their help and generosity.

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