Quantum Technology Club promote RSGB’s YOTA 2017

Quantum Technology Club promote RSGB’s YOTA 2017

Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) is an initiative of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia) that is designed to encourage youngster to become active in amateur radio. Main YOTA activities Each year, in December, the IARU runs YOTA Month during which amateur radio clubs throughout the region lay on activities to demonstrate amateur radio to young people and get them involved in a practical hands-on way. During the summer an International Summer Camp is organised which sees teams of five/six young licensed amateur radio operators from each country in the region gather together to have a week of fun, learning and experimenting with amateur radio related technologies. YOTA 2017 International Summer camp This year the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is hosting and organising YOTA 2017, the IARU's International Summer Camp, at the national Scouts headquarters at Gilwell Park, London, from the 5th to the 12th of August. In the run up to the event...
Read More
First night of the Quantum Technology Club

First night of the Quantum Technology Club

The Quantum Technology Club, based at Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk, held its first ever meeting last night. The organisers, the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society (QuARTS) said they were extremely happy with the turn-out, twenty five fold turned up and thirteen of them signed up for membership on the spot. Those present enjoyed a hands-on introduction to the Raspberry Pi, presented by Derek (G7LFC), and a few other mini-talks on various subjects. Whilst enjoying the free refreshments and slices of Pizza, the raffle draw took place which saw Barry (G4HDU) win the star prize of a new HF/VHF VSWR meter very kindly presented to the club mt by one of the UK's largest amateur radio dealers, Martin Lynch. Images from the night We did take some photographs of the evening but, to be honest, we were all too busy enjoying the evening... " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] About the Quantum Technology Club The Quantum Technology Club has been set up so that folk who are...
Read More
Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

The Raspberry Pi is five years old - that's a long time in the history of IT and the Raspberry Pi continues to go from strength to strength; a testament to the original design philosophy and continued development. So, what's being going on with the Raspberry Pi... https://www.youtube.com/embed/wivyPH4AF1Q?ecver=1...
Read More
Meetings for March and April announced

Meetings for March and April announced

The themes for the meetings to be held during March and April have been announced. They are... March 16th - Introduction to the Raspberry Pi April 6th - Introduction to the Arduino April 20th - Web sites for all with WordPress All meetings will be held at our venue in Omrskirk and start at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Further details about these events can be found on our calendar....
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More