Amateur radio in West Sussex - Training, Exams, Contests and Special Event Stations

Weekly Bulletin – December 15 2018


Last Wednesday, 23 of us met at the Old Tollgate, Bramber for a Christmas get together and meal. Apart from the occasional gristle and leathery Yorkshire pudding, the food seemed to be generally good and the variety was very acceptable. Unfortunately we were given to understand that we would be in a large room with another group and a partition between us, so we postponed the usual awards ceremony and the Christmas raffle, due to the difficulties over noise. Had we known that we would have exclusive use of the room, we could have followed the usual trend. We will have an awards presentation and a raffle at a future club meeting at the new Worthing QTH.

Graham, G4FNL has continued to organise the special event station for 19/20 January at Sussex University and Phil, G4UDU has succeeded in acquiring GB5WOR for us to use for the entire month. Graham has also sent out an email suggesting another planning meeting – please look out for that.

On Friday afternoon, three of us met with Paul Minter at the Worthing Sea Cadets HQ and signed the necessary documents for WADARC to meet on Tuesday evenings, starting 15th January, 2019. We also had another look round and had discussions about what we might like to do in the future, especially on refurbishing the Radio Room as a club shack.

Below are a couple of photos of the existing antennas, taken by Roger, G7VBR. Obviously things may not be exactly the way we’d like them, but we will be able to make changes over time.


NEXT WEDNESDAY we will also be discussing what bands/frequencies we want to use and times for club nets, during the Christmas/New Year recess.


Tea and Chat + Mince Pies – Wednesday 19th December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
NO MEETING – Wednesday 26th December – Lions Hall CLOSED
Multi-Band Nets (HF) – Wednesday 2nd January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall CLOSED
Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 6th January – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Tea and Chat + pre-QTH move discussion – Wednesday 9th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
First meeting and familiarisation at NEW QTHTUESDAY 15th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Sea Cadets HQ, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing

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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Although several people have volunteered to support the WADARC special event weekend on 19/20 January, if you haven’t already done so, please think about what you could do to help and contact Graham, G4FNL to let him know.


Alan. G4GNX