Sunday, 17 October 2010

Along the Coast

Took the family for a walk along the coast to St Aldhelms Head this afternoon, and what a hive of activity when we got there.

Langton Scouts and Guides were taking part in JOTA - Jamboree on the Air - a worldwide get together of Scouts through the medium of amateur radio. Assisted by the chaps from Poole Radio Society, they had created their own temporary station - call sign GB0LMS - and had made contact with enthusiasts as far away as Geneva, Amsterdam and Tipperary. Oh, and Wigan too. In addittion there was a display about the wartime Worth Matravers radar development site and there was a 'hands on' workshop of soldering irons, PCBs and electonics kits allowing budding young enthusiasts to get involved and create their own first radio sets.

Across the way, our colleagues at the NCI were giving talks about the work they do and to cap it all there was a low-level flypast from one of the Coastguard rescue helicopters as it headed back to Portland following a tasking in Poole.

All in all, plenty to see and do. Back at base, it's been a beautiful weekend weather-wise, and until tonight, no incidents to report. However at this very moment the IRT have just been tasked, so no doubt more of that tomorrow...

Langton Scouts - call sign GB0LMS - at St Aldhelms Head

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