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Broadcasting to world from Old Hunstanton

Mick Smith on the radio while Stephen Coleman (seated) and Fred 
Williams look on. ANL-140819-162247001

Mick Smith on the radio while Stephen Coleman (seated) and Fred Williams look on. ANL-140819-162247001

Showcasing amateur radio for their seventh year as part of the annual International Lighthouses on the Air weekend, members of the King’s Lynn Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment on the clifftop near Hunstanton Lighthouse on Friday, ahead of an around-the-clock weekend communicating with other lighthouses around the world.

Radio operator Mick Smith said: “This year we are experimenting with a wire beam aerial covering five different bands that has been recently refurbished by club member Peter Elms. We’ve had a bit of difficulty with the high winds overnight but more club members are on their way to help steady the structure.”

Broadcasting live from Hunstanton at the weekend club members talked to radio enthusiasts from Europe, Nigeria, Canada and Australia amongst others.

A special licence had to be obtained from Ofcom and the Hunstanton Lighthouse given a unique call sign valid only for the weekend.

Pictured are Mick Smith on the radio while Stephen Coleman (seated) and Fred Williams look on.

 
 
 

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