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Weekly Bulletin – December 1 2018

WADARC meets at – Lions Hall, 21 Roberts Road, Lancing. BN15 8AR.


Last Wednesday’s meeting was very eventful. Les, G3JSU provided members with laminated sheets with details of the club’s nets on them – very useful for the shack wall.
A small posse of us visited the Sea Cadets HQ in Worthing – TS Vanguard. We met with Captain Minter, who was very amenable and seems keen to have us hire the premises for club meetings. Details of the facilities (including radio room and aerials) have already been posted to members, this means that our meeting night will have to change to Monday or Tuesday. A Doodle Poll was setup for members to indicate their favourite evening. The Poll is still open, but the overwhelming response has been in favour of Tuesdays. It’s still not too late to cast your vote at:
Subject to final negotiations and approval, we hope to move club QTH in mid-January 2019.

Next week’s meeting will be partly tea and chat, but more importantly Graham, G4FNL will be conducting a planning meeting for setting up a commemorative station for WADARC’s 70th anniversary. ALL members are welcome and we look forward to your ideas and any support you’re able to give.


Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 2nd December – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Planning and discussion meeting + Tea & Chat – Wednesday 5th December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
Club Annual Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 12th December – 7.00pm-10.00pm – The Old Tollgate, Bramber. Note: Lions Hall will be closed
Tea and Chat + Mince Pies – Wednesday 19th December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
NO MEETING – Wednesday 26th December – Lions Hall CLOSED
Tea and Chat + pre-QTH move discussion – Wednesday 2nd January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall

For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website:


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:


Summer 2018 edition published –


HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link:


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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Please tell all of your friends, other members, past members and anyone you think would be interested that we hope to move club QTH to TS Vanguard – Worthing Sea Cadets HQ – in January.
Also mention the Doodle Poll for members and prospective members to vote on your preferred meeting night:
The poll is open to everyone as we’d like to get an idea of non-members who might join/re-join.


Alan. G4GNX