Anyone wanting to take the exam should contact Tom Dawson M5AJK as soon as possible on "" marking the email EXAM  for further details.







To all members 2018/2019

The AGM took place Friday 25 October 2019 at 8.00pm and closed at 10.00pm

Chair:         Tom Watson M5AJK

Treasurer:   Les Butterfield G0CIB

Secretary: Colin Carter  2E1FQE

New Committee members accepted.

Our next Club meeting will be Friday 1st 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.

Canvey Island Radio Rally

2nd February

Essex SS8 9QS

Cornelius Vermuyden School,

Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island

Kempton Park Radio Rally

Sunday 19th April 10am

Kempton Park Racecourse

Staines Road East

Sunbury on Thames

TW16 5AQ



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.