HF and VHF station at the Mills on the Air (GB0HSM) at High Salvington Mill...
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 December 31 @ 20:00 - 22:00|
No Meeting - Hall is Closed
|Sunday January 4 @ 09:00 - 10:00|
|Wednesday January 7 @ 20:00 - 22:00|
|Wednesday January 14 @ 20:00 - 22:00|
Planning for the Scouts Special event Station
|Wednesday January 21 @ 20:00 - 22:00|
Computer Viruses and Trojans "What are they?"
|Saturday January 24 @ 08:00 - 17:00|
Beeding and Bramber first scouts Weekend
|Sunday January 25 @ 08:00 - 17:00|
Beeding and Bramber first scouts Weekend
|Wednesday January 28 @ 19:30 - 22:00|
G3WOR On-the-Air evening
|Sunday February 1 @ 09:00 - 10:00|
Don't for get that the Christmas this Wednesday at the British Legion club Lancing.
Worthing and District Amateur Radio club weekly up-date
** Saturday 13th December 2014 **
*** club news ***
A Big Thank you to Peter G8MSQ for a great club quiz last Wednesday.
That nerdy guy Jonathan (EXG) won ... but he did want to pass on a 'Thank you' for the prize :-)
* WADARC Xmas party is on Wednesday 17th December - Royal British Legion Club, Lancing You might still be able to get tickets on the door but you do need to contact Peter (G8MSQ) before hand (see RagChew members list for contact details)
* Alan G4GNX has volunteered to run the Christmas day / morning net on 2m (If there are more details I will add them to next week's e-mail up-date)
* Note: There will be no meeting on 31st December
* there has been a little confusion over the club QSL card poster I am putting together - sorry about this.
I would like to make up a poster that representing the people of our radio club so I would like to use the members own QSL cards (not cards from people we have worked).
*** Extras ***
From the RSGB solar forecast (by G0KYA, G4BAO and G3YLA):
* geomagnetic conditions were not as bad as expected last week
* The lower bands (160, 80 and 40m) will offer good night time and early morning DX (before sun rise) - don't miss the DX !
(its fun just to listen and a small loop antenna will pick-up a lot of interesting DX)
* The relatively rare 'Sporadic E' propagation is possible at this time of year - so keep an eye out on 10m, 6m (and even 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 .....
I spotted an interesting audio board on e-bay for £10 called a phase rotator circuit (8 pole all-pass filter).
It goes between the microphone and transmitter and improves the audio signal symmetry (around the zero axis); i.e. the same goal of compressors or clippers but without the gain-intermodulation distortion.
All the best and good DX !
I have put the next set of dates in for training.
Please go to the website http://www.wadarc.org.uk/cms/index.php/training/training-schedule/year.listevents/2014/10/15/- for dates and venue.
The foundation and Intermediate course and exams are going to happen over weekends.
I have also added an electronics course, which will free of charge, it is running one day over the first weekend in November.
I have also scheduled an advance course. It will every other Tuesday from the 11/11/2014. The exam will be on the 7th March.
If you want to be on the Advance course please contact me.
For those waiting to take the advance exam there are two opportunities
Mon 8th Dec @ 19.00hrs closing date 12th Nov 2014
Thu 29th Jan @ 19.00hrs closing date 5th Jan 2015
If you want to take the exam please have you monies in the WADARC bank before the closing date and an email to me.
If the monies is not in the bank you will not be able to take the exam.
WADARC bank details Barclays bank A/C 73786951 - Sort Code 20-12-80
G1VUP 07852 364674
The committee his hoping to get some feedback from the members. The links below are some questions that may help us plan events and ideas for the future.
Please print of the document and email to committee at wadarc.org.uk or bring to meeting on the 15th of October.
PDF Version click here
Word Version click here
Online Version click here