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Weekly Bulletin – December 22 2018



Last Wednesday’s meeting was rather poorly attended, so those who were there had double mince pies! Just to prove how bad the parking has been getting in Roberts Road, some idiot parked a van part way across the hall entrance and the rest of the street seemed to also be littered with vans. Roger was able to take a picture of the situation and is sending it to the Lions Hall management, although it’s too late in the day to help us. Let’s hope that our final meeting in Lancing will fare slightly better.

I’m not quite sure what Phil and Ian were doing, but the IC7300 was setup and communication was made between Phil’s tablet PC and the rig. Yay, some radio for a change.

Despite discussion of other matters, we forgot to arrange the multi-band nets for the Wednesday evenings we will not be meeting over the Christmas/New Year period. Can we please have volunteers to run (say) a 30 minute net starting with 40 metres, then 80 metres and 160 metres. Surely there must still be people in WADARC who can actually get on the air from home?!

Please note that Wednesday 9th January will be the LAST meeting at Lions Hall, we will then be moving our evening to TUESDAYS, commencing 15th January at TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing..


NO MEETING – Wednesday 26th December – Lions Hall CLOSED
Multi-Band Nets (HF) – Wednesday 2nd January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Note: 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 QTH – TUESDAY 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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I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that we are all looking forward to some great meetings at the new QTH, in January.


Alan. G4GNX