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

Weekly Bulletin – February 17 2019

WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.


Last Tuesday’s meeting was a Tea & Chat with On-Air in the shack. There was some interesting discussion on what members wanted from the club programme and useful info was gleaned from prospective new members.

Graham, G4FNL asked for feedback on the recent special event station – GB5WOR – which was very favourable and there was some discussion on the QSL card, which is a work in progress. If we can get all of the club together, we will try to take a group photo which may appear on the card.

We had a committee meeting last Wednesday. Progress on the new shack was discussed and we’re grateful to Jonathan, G1EXG for volunteering to build a noise cancelling mag-loop antenna to the LZ1AQ design. We’re also requesting a private meeting with Captain Minter, to discuss specific things we want to do, which may require approval. Chris, M0VUE still assembling a new programme of meetings/events for WADARC and is looking for people to give talks.

It’s hoped that we will hold our Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 5th March. We need to know who will be attending so that we can buy sufficient food for the gathering. Please fill in the following Doodle Poll ASAP to indicate that you and any partner will be there:


  • Data Modes Show and Tell – please bring any data projects to show to others – Tuesday 19th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat + On-Air with Club Radio – Tuesday 26th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Annual Awards with party food, tea and coffee, partners welcome – Tuesday 5th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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:


Winter 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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Alan. G4GNX