John Bignell

Always looking for ways to make a difference.

Amateur Radio

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Exercise Hand Shake

With every passing storm, volunteers in Nova Scotia monitor and prepare for the worst so that our communities are kept safe. It started with a weather warning shared on the talk groups, social media sites, and email. This lets the volunteers know that an activation may be happening in the coming days and get ready…

Amateur Radio

World War II Radio Direction Finder

A concealable, body-worn direction finder used by German forces to find clandestine radios operating during World War II. With resistance cells and secret agents deployed throughout Nazi-occupied Europe, anyone with a shortwave radio could tune in to hear coded message transmissions being sent back and forth across the continent. Both the German Abwehr and Gestapo…