High Salvington Mill

HF and VHF station at the Mills on the Air (GB0HSM) at High Salvington Mill...

Club Meetings

The Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club meets on Wednesdays at 7:45pm in the Lancing Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing, Sussex, BN15 8AJ, meeting/lecture will start at 8:00pm. Map to club venue. (NGR is TQ182040).

Why not join in on our Sunday, Monday or Thursday club nets click here for more details

Wednesday January 28 @ 19:30 - 22:00
G3WOR On-the-Air evening
Sunday February 1 @ 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday Breakfast
Wednesday February 4 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Home Construction Part 1 - Basic principles - Ron Bravery G3SKI
Wednesday February 11 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Discussion Evening
Wednesday February 18 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Beginners Guide to Astro Photography Part 2 - Chris Suddell M6EJK
Wednesday February 25 @ 19:30 - 22:00
G3WOR On-the-Air evening
Sunday March 1 @ 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday Breakfast
Wednesday March 4 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Home Construction Part 2 - Processes & methods for building - Ron Bravery G3SKI
Wednesday March 11 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Discussion Evening

*** club news ***

 

Dear all,

 

A very happy, inspiring and 'low noise' 2015 to you all :-)

 

* Thanks to Alan G4GNX for running the Christmas morning net on 2m, it sounded as if quite a few regulars and also some not so regular members came on.

 

* Wed 7th Jan is a discussion evening

 

* Wed 14th Jan discussion evening and planning for Scout special event station

 

* Wed 21st Jan talk: "Computer Viruses and Trojans - what are they?"

 

*** Extras ***

 

There is no RSGB news / solar forecast for this week (4th Jan) so this info.

 

comes from the 28th Dec. cast. (complied by G0KYA and G4BAO)

 

* Sun is likely to remain very active (solar flares & corona mass ejections) but solar flux will probably decline.

 

This Solar max.period is not the best time for LF prop but DX will still be there pre-dawn (160m, 80m and 40m).

 

* 10m should continue to be very good with Sporadic-E possible at this time of year.

 

* There has been a few e-mails going around about how great 80m (and 40m) is for DX do check out my two articles in RagChew for details of my experience listening to DX on homemade gear over the last 30 years!

(see RagChew: May-June 2014 and July-August 2014)

 

* Breadhurst Receiving and Transmitting society is running a special event station - GB8HMC - commemorating 800 years of the Magna Carta 1st - 5th Jan data and SSB modes, 80m to 10m as well as VHF on 2m.

 

Note: for an MP3 version of the RSGB Bulletin search for "G4NJH + RSGB" on Google.

Or listen to the bulletin on 145.525 MHz 09:30 on Sunday mornings from WADARC members G8MSQ or G0TLU. After the broadcast please call in to let them know you are listening.

 

If you have any news that you would like to be included in these weekly e-mails please let me know.

 

and finally  .....

Data loggers and panel meters are useful devices take a look at the lascar electronics web site for a great range of very interesting LED, LCD and LCD analogue meters.

 

All the best and good DX !

Jonathan

 

G1EXG

** Saturday 20th December 2014 **

Dear all,

*** club news ***

* The WADARC Xmas party was a very happy evening ...

It would not of course have been possible without the hard work of many people including:

Joy Slater (G1UGB), Peter (G8MSQ) and of course Phil (G4UDU)

- from all of us a very BIG Thank You :-)

 

* Alan G4GNX has volunteered to run the Christmas day / morning net on 2m

S21 that is 145.525 MHz 10am to around midday Christmas Day

 

* there will be a 40m net on Boxing Day Friday 26th Dec (~7.106 MHz) 11 am onwards

 

* Note: There will be no meeting on 31st December

 

* contributions to the QSL card poster are coming on well but it would be good to have more WADARC members cards please :-)

 

*** Extras ***

 

From the RSGB solar forecast (by G0KYA and G4BAO):

 

* Sun is still peppered with a large number of spots so the solar flux index has been kept quite high this brought some solar flares leading to some short term radio blackouts

 

* however DX on 10 and 12m bands has been very good

 

Note: for an MP3 version of the RSGB Bulletin search for "G4NJH + RSGB" on Google.

Or listen to the bulletin on 145.525 MHz 09:30 on Sunday mornings from WADARC members G8MSQ or G0TLU. After the broadcast please call in to let them know you are listening.

 

If you have any news that you would like to be included in these weekly e-mails please let me know.

 

and finally  .....

I worked Oleg RN3F near Moscow on 28MHz lunch time on Tuesday 16th Dec.

He was using 1kW into four phased 5 element yagis at 80m above ground 250m asl - WOW !

He enthusiastically told me that one european used to say you could work him 'on a nail'

... I could clearly hear him with the 'dummy load' selected on my atu!

 

All the best Happy Christmas and good DX !

Jonathan

 

G1EXG