• Essex Radio Ham honoured in Queens Birthday Honours

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    Essex Radio Ham honoured in Queens Birthday Honours

    Posted: 02 Jun 2022 11:28 AM PDT https://feedpress.me/link/22841/15346287/ham-honoured-in-birthday-honours.html

    Essex-based radio ham Tim Neobard M7TMN has received a British Empire Medal
    in the Queens Birthday Honours List.

    Tim, together with other volunteers created the East Essex Hackspace a
    maker community in Hockley, and at the height of the Covid pandemic, Tim
    and the team manufactured 12,000 face shields using the Hackspaces laser
    cutter and these face shields were distributed free where they were
    needed. During the second lockdown, the team shifted focus to providing
    laptops for kids during the second lockdown.

    In recognition of the work, Tim has been awarded a British Empire Medal
    for services to the community in Rochford, Essex.
    Tim Neobard at the opening of the East Essex Hackspace

    Interviewed on BBC Essex today, Tim said that during lockdown, he could see that the NHS was struggling and saw that face shields could be made using a
    3D printer. They tried this, but each one took a day to print. One of the
    guys at the Hackspace had a laser cutter and they were able to cut 40 a
    day. Hackspace some crowdfunding and within 3-4 weeks, they had raised
    £11,000 enough to buy a larger laser cutter. They were then able to make
    300 to 400 a day, and send them out to hospitals, doctors surgeries and
    care homes in the community.

    The full interview was on BBC Essex on the 2nd of June 2022 Listen on BBC Sounds 02 June 2022 (Approx 9 minutes into the Dave Monk show)

    The East Essex Hackspace launched in September 2021, and Essex Ham
    activated GB0EHH to support their launch. Since then, Essex Ham has
    activated the Hackspace several times, including a commemoration of 100
    years of British Broadcasting After seeing amateur radio in action, Tim
    decided to take the plunge, signed up to Essex Hams Foundation Online
    course, took his exam from home, and became Tim M7TMN in April this year.

    Our congratulations to Tim, wholl be receiving his British Empire Medal
    soon, and hopefully proudly wearing it at an upcoming amateur radio event
    at the Hackspace!

    Related Links

    Amateur radio events at the East Essex Hackspace
    East Essex Hackspace Wiki
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