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WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday’s Junk Sale must be one of the worst attended I’ve ever been to. Whilst there were at least 3 club members on holiday, are people not buying surplus gear any more? There were a few good bargains to be had and some very useful components too. Unfortunately, not all of the higher priced rigs were sold and these will now be offered to the public via eBay. If you can remember anything that you meant to acquire but didn’t, please contact Norman, 2E0RKO who is arranging disposal. Many thanks to Alex, 2E0UMD who did very well, stepping in as a first-time auctioneer.

Please note that next Tuesday’s meeting has been changed to a Tea & Chat, which is to give Phil and team a chance to work on replacing the antennas, without missing out on any other activities.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Outside Meeting – Chantry Hill – Bring antennas, rigs, and MUG for TEA – Tuesday 23rd July – 7.30pm-9.30pm – Chantry Lane Car Park, Storrington. Note: TS Vanguard closed.
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 30th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/07/12/propagation-news-14-july-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

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VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

Thanks to those who donated biscuits last week. We could still do with a few more donations to keep our stock at a non-panic level.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Chris, M0-VUE gave an excellent talk and demonstration of building antenna parts using 3D printing techniques and the Fusion 360 CAD package. Some subjects covered were choice of materials and their properties, consideration of how the printer will construct a part when there’s apparently nothing to support it and methods of putting parts together, including use of Super Glue.

Conditions on 2 metres and 70 cms continued to be favourable last week with French beacons in particular being audible for many hours. VHF Field Day seems to have been popular too, as I worked one French station with a serial number over 400!

JUNK SALE

Please note that the Junk Sale and it starts at 7.30pm and sellers should be able to offload their items from 7.00pm onwards. Once unloaded, please move your vehicle and re-park, under the directions of Norman, 2E0RKO, who will be acting as marshal. Although there are no Silent Key items this time, we have some items that were delivered to us at the last minute, which are listed below. Most of them are NOT cheap items so please bear that in mind and bring well-loaded wallets. Items listed below will have reserves on them. All items appear to be clean and in good working order, although one or two have some very minor surface scratches.

Items for sale:

  • MFJ – 259B – HF/VHF SWR Analyser
  • Icom IC-7100 – HF/VHF all mode
  • Icom ID-5100 – Dual Band D-STAR Mobile
  • Avair AV-20T – SWR/Power Meter
  • Vertex MLS-100 – Mobile speaker
  • Kenwood TS-570D + manual
  • Kenwood SP-23 Ext Speaker
  • Kenwood TM-G707 – FM Dual Bander
  • Icom SM-30 – Desk Mic
  • LDG Z-11 Pro II – Tuner
  • Yaesu FT-100 – HF/VHF/UHF all mode
  • Yaesu FT-7900 R/E + manual
  • Kenwood TR-751E – 2 metre multimode
  • Yaesu FT-950 – HF transceiver
  • Microset 27-200 – 3-30MHz 300W Wideband Linear Amplifier
  • Mydel 30A SMPSU
  • DX? P530SWII 30A SMPSU

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Junk Sale – Tuesday 9th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Note: Early start time
  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Outside Meeting – Chantry Hill – Bring antennas, rigs, and MUG for TEA – Tuesday 23rd July – 7.30pm-9.30pm – Chantry Lane Car Park, Storrington
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 30th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/07/05/propagation-news-7-july-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

We are that time again when donations of biscuits for club meetings would be much appreciated. If you can’t bring some yourself, please ask another member to deliver them for you. For those not aware, there’s a convenience store on the North end of the shopping parade opposite TS Vanguard and they sell biscuits!

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

True to their word, the ‘Foxes’ commenced transmission at 7.30pm from Lancing Clump and were actually heard within TS Vanguard on handhelds. However, propagation was strange as they were not initially heard in areas of Worthing, where better antennas were in use. The foxes were Bodie, 2E0VRM and Chris, M0VUE. ‘Chasers’ were Dorian, 2E0FSI – Ian, M0IAD – Vic,G8MUQ – Roger, G4TNT – Roger, G7VBR. Dorian was the winner of the 2nd leg of the Foxhunt. Possibly due to the new format, all but one found the foxes. Around ten of us listened in at TS Vanguard and met the others for tea afterwards.

Ed, M0MNG reports that 2 metre propagation has been very good from time-to-time and he managed to work PA0 on a very modest beam and low power from Sussex. Although when I checked over the weekend, the French beacons were apparent, ON0VHF/ON0UHF were quite weak. I put out a few CQ calls but nobody answered. This is a really bad state of affairs, especially as the band is under threat from a French conglomerate. Use it or lose it!!!

Please note that NEXT WEEK (9th) is the Junk Sale and it starts at 7.30pm. There are no Silent Key items this time, so we may have a more orderly event, although there may not be as much money for the club. Please see this section in next week’s Bulletin for further details.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Designing and building antenna parts using Fusion 360 with additive and subtractive manufacturing. M0VUE – Tuesday 2nd July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th July – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Junk Sale – Tuesday 9th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Note: Early start time
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Outside Meeting – Chantry Hill – Bring antennas, rigs, and MUG for TEA – Tuesday 23rd July – 7.30pm-9.30pm – Chantry Lane Car Park, Storrington
  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 30th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/06/28/propagation-news-30-june-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

If you haven’t seen this link on the Discuss reflector, please take time to read it now, as some Amateur bands are under threat:

http://mailman.pe1itr.com/pipermail/moon-net/2019-June/039773.html

I will lobby the RSGB on behalf of WADARC and myself and I urge all other RSGB members to do the same.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Sorry I couldn’t make it to last Tuesday’s meeting, but Maureen had to come first. She’s had a small procedure for Carpal Tunnel in her right wrist and is doing well, but still needs my help. So far I’ve not managed to poison us or make any white shirts scarlet!
Roger reports that around 10 members attended the meeting and lively discussion ensued. Bryan, G0SIU was once again busy working on the Shack and has completed installation of the Cable Tidies.

This Tuesday sees the 2nd leg of the 2 metre foxhunt. TS Vanguard will be open for all members who are not taking part on the road. Here are instructions from the ‘Foxes’:

We will start transmitting at 7:30pm on 145.425 MHz FM. We will transmit the 1st 3 calls at 10 minute intervals, the next six at 5, on the 6th call we will reduce power from 5w to 1w and transmit every 2 minutes. We will be using a basic antenna. We know this is a change in format but it will help people find us. Clues will start at the end of hour 1, depending on the weather people may need to walk to find us a maximum of 100 metres from the road, just to make it interesting, if its raining we will be in a car. The North boundary will the Top of the Downs, East – Portslade, West – Angmering.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • 2nd leg 2 metre Fox Hunt – Tuesday 25th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard will be open for Tea and Chat for those not on the Fox Hunt. Tea and biscuits as usual
  • Designing and building antenna parts using Fusion 360 with additive and subtractive manufacturing. M0VUE – Tuesday 2nd July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th July – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Junk Sale – Tuesday 9th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Note: Early start time
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Quiz Night – Tuesday 23rd July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 30th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/06/21/propagation-news-23-june-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

If anyone fancies bringing a portable 2 metre antenna and suitable rig to TS Vanguard on Tuesday, to listen to the Fox Hunt proceeding – it will be much appreciated.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday the weather held up and around 20 of us met at Goring Gap. Thanks to Roger, G7VBR for providing tea, coffee and some delicious cake, as well as a small tent to operate in. Alex, 2E0UMD setup a portable (fishing pole) mast to support a 1/2 size G5RV antenna, but with only 5 Watts phone, any contacts were a struggle. Another antenna that appeared was a kite antenna, but it’s not certain of it got connected to a rig, or if contacts were made. One or two contacts were made on 2 metres, but it got a bit chilly around 9.30pm, so a quick clear-up was in order and site abandoned.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Tea and Chat – Tuesday 18th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard. NOTE: Change from what was advertised last week.
  • 2nd leg 2 metre Fox Hunt – Tuesday 25th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard will be open for Tea and Chat for those not on the Fox Hunt. Tea and biscuits as usual.

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/06/14/propagation-news-16-june-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

Apologies, I will not be at this Tuesday’s meeting (18th) as Maureen is having a minor operation that afternoon and may need some looking after.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday, we were lucky to have Nigel, G3YSW our RSGB Regional Manager come over for a visit and to give a short talk about RSGB activities as well as answer members’ questions.
Following Nigel’s talk we watched an RSGB video on the Farnham SDR and many of those present said that they learned something from it. I must say that the quality of the video and audio was much better than previous offerings from the same source.
Meanwhile work continued on the Shack and will resume in two week’s time.

Three of us attended the D-Day commemoration last Friday, at TS Vanguard on behalf of WADARC. Bryan, G0SIU gave two demonstrations of Amateur Radio and the use of Morse Code and it was mentioned by the Sea Cadets CO how well Bryan had kept the young audience’ attention and how pleased they were – thanks Bryan and thanks to Ed, M0MNG for assisting with setting up and generally promoting our club.

Our next meeting on 11th June will be at Goring Gap on the West side of the wooded area and toilet block. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you MUST bring your own mug/cup whatever. Sorry, no burgers etc., if you want other food, you must bring your own. If you’re bringing a radio/antenna etc., please also bring a suitable power supply or battery. Phil will be providing a generator for mains PSUs. NOTE the early start time.

The meeting place is on Marine Drive, Goring. The right hand image shows the short path onto the green on the South side, just past Aldsworth Avenue which is on the North side.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Outdoors meeting/on the air – bring portable rigs/antennas – Tea and Coffee provided, bring own mug – Tuesday 11th June – 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Goring Gap. Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB connected radio – Tuesday 18th June – 8.00pm-9.30pm – TS Vanguard.
  • 2nd leg 2 metre Fox Hunt – Tuesday 25th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard will be open for Tea and Chat for those not on the Fox Hunt. Tea and biscuits as usual.

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/06/07/propagation-news-9-june-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

‘Tis the Sporadic E season and 6 metres has been wide open from time-to-time. Well worth a call – DX to be had.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD

THE PAST WEEK

Due to road works and long traffic delays, a few members didn’t make it to last Tuesday’s Tea and Chat meeting and possibly some were on holiday, so there were only ten of us, but at least those present seemed to enjoy themselves. Hopefully, work in the Shack will re-commence next Tuesday.

Roger, G4TNT has produced a new (and interesting) edition of Ragchew – see below for details.

Ed, M0MNG has returned from his foray in the USA and no doubt there will be links to photos and videos soon – perhaps a short article?

Jonathan, G1EXG reports that he has worked IK7LMS in JN80XP square, via Sporadic E on 2 metres, which goes to prove that there is DX on the VHF and up bands, if you care to look for it!

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

ARRL video and discussion on the Ionosphere / RSGB video and discussion on the Farnham SDR – Tuesday 4th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Outdoors meeting/on the air – bring portable rigs/antennas – Tea and Coffee provided – Tuesday 11th June – 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Goring Gap. Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 7.30am – 8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/05/31/propagation-news-2-june-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

I’ve had a couple of reports that members have not received the full Weekly Bulletin. The header has been present and the end signature, but no text in between. Obviously if you have this issue, you won’t see this text, but if you are reading it OK and know of someone else who has problems with it, please let me know.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.

THE PAST WEEK

Unfortunately Chris was called away for work and could not return in time, so last Tuesday’s meeting reverted to Tea and Chat, which those present seemed to enjoy. The Dayton Hamvention had recently taken place and there was some discussion and information from those who had made the trip across the pond.

Philip, G4KIL attempted a Raynet check-in on 60 metres, but was not successful, mainly due to local RF noise. The noise situation should be remedied soon, once the dual mag-loop is installed. Meanwhile, Bryan – G0SIU was putting his woodworking skills to good use, making alterations in the Shack for cable tidies and cable tray. In the meantime, I’ve located a source for roller security blinds, so hopefully we should soon be able to get the Shack equipment installed and secure.

Phil and others had a brief discussion about antennas and a plan of action has been formed. We were also lucky that Dave Jackson from Sea Cadets paid us a visit and we were able to secure the necessary permission and safety recommendations for access to the main roof.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Tea and Chat evening – Tuesday 28th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +/-QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70 cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +/- QRM, SSB, 7.30am-8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Winter 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2018-9

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/05/24/propagation-news-26-may-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.

Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

Since moving to Worthing for meetings, WADARC has gained several new members. I would like to welcome them and hope that they will continue to enjoy club meetings.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.

THE PAST WEEK

I found last week’s talk by Steve Shorey, G3ZPS to be highly interesting and entertaining. Steve gave us a comprehensive history of Police communications, including dispelling the myth that the first device used was the whistle, although we’re still not sure where the term “Old Bill” really comes from, as there appear to be at least 16 versions of its origin.

Thanks to Norman and co. for re-boxing the FT101 series and to Bryan for clearing the operating area of the shack and preparing to install cable tidies and a cable tray.

This weekend was the Hamvention (Dayton) in Ohio and several WADARC members have attended. Last Thursday, Phil called into the 40 metre SSB net using his Flex radio and Butternut antenna at home, controlled by his tablet, whilst standing in the breakfast queue near Dayton!

Ed, M0MNG has fulfilled a dream to hear a fully loaded jukebox playing golden oldies, in a diner in the USA. Ham radio does have its alternative uses!

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

On the Air with Computers plus Tea and Chat – Tuesday 21st May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Tea and Chat evening (this may change) – Tuesday 28th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +/-QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70 cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +/- QRM, SSB, 7.30am-8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Winter 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2018-9

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/05/17/propagation-news-19-may-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.

Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

Although last week’s talk was a good ‘un, I can’t help noticing that it could have been better attended. I realise that some may have already departed for the USA, but there could have been many more members at the club. Club meetings are only as good as the members who turn up, so even if it’s not exactly ‘your subject’, please make an attempt to support WADARC by turning up for meetings more often.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday’s club meeting was a demonstration of the new Icom IC-9700 by myself, with thanks to Ian, M0IAD for providing a portable stand and collinear. The rig has been well-received by most users, with a couple of issues found by a few weak signal/digital users. With good sensitivity and high quality audio, it is certainly the best VHF and above multimode that I have ever owned.

Whilst my demonstration was to a certain extent interactive, I did receive a couple of complaints that I could not be properly heard, because some members of the audience had decided to hold their own private conversation/s. Not only is this downright bloody rude, it’s also disrespectful to the rest of the members who are trying to hear. If you really must chat when someone is giving a talk, please go into the tea area and shut the door. I don’t want WADARC to get a bad name amongst prospective speakers!

This weekend, some of our members supported the annual Mills On The Air event, from Salvington Mill, with thanks to Pete and Pete, Ed, Alex, Roger, Phil, Philip and any others I’ve missed, for running the station – GB0HSM – and for assistance in setting up etc., Roger reported that it was quite cold inside the base of the windmill on Saturday, but I must say that it had warmed up by the time I visited on Sunday. The station made around 140 contacts on HF, many of these being windmill sites and 5 QSOs on 70cm using Edmund’s portable setup. Fortunately, the weather was very kind to us and there seemed to be a lot of visitors. I’m sure that the High Salvington Mill Trust found that WADARC made a valuable contribution to the Mill’s 60th Anniversary open day. Ed, M0MNG has made a short video of this years event which you can see by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QqAPZ1bgVg

Please support our meeting on Tuesday. This will be a talk (see below) on one of the rare occasions we manage to secure an ‘outside’ speaker.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Talk – Public Safety Communications Past and Present, G3ZPS – Tuesday 14th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • On the Air with Computers plus Tea and Chat – Tuesday 21st May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat evening (this may change) – Tuesday 28th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: www.wadarc.org.uk

NETS

Monday – 2 metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)

Thursday – 40 metres 7.106 MHz +/-QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)

Saturday – 70 cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)

Sunday – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +/- QRM, SSB, 7.30am-8.00am (local)

RALLIES

Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html

RAGCHEW

Winter 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2018-9

PROPAGATION

HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/05/10/propagation-news-12-may-2019/

BEACONS

VHF:

GB3WSX – IO80QW – 70.007 MHz

GB3BAA – IO91PS – 70.016 MHz

F1ZXK – JN18KF – 144.438 MHz

F5ZSF – IN88GS – 144.409 MHz

GB3VHF – JO01EH – 144.430 MHz

ON0VHF – JO20HP – 144.418 MHz

UHF:

F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz

GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz

ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz

DX NEWS

HF:

WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.

Send an email to this address: w1aw-list-request@arrl.org

In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address

ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday

VHF/UHF:

The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019

FINALÉ

Although many gaps in the 2019 programme have been filled, we can still do with more speakers. If you can give a talk at a club meeting, or know of someone else who is willing (preferably radio related) please contact Chris, M0VUE.

73,

Alan. G4GNX