radio enthusiasts to launch new club in Burnham-On-Sea
new ham radio club is to launch in Burnham-On-Sea following a
successful weekend of trial broadcasts in the town.
positive feedback during Saturday's Folkfest Fun Day, when Burnham's
Moose International lodge 123 ran a temporary ham radio station,
the organisers have decided to start a new amateur radio club
from the BAY Centre.
first meeting will be held in the centre's training room on Wednesday
16th July at 7pm with regular monthly meetings on the third Wednesday
of each successive month between 7-9pm.
club will initially be run under the umbrella of the BAY Centre,
in liaison with Moose International Lodge 123, paying contributions
to running costs in lieu of rent, in a similar fashion to how
Burnham Camera Club started," said a spokesman.
is open to anybody with an interest in ham radio in the Burnham
and Highbridge area.
forms are available, with an attendance subscription, at each
Chairman of the BAY Centre Mike Lang welcomed the launch of the
new group. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have been a licensed
radio ham since the 1975 and have always found it to be an enjoyable,
"Obviously we will need to erect some form of aerial, even
if only temporary for the duration of our meetings, and the BAY
Centre managing trustees committee will have overall jurisdiction
on installation of any equipment in use at the centre."
and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress, Martin and Arlene Cox,
visited the radio station at the weekend and said they were impressed
by what they saw.