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

Weekly Bulletin – December 7 2018


Last Wednesday’s meeting was mainly given over to Graham, G4FNL who has courageously offered to setup a special event station at Sussex University, using the callsign GB5WOR. Phil, G4UDU offered to setup the callsign and logging etc., which he has already done. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the event and many members (of those who attended) are willing to take part. Further details will appear on our website and you can volunteer direct to Graham, if you haven’t done so already.

It was fairly clear from the previous meeting that most members favour Tuesdays as a new meeting day. The Doodle Poll setup to collect votes has confirmed this: Votes for Mondays – 2. Votes for Tuesdays – 38.

We’re now in the final throes of setting up the paperwork etc., for the new venue at Sea Cadets HQ (TS Vanguard) and we will be moving there on Tuesday 15th January. From then on, Lions Hall, Lancing will be permanently closed to us.

We’ve also had confirmation from the Sea Cadets that the masts supporting the HF dipole are in good shape, but it’s likely that the co-ax will need replacing. Once we’ve made the move we can discuss what we want to do about antennas and the ‘shack’ itself.


Club Annual Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 12th December – 7.00pm-10.00pm – The Old Tollgate, Bramber. Note: Lions Hall CLOSED
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 – 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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For those interested in statistics, here’s a link to the (closed) Doodle Poll for WADARC meeting nights:

It’s interesting to note that almost the entire current membership voted, which is encouraging.


Alan. G4GNX