Many thanks all for the nice comments. As it turned out, Rob and Tex were rather short on space in this issue, so several photos had to be “culled”. But you should see the kids using the radios and doing practical assessments in the Part 2 feature later this year.
As Steve SGB points out, the kit we use in the school shack was that of Shirley MW0YLS, now sadly silent key, but one of our greatest. She held both the Mountain Goat and the Shack Sloth trophies, as well as many personal achievements of note.
1st ever GW Mountain Goat
1st ever YL Mountain Goat
3rd ever Mountain Goat in the world
1st to activate every summit in the North Wales (GW/NW) region - 75 summits!
Shirley was also a regular on the SOTA stands at rallies and barbecues, and arrranged production runs of SOTA T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Like myself, Shirley was a secondary school teacher, and provided opportunities for her students to get involved in amateur radio. She is sadly missed, but it is fitting to remember her through this project.
73, Tom M1EYP