On Monday, January 26, 2016, Tony Wiltshire, M0TNY/ZB2TY – from Martin Lynch & Sons Ltd and Mark Haynes, M0DXR – from Kenwood UK visited Sandringham School in St Albans.
A presentation and demonstration was made to Polly, M6POG, Emma, M6GJQ and Jessica, M6LPJ, the school’s newly licenced amateurs who previously had made the initial contact with Tim Peake GB1SS aboard the ISS.
The girls had placed orders for Kenwood’s TH-K20E VHF handies with ML&S and have been looking forward to being active on the bands with their own equipment. ML&S hope the demonstration will get them the air very soon and they also thank headmaster Alan Gray, G4DJX, for his hospitality and wish Sandringham School Radio Hams the best for the future!
Rumour has it that 15 more students from the school will be taking their licence exams as a result of the interest from the ISS contact.
ML&S website http://www.MLandS.co.uk/
Video of Tim Peake ham radio contact with Sandringham School
TV News: Sandringham school amateur radio ISS contact
Local newspaper reports reception of Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS from the ISS
Listening to the ISS on a handheld radio
What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio
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