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Weekly Bulletin – December 8 2019


Last Tuesday was a Tea and Chat night, whilst work continued in the shack to install the new Tambour Doors. Graham and Roger have been making a good job of it, despite my attack on Roger’s glasses with the vacuum cleaner and the installation instructions seemingly from MFI (remember them?).

Jonathan’s suggestion of a club project was put to those present and several people said that they’d like to take part, so we will be collecting more numbers and ordering several kits.

Next Tuesday’s meeting will also be a Tea and Chat, but without the shack in use. This is because we decided to abandon unfinished work on the shack last week, because time ran out and there’s still a bit to do. This meeting will be the last meeting at TS Vanguard before 2020!

The following Tuesday (17th) is the Christmas Party at Casa Ciro. Please bring any donations of raffle prizes to the restaurant on the night.

It is hoped that club nets will be run over the holiday period. Details will be published next week.


  • Tea and Chat – 10th December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Christmas Party – 17th December – 7.00pm-10.00pm – Casa Ciro Restaurant – Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.
  • NO MEETING – 24th December – TS Vanguard will be closed.
  • NO MEETING – 31st December – TS Vanguard will be closed.

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 – 70cms 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:


2019 edition published –


HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information 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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Regarding the club project of an E-Field Active Antenna – details can be found at: I hope to start a Doodle Poll to collect names of all members who want to build one. Club members only but the Club will be paying for the kits and we’ll have some building sessions at the Club QTH, so those of you who don’t have the necessary tools will be able to use other members’ gear.


Alan. G4GNX