Rebecca Hughes (amateur radio callsign M6BUB) is an active member of the Quantum Technology Club. However, she is also a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain's (RSGB's) Youth Committee. One of the their main focuses for the last eighteen months has been the organisation of this years Youngsters on the Air 2017 (YOTA 2017) event.
YOTA an annual event
YOTA is as annual event which young licensed amateur radio operators from throughout Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia) attend for a summer camp in a different country each year. This year it is the UK's turn to host the event and the RSGB's Youth Committee has played a major role in organising activities for the young folk to enjoy.
YOTA a multinational and multicultural event
In previous year YOTA has been held in Austria, Belgium & the Netherlands, Estonia, Finland and Italy. This year 80 young people will attend from 30 countries, including one group from as far afield as...
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...
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...
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...
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About the Quantum Technology Club
The Quantum Technology Club has been set up so that folk who are...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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