The Chertsey Radio Club got some good publicity for both amateur radio and the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) satellite in the Heathrow Villager newspaper published on November 4, 2017.
Club members James Preece M0JFP, Ian Parbery 2E0IPP and Bob Conduit M6FLT along with the 6th Staines Scout Group ran a Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) station GB6SS.
During the event the FUNcube-1 satellite transmitted a special Fitter Message from Space that the Scouts successfully decoded, it said:
“ChertseyRC: GB6SS have fun celebrating 60 years of JOTA 6th Staines Scouts, Cubs and Beavers 20 Oct 17”
Download a PDF of the Heathrow Villager newspaper, the article is on page 5
What is a FUNcube-1 Fitter message? https://funcube.org.uk/ground-segment/fitter-messages/
Awarding 6th Staines Cubs with their Communicators badges
The Chertsey Radio Club were recently presented with the RSGB Region 10 small Club of the Year award