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Welcome to RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club

This is the website of the RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club, based at the Pyewipe Inn, Lincoln, England.

We are a group of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience, all with a shared passion for everything radio! Not sure what amateur radio is? Find out all about it here.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and look forward to meeting you on a club night or on the air.

Talk on Network Radio and Zello, by Paul

In the club’s tradition of interesting talks, members were treated to a talk and brief demonstration by Paul on the subject of Network Radio and the Zello application at the Pyewipe shack on Friday. Paul explained that Network Radio provides a 1-to-1 or 1-to-many “press to talk” style of communication, transported via the mobile phone network.

Special Event Station GB4OBB

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club ran a Special Event Station, using the callsign GB4OBB, at Newark Air Museum during the museum’s Falklands 40th and Cold War Call-up event, taking place on Saturday, 30th April and Sunday, 1st May. This two-day event coincided with the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the successful Black Buck 1 Vulcan bombing raid on the runway at Port Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands - you can read more about the operation at Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

Committee meeting Friday, 22nd April

A reminder to members that there is a committee meeting on Friday at the shack at the Pyewipe Inn. Members are welcome to attend to listen to proceedings.

Special Event Station GB5BK

Members of RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club activated the site of the former RAF Binbrook airfield on the weekend of 9-10 April as part of Airfields on the Air. We used the Special Event Station callsign GB5BK, as “BK” was the airfield’s radio ident. in the days when it was operational.

GB80LAN

The club recently took part in the GB80LAN special event, commemorating the first operational sortie of the Avro Lancaster ( to lay mines in Heligoland Bight ), 80 years ago. The event took place from 1st-28th March, with several clubs with associations to stations operating the Lancaster (RAF Waddington, RAF Cosford, RAF Halton and Lincoln Shortwave Club) sharing the use of the callsign over the duration of the event.

Mobile Operations in the 60's & 70'

Many radio clubs have been unable to run their normal program of events during the Covid-19 pandemic and ours is no exception. However, on Friday the club’s traditional program of member’s talks was resumed in fine style by our chairman, Bob G3VCA.