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 September 24 @ 20:00 - 22:00
G3WOR On-the-Air evening
Thursday September 25 @ 19:00 - 20:30
80 mtr CC.Sprint CW Contest
Wednesday October 1 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Discussion evening
Sunday October 5 @ 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday Breakfast
Wednesday October 8 @ 19:00 - 20:30
80 mtr CC.Sprint CW Contest
Wednesday October 8 @ 20:00 - 22:00
AGM - 2014
Wednesday October 15 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Discussion evening - Planning of events for the next year
Wednesday October 22 @ 08:00 - 22:00
Construction Contest
Thursday October 23 @ 19:00 - 20:30
80 mtr CC.Sprint SSB Contest
Wednesday October 29 @ 20:00 - 22:00
G3WOR On-the-Air evening
Sunday November 2 @ 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday Breakfast

WADARC AGM 2014 will be held on the 8th of October at Lancing Parish Hall.

Agenda

  1. Minutes of Last AGM Approved
  2. Chairman Report
  3. Secretary Report
  4. Treasure Report
  5. Election of Offices
    1. Chairman
    2. Secretary
    3. Treasure
  6. Decide on Number of Committee Members
  7. Election of Committee Members
  8. Ex Officio Appointments
  9. Subscription Fees.
  10. Band for Club Championship
  11. AOB

Hi Everyone

A small (but effective) group represented WADARC in the SSB Field Day contest over this past weekend.  Those involved included G4UDU, G1VUP, G4LKW, G8MUQ, 2E0RKO, 2E0DSK, 2E0IAW, M0MNG, G4FNL, G3GVB and G7VBR. We also had two visitors from the Horsham Club, G4LRP and G4TPO along to keep us company.

I think I speak for everyone by stating that is was quite a challenge - both from a propagation perspective, and also because it was a rather steep learning curve, to understand and learn how to use the new equipment (we used an Elecraft K3 thanks to Andrew G1VUP for the loan his radio) and a 40m long doublet at approx. 45ft high.  We tried operating in a different way this year, and the "jury is still out" on how effective it was. I  need to analyse the results and compare our scores with other teams to properly judge, and  see how we fared. I have just submitted our log, and unfortunately, I already know that we haven't managed to maintain our first place, in the Restricted section. You can view the claimed scores on the

following link: http://tinyurl.com/qzhgw9k   We had a total of 701 QSOs,

with 106 DXCC countries - which is not at all bad for a weekend with just 100W and a wire dipole on SSB....

My thanks to those of you who kindly searched, found and worked us on the bands, and also to the above stalwarts who came along, got involved and managed to put on a decent show for the whole weekend

 73 Graham G4FNL

John Slater G8FMJ

August 21st 2014 will be remembered as the day all his friends at Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club lost their President and fellow club member of many years.

John Slater

John was taken to hospital as an emergency admission on Monday 18th and was diagnosed as having suffered a brain hemorrhage, he did not recover consciousness and passed away on Thursday 21st. 

John was licensed as G8FMJ in 1971 a few years after starting work in the family business “Slaters Television” run by his late father Al Slater G3FXB. This was a job for life and having taken over running the business when Al retired he had sold the shop this year in the process of going into retirement, all the plans were made, but he never managed to achieve the goal of having time for himself and family, together with spending more “radio time”.

The early years of G8FMJ were spent on VHF and with the licence changes in 2003 John was then to be heard on the HF bands, 80m became a passion and he was always to be heard taking part in the 80m Club Championships plus sprints and other contests. This year he was looking forward to attending the RSGB convention to collect his trophies. John had been working with the club to achieve a better performance in the SSB Field day and last year the result of the work came to fulfilment with 1st place in the restricted section for G3WOR/P. His personal efforts were to be rewarded for winning the SSB ROPOCO contest using the G4DAA “Channel Contest Group” club call, plus he was to receive the Verulam Silver Jubilee Trophy for the highest placed error-free log. 

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Phil Godbold G4UDU, Chairman WADARC

Pete G4LKW, said it was a great event..

Edmund has put together a great video of the event.