WADARC meets at – Lions Hall, 21 Roberts Road, Lancing. BN15 8AR.
THE PAST WEEK
Last Wednesday meeting was quite well attended. I brought in a lightening detector I had made from a few op-amps and Phil brought in a tube of 50 or so op-amps asking for ideas for things to do with them!
so if anyone wants a fun circuit to build to detect lightening within a ca. 50-100 mile range, drop me a line and I can send you the circuit … and Phil will be happy to supply the chips 🙂 (he has lots more!)
10m has been good this last month for sporadic-E. I worked an F5 station running 150 W into a 10 element Yagi on 10m – Have not even got this on 2m (yet .. although I am working on it) !!
Note: Some of the 2m beacons have been ‘up’ recently: for example F5ZSF (IN88) was S9 one night (usually its audible but does not give an S-meter reading),
so its worth checking out 144MHz SSB (or CW of course) for tropo in the evenings / mornings (temperature inversions etc.).
Good DX, keep listening
CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS
- Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 5th August – 9.00am-10.00am – Goring Cafe
- Outside on the Air – Wednesday 8th August – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Chantry Lane Car Park
- Lecture – RFI – Wednesday 15th August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall – Note: Change of event.
- Lighthouses on the Air – Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th August – All day both days – Shoreham Lighthouse
- Practical Evening – Wednesday 22nd August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
- Outside Event (to be announced) – Wednesday 29th August – 7.30pm-10.00pm
For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: www.wadarc.org.uk
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)
Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
Spring 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2018
HF and VHF:
RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2018/06/01/propagation-news-3-june-2018/
VHF/UHF Beacons often heard in our area:
- 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
- F5XBA – JN18KF – 432.830 MHz
- GB3UHF – JO01EH – 432.430 MHz
- ON0UHF – JO20ET – 432.567 MHz
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