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We are sorry to report that Long time Club member Rodney Want G4VXP is now a Silent Key.

He will be missed from the Morse end of 40 meters where he would operate most Friday evenings from the Club Radio.

Funeral took place Friday 4th January attended by club members.

Rest in Peace dear friend.





To all members 2018/2019

The AGM took place Friday 26 October 2018 at 8.20pm and closed at 9.35pm

New Committee members accepted.  Officers remain the same.

Our next Club meeting will be Friday 2nd November 7.30pm till 10.30pm. Practical Assessments will continue then.

A copy of the Club constitution and Balance sheet will be made available to members on request.

Full Members annual fee of £10.00 to be paid. Weekly subs remain at £3.00.

New Trainees are expected to pay £10.00 which on their request to be full members will be accepted as fee for that club year. New application for membership will be put to the Committee for consideration after a probationary period.

All trainees are expected to pay £3.00 subs per week they attend.

Please use the Official Silverthorn Radio Club web site for all club information:

Remote Radio First and reported in RSGB RadCom

Extreme Remote Radio Operation at 39000 ft

On Saturday 22nd September 2018 between 15.35 – 16.10 UTC, Club member M5BXB successfully completed QSO’s with G6ODA, MØHVC and MØIKO ON 144.210 MHz SSB whilst airborne at 39000 ft on an Emirates flight from Mauririus to Dubai.

Internet connection was not very stable due to lack of bandwidth but did allow for just over thirty minutes operation whilst off the Somalian Coast. Measured internet speed on the Airbus A380 was just 48k using an iPhone with the CommCat App linked to M5BXB’s home station in Cheshunt, Herts in IO91XR.


Sunday 3rd February 10am

Cornelius Vermuyden School.

Dinant Avenue,

Canvey Island, Essex  SS8 9QS


Debt management

The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a $100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotel owner grabs the $100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the $100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the $100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the $100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. the publican slips the money along to the local hooker drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the $100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works.