The Hilderstone R & EC took part in the SOS Radio Week at the Ramsgate Lifeboat Station with the call sign GB1RLS, raising funds for the RNLI. They had many contacts during the day and thoroughly enjoyed the successful event.
Fifteen exam candidates filled the Crampton Museum hall for their foundation and intermediate exams. Everyone passed! The club held their first Thinking Day on the Air event with the 3rd Margate St Johnâ€™s Brownies using the call sign GB1 TBU, Thanet Brownies Unit. Eight eager Brownies had a fun morning learning how to send Morse code, either with a Morse key or a flashing LED.
They enjoyed hunting for the cunning fox, which was transmitting intermittently, using their handheld radio and aerial loop. They spoke confidently with other radio amateurs on the special event radio station which was set up in the Observatory. Brown Owl Gill Goodwin was able to speak to Liz Jones M0ACL, the TDOTA organiser.