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

THE PAST WEEK

Special thanks for Ted, G3EUE for last week’s talk and DVD and to Bryan, G0SIU for his addition to the programme. Having chatted to Ted on the Thursday 40/80 metre net, I find that he is quite a fountain of knowledge about Iraq and other places around the World. Also, thanks to Ian, M0IAD for sorting out the DVD player at the last minute!

I met up with a gentleman from Kent on Friday and he has taken the AR88 from the shack. I recently sold it on eBay so that’s the last of the boat-anchors gone. There are still a few bits and pieces left to remove, so please let me know if you want anything.

This coming Tuesday, we will have the usual Tea and Chat AND possible finding of a ‘nasty noise’. Please bring along any portable equipment you have that could help us to find the source of QRM which covers the 2 metre and 70cms bands. It appears to be inside the building, because it greatly diminishes when a hand portable is checked outside the building.

I realise that there were two vehicles in the ‘top slots’ in the car park last week, but they belonged to Sea Cadets staff who were having a private meeting. However, I must remind all WADARC members that the TWO parking places nearest the building are reserved until 8.00pm for any disabled member or another member who has given a disabled member a lift. If any member continues to ignore this rule, they may be asked not to use the car park at all! There are NO exceptions.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing

Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

1st leg of the 2019 Annual Foxhunt (non-participants meet at Club QTH) – Tuesday 16th April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Tea and Chat with On the Air FTCALL – Tuesday 23rd April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Practical – Building a Co-Ax based transmitting loop – Tuesday 30th April – 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/2019/04/05/propagation-news-7-april-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

A brief reminder to the Committee that we will be meeting on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm. Please update your diaries.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

The program listed last Tuesday’s meeting as an on-air night with CW + tea and chat. The K3 was available and there are plenty of Morse keys in the shack, but nobody seemed interested. Is it that members are really not interested in getting on the air, or is it that everyone wants their hand holding or their arse kicked to actually participate?

Fortunately, Jonathan – G1EXG had brought along one of his antenna projects and was able to explain how it works and the rest of the time was taken up by tea and chat.

The LZ1AQ mag-loop kit has arrived from Bulgaria and work is now in progress to get it built and mounted on the roof at TS Vanguard.

I have also found the SGS 500W external auto-tuner that hid itself in the store. It just needs a bit of an exterior clean, some new cables and it will be ready for us to use with the proposed antenna/s.

One packet of biscuits donated last week (thanks Jonathan) a few more would be appreciated.

The deadline has passed for selling Les Mayhew’s kit to members, so it will now be offered to the general public and dealers. Items are:

  • Daiwa CN-801 SWR & Power Meter
  • Icom IC-756PRO (usual screen fault, but does light fully after a short ‘warm-up’)
  • Icom IC-910H – 144Mhz/432MHz
  • Manson EP925 PSU – 13.8V 25A SM
  • Mirage MP2 VHF Watt meter
  • Yaesu HF suite comprising:
  • Yaesu FT2000
  • Yaesu Quadra VL1000 linear
  • Yaesu Quadra VP1000 (PSU for VL1000)
  • Yaesu DMU 2000 data unit
  • Yaesu SP2000 speaker

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • RAF station, Habbaniya, Iraq – Ted, G3EUE – Tuesday 2nd April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 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/2019/03/29/propagation-news-31-march-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

For those interested in the new Icom IC9700 2m/70cm/23cm transceiver, stocks are now being distributed to dealers. Most dealers appear to have taken deposits and are shipping to customers in strict order. More stock will be distributed in mid-April and early May.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday was a practical evening and I’d like to thank Chris, M0VUE for providing the components and some good radio entertainment. Two teams built various traps etc., but I’ve no idea if there was an actual winner. Despite an initial reluctance, most members eventually joined in and lots of soldering and testing kept them busy until well after 9.00pm.

We’ve disposed of quite a lot of shack equipment on behalf of G8RDK’s estate, since last week. Listed below is the unsold remainder which will be held until next Tuesday and if not sold to members, will be offered to the general Amateur public. If you’re interested please let me know:

  • Daiwa CN-801 SWR & Power Meter
  • Icom IC-756PRO (usual screen fault, but does light fully after a short ‘warm-up’)
  • Icom IC-910H – 144Mhz/432MHz
  • Manson EP925 PSU – 13.8V 25A SMMFJ 834H RF Ammeter
  • Mirage MP2 VHF Watt meter
  • Yaesu HF suite comprising:
    • Yaesu FT2000
    • Yaesu Quadra VL1000 linear
    • Yaesu Quadra VP1000 (PSU for VL1000)
    • Yaesu DMU 2000 data unit
    • Yaesu SP2000 speaker
    • Programming cable
  • Heil GM4 microphone + stand

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Tea and chat with on-air and CW – Tuesday 26th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 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/2019/03/15/propagation-news-17-march-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

A fresh call for donations of biscuits for club meetings please. Stocks are getting low. Smile

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday was listed as a Tea and Chat event, so most members seemed to enjoy indulging in a good ol’ ragchew. I had arranged a meeting with Captain Minter to discuss our proposals for the Shack and this was attended by myself, Roger – G7VBR, Ian – M0IAD and Graham – G8BZL. I’m pleased to tell you that the meeting was very successful and we can now go ahead with setting things up. We’ve already removed some of the old ‘boat anchors’ and sold them to WADARC members, but there are a few bits and pieces still to be disposed of, including the AR88. Let me know if you’re interested.

We’re also disposing of shack equipment on behalf of G8RDK’s estate. Proceeds of the sale will go to WADARC and we want to realise as much as possible for club funds. We’re offering all of the gear to club members first, before seeking a tender from a dealer. If you’re interested please let me know, but please – no silly amounts – some of this equipment is worth ‘real’ money. All is in good condition.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Building and testing LC antenna traps (M0VUE) – Tuesday 19th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and chat with on-air and CW – Tuesday 26th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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/2019/03/15/propagation-news-17-march-2019/

VHF:

Beacons:

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

A quote from Phil, G4UDU in QSO with G4GNX – “The bands are NOT dead. There are too many people tuning receivers and nobody calling CQ. If no-one calls, there’s no-one to listen to – bands are dead!”

When did YOU last call CQ?

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday was a ceremony for our annual awards. Not as many people as there should have been, but those who attended had a good time and the food was good. Special thanks to Roger, G7VBR for baking three delicious sponge cakes.

The awards were as follows:

Chairman’s Award to Roger, G7VBR – for great efforts in attending to details for all meetings in 2018.

Winner of 2018 Construction Contest to Les, G3JSU

The G8HY Merit Award to Bryan, G0SIU for services to the WADARC store and equipment

The John Slater Foxhunt Award to winner Dorian, 2E0FSI (collected by Ian, M0IAD on Dorian’s behalf)

WADARC Merit Award to Pete, G4LKW for special efforts with Special Event stations (collected by Norman, 2E0RKO on Pete’s behalf)

WADARC Merit Award to Ed, M0MNG for promotion of WADARC using callsign GX1WOR

WADARC Merit Award to Roger, G4TNT for untiring effort editing Ragchew throughout 2018

WADARC Merit Award to Ian, M0IAD – for services to membership, repeaters and on-air evenings during 2018

 

 

N.B. This coming Tuesday, Captain Minter will be visiting so please do not arrive before 7.45pm. I will be holding a private meeting with Paul, so the shack will only be available when the meeting finishes. Apologies for this.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

Tea and chat – Tuesday 12th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Building and testing LC antenna traps (M0VUE) – Tuesday 19th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Tea and chat with on-air and CW – Tuesday 26th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 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/2019/03/08/propagation-news-10-march-2019/

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

A reminder that the first TWO parking spaces nearest the building MUST be left clear for any disabled person, until 8.00pm

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

It is with regret and sadness that I have to report the passing of two ex-members of WADARC, both within a couple of weeks of each other.

Les Mayhew, G8RDK had been unwell for some time and had moved to a nursing home, where he finally became SK. A funeral for Les will take place on Friday 15th March at 2.40pm in the Muntham Chapel – Worthing Crematorium. No details of flowers or donations.

Dave Potter, G1OCL suffered a major stroke a short while ago and became SK within a short time of that. I was particularly surprised to hear about Dave, as I had seen him only a week before and he seemed fit and well. A funeral for Dave will take place on Friday 15th March at 11.40am at Worthing Crematorium. At this time the chapel is unknown, so those attending should ask staff on arrival. There will be a wake for Dave after the funeral in the “Back Room”, Royal British Legion, 6, Culver Road, Lancing. All friends welcome. Family flowers only please, donations welcome to the Stroke Association.

At last Tuesday’s meeting, Graham – G8BZL ran his Kenwood TS820S on the dipole antenna at TS Vanguard and although Phil’s QTH is only a few miles away, communication was established, with Phil operating a Flex radio remotely from downstairs! Graham said that the rig managed to match the antenna on all bands, including Top Band, although the SWR was a little high on 160m. A bit of old-fashioned pioneering? Smile

Spaceweather reports “A month with no Sunspots”! “The sun has just passed an entire calendar month with no sunspots. The last time this happened, in August 2008, the sun was in the nadir of a century-class Solar Minimum. The current stretch of blank suns shows that Solar Minimum has returned, and it could be as deep as the last one.” Food for thought? Don’t get too despondent.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Annual Awards with party food, tea and coffee, partners welcome – Tuesday 5th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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/2019/03/01/propagation-news-3-march-2019/

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 hope to see everyone at the Awards Evening on Tuesday. Until then –

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday saw a good turnout. The meeting was mostly about digital modes and new member Jonathan very ably demonstrated many of the modules that are available for all digital modes. Norman also demonstrated use of rig and PC, whilst Bryan was getting to grips with hooking up his laptop and KX3.

Next Tuesday will be an on-the-air night with tea and chat. We will be testing out the capabilities of Graham, G8BZL’s TS850S.

It’s hoped that we will hold our Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 5th March. We need to know who will be attending so that we can buy sufficient food for the gathering. Please fill in the following Doodle Poll ASAP to indicate that you and any partner will be there: https://doodle.com/poll/q8u4s8rnhn7apyd7 Please do this by next Wednesday 27th February. If your name isn’t on the list, you can still come to the meeting but there will be no food for you.

We are going to move the club reflectors soon. They will be moving to groups.io and appropriate addresses have already been reserved. All members who are subscribed to the current reflectors will be moved to the new system. If you don’t want to be included, please let me know ASAP. Once we have moved, we’ll let all members know of the new email addresses for you to send and receive. There should be no disruption to normal service and you should find the new reflectors much more reliable.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

Tea and Chat + On-Air with G8BZL’s Kenwood TS850S – Tuesday 26th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Annual Awards with party food, tea and coffee, partners welcome – Tuesday 5th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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/2019/02/22/propagation-news-24-february-2019/

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

Final reminder – please try to attend the Awards Evening on 5th March and please put your name down on the Doodle Poll if you’ve not already done so.

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Tuesday’s meeting was a Tea & Chat with On-Air in the shack. There was some interesting discussion on what members wanted from the club programme and useful info was gleaned from prospective new members.

Graham, G4FNL asked for feedback on the recent special event station – GB5WOR – which was very favourable and there was some discussion on the QSL card, which is a work in progress. If we can get all of the club together, we will try to take a group photo which may appear on the card.

We had a committee meeting last Wednesday. Progress on the new shack was discussed and we’re grateful to Jonathan, G1EXG for volunteering to build a noise cancelling mag-loop antenna to the LZ1AQ design. We’re also requesting a private meeting with Captain Minter, to discuss specific things we want to do, which may require approval. Chris, M0VUE still assembling a new programme of meetings/events for WADARC and is looking for people to give talks.

It’s hoped that we will hold our Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 5th March. We need to know who will be attending so that we can buy sufficient food for the gathering. Please fill in the following Doodle Poll ASAP to indicate that you and any partner will be there: https://doodle.com/poll/q8u4s8rnhn7apyd7

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Data Modes Show and Tell – please bring any data projects to show to others – Tuesday 19th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat + On-Air with Club Radio – Tuesday 26th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Annual Awards with party food, tea and coffee, partners welcome – Tuesday 5th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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/2019/02/15/propagation-news-17-february-2019/

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

For those who are interested in the new Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF transceiver, I’ve setup a new group (non-Facebook) for all Radio Amateurs to discuss it. You can subscribe by posting an email to:

IC-9700Users+subscribe@groups.io

73,

Alan. G4GNX

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

THE PAST WEEK

For last Tuesday’s meeting, some fool decided to give a talk on Front Panel Design! I hope it may have been of use to some members and maybe spurred you on to make your own project, with a well-made box to put it in. As I pointed out, you can make your own from raw materials, or you can take the expensive route and have a company do all the cutting, drilling and finishing for a really professional looking job.

One thing that my talk did prove is that we can connect a laptop to the projector and it all works well.

We have a committee meeting on Wednesday 13th and of course progress on the new shack will be discussed. Chris, M0VUE has volunteered to assemble a new programme of meetings/events for WADARC, so if you have any favourite suggestions, please email Chris or one of the committee.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Tea and Chat with shack available for those who wish to experiment – Tuesday 12th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: 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 publishedhttp://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/2019/02/08/propagation-news-10-february-2019/

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

It can’t have gone unnoticed that club nets are not nearly as well patronised as they used to be. On HF this may partly be due to lack of interest as a part of the bottom of the sunspot cycle, but surely this can’t be the greatest part? Sure, signals come and go, but surely that’s part of the challenge. On VHF/UHF we can’t blame sunspots, so where is everybody? C’mon people, give it a try and renew old on-air friendships. A list of club nets appears in every Weekly Bulletin, just scroll up!

73,

Alan. G4GNX

 

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

THE PAST WEEK

Last Wednesday’s meeting was designed to make an attempt to get on the air from the new shack. Well, we didn’t actually get any signals out, partly due to a missing microphone and partly due to lack of serviceable aerials. A portable aerial was on site, but it was very cold and nobody really wanted to go outside to erect it or remove it! Fortunately, the power switch had been left turned on for us, so we were able to play with the elderly HF receivers that are currently available. It’s obvious that most of them have seen better days and it would probably cost too much to repair them, even if there’s a desire to do so. Norman had some success with the club’s K3 and was able to hear Amateur stations, despite the indifference of the aerials. There are a number of Morse keys available, but nobody seemed interested in wielding one! The rest of the evening was taken up by drinking tea and general chat. One good thing is that the provision of exclusive parking is popular and we are starting to (re-) gain new members.

CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS

Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 3rd February – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Talk on Front Panel Design – Making cases and panels – Tuesday 5th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Tea and Chat with use of shack – Tuesday 12th February – 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/2019/02/01/propagation-news-3-february-2019/

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

Some good news has just been received – new keys for the shack power button have now been cut, so we will be able to switch on when we want and isolate as necessary.

We can now make plans for removing/replacing/adding to equipment that’s in the shack.

73,

Alan. G4GNX