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

Weekly Bulletin – December 30 2018


The Santa Claus 80 metre net went well, with 11 members taking part and one who called very quickly, then disappeared, so we still don’t know who that was. Conditions were really good and despite the usual high noise floor, nearly everyone could hear everyone else. Thanks to Phil, G4UDU for acting as net controller and to all who took part.

The Christmas Day 2 metre net was a little slow getting started, but the end total of all taking part was 14 which shows that there is activity on 2 metres if it can be dragged out of the woodwork! Thanks to all who took part in sending Christmas greetings.

As there will be no meeting on Wednesday 2nd January and in view of the success of the Santa Claus net, there will be an 80 metre net for club members on 3.712MHz starting at 8.00pm.

Please also note that I will not be running the 2 metre Monday net on 31st December, but if anyone else wants to run a net on 145.425MHz FM, please feel free.

Graham, G4FNL is organising our 70th anniversary special event station and there will be a meeting for those involved on Thursday 3rd January at The Crabtree Inn, 140 Crabtree Lane, Lancing, BN15 9NQ at 7.30pm

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.


80 metre net on 3.712MHz – Wednesday 2nd January – 8.00pm-9.00pm – Note: Lions Hall CLOSED
Special Event station planning meeting for volunteers – Thursday 3rd January –7.30pm – at The Crabtree Inn, 140 Crabtree Lane, Lancing, BN15 9NQ
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
70th anniversary special event stationGB5WOR – Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th January – Start time TBA – Sussex University

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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As 2019 is almost upon us, a Happy New Year to all and a great year ahead for us all.


Alan. G4GNX