21 Jan 2016 – A Video Evening

Our Video evening was hosted by Don, G4LOO and Bryan, M0BIK. Members were offered a choice of about 8 videos from which to choose.
The session started with an account of the BBC’s method for getting signals to Fair Isle and nearby islands.
The second video showed an amateur radio group’s week end operations at Flat Holm Island using a special event callsign. Then two more videos about Amateur Radio, one about the 2012 DXpedition to Pitcairn Island and the other extolling the virtues of vertical aerials.
There followed a film from 1959 detailing the building of the Severn Railway Tunnel which was started in 1873, but most of the story was how they struggled to stop the works flooding from a nearby fresh water spring gushing fourteen million gallons of water a day! The finished result is one of the longest under water railway tunnels.

The view up just one of the shafts used to pump the water out. (photo Bristol Post)
The view up just one of the shafts used to pump the water out. (photo Bristol Post)