Liverpool Makefest 2017

Liverpool Makefest 2017

The maker movement is a growing community of folk who like to invent, design and tinker with all forms of technology and Liverpool Makefest is the north west's biggest maker event. Liverpool Makefest showcases hundreds of makers This year saw hundreds of people visit Liverpool's Central Library and more than 200 makers to experience live science experiments, get hands on with amazing technology, have a go at fun crafts, get close up with the latest inventions and have a play with gadgets that might just be the next big thing. Quantum Technology Club at Liverpool Makefest These makers varied from individuals, to clubs, businesses and education establishments. One of those in attendance was our very own Quantum Technology Club who was showcasing everything wireless and some projects that our members had recently built. On display were... A live amateur radio station capable of communicating with other licensed amateur radio stations around the world and out in to space. The ever-popular Morse Code (CW) demonstration where visitors...
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G7LFC – Lifeboats on the Fylde Coast (SOS Radio Week)

G7LFC – Lifeboats on the Fylde Coast (SOS Radio Week)

Come and visit the Quantum Technology Club on the 28th January when its members will be running an SOS Radio Week special event station to celebrate the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Lifeboats on the Fylde Coast Lytham's inshore lifeboat station, on Lytham's East Beech, will be hosting the special event station which will use the callsign G7LFC; the callsign's suffix standing for Lifeboats on the Fylde Coast. Members will be on-site from 8:30 - 8:45 so that the station can start operating at 09:30 and will probably shut down at around 17:00. The station is one of at least 20 stations that will be on the air between the 21st and 29th January. Please donate to keep our lifeboat crews operational For the last few years one of our younger members, Rebecca (M6COV), has taken it upon herself to stand outside on Lytham's sea front dressed in an 'interesting' onesie.  For the last few years it's been a bright orange...
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New Code Club starts 12th January

New Code Club starts 12th January

We're really excited to announced that Ormskirk's new Code Club starts at 19:00 (7pm) on Thursday the 12th January 2017 at Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk. Code Club is an international network of technology clubs that enable young folk to play, explore and experiment with electronics and computers organised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Many Code Clubs are run as an after-school activity but the Quantum Technology Club are running theirs in the heart of Ormskirk, a little later in the evening, to give as many young people as possible the opportunity of attending. Ormskirk's Code Club will also be giving their members the chance to play with wireless communications too as they see the young folk of today as the engineers and technicians of tomorrow and a good grounding in electronics, computing and wireless communication will help them in the future. The Code Club will be held at Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk and starts at 7pm on the 12th January. To reserve...
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GB8LD – Lancashire Day

GB8LD – Lancashire Day

On November 27th, Lancashire Day, Lancastrians celebrate all that is great about their amazing county and toast Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Lancaster. This year the Quantum Technology Club established an Amateur Radio special event station using the callsign GB8LD. During the event they promoted Lancashire Day throughout the "real" county of Lancashire; that's the original county that includes great towns and cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Southport, Bolton, Wigan and the southern end of what is now known as Cumbria. GB8LD Logbook & QSL cards You can view all of the stations that were worked on the GB8LD on-line logbook. Please do visit it to see if your contacted is listed. All the stations worked received an eQSL card. If you don't have an eQSL account then pop over there, set up an account and get all the other QSL cards that are waiting for you too. GB8LD at Booths in Burscough In 2016 the station was run in the Booths Supermarket in Burscough where...
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JOTA – Quantum’s first amateur radio special event station

JOTA – Quantum’s first amateur radio special event station

Members of Quantum were down in Porthmadog over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October 2016. Derek (G7LFC), Rebecca (M6BUB) and Alison (M6COV) worked with Simon (MW0GSR), a Scout leader at the 1st Porthmadog Scout Group, to run a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) amateur radio special event station. What is JOTA? JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) is an opportunity for Scouts to learn about new technologies and gain their Communicator's badge by making contact with other JOTA stations and Amateur Radio operators around the world. This is the second time that the family team of amateur radio operators from Ormskirk will have travelled south to assist the Scout group. In 2015 they had a great weekend working with the Scouts who were all extremely grateful for the efforts that were put in to making the event so memorable and so much fun. About the JOTA station The station used the special event callsign GB5PSJ (Porthmadog Scouts Jamboree) and operated with the Scouts between 10:00 and 16:00 on...
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