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Weekly Bulletin – February 3 2019

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


Last Wednesday’s meeting was designed to make an attempt to get on the air from the new shack. Well, we didn’t actually get any signals out, partly due to a missing microphone and partly due to lack of serviceable aerials. A portable aerial was on site, but it was very cold and nobody really wanted to go outside to erect it or remove it! Fortunately, the power switch had been left turned on for us, so we were able to play with the elderly HF receivers that are currently available. It’s obvious that most of them have seen better days and it would probably cost too much to repair them, even if there’s a desire to do so. Norman had some success with the club’s K3 and was able to hear Amateur stations, despite the indifference of the aerials. There are a number of Morse keys available, but nobody seemed interested in wielding one! The rest of the evening was taken up by drinking tea and general chat. One good thing is that the provision of exclusive parking is popular and we are starting to (re-) gain new members.


Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 3rd February – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Talk on Front Panel Design – Making cases and panels – Tuesday 5th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Tea and Chat with use of shack – Tuesday 12th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

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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Some good news has just been received – new keys for the shack power button have now been cut, so we will be able to switch on when we want and isolate as necessary.

We can now make plans for removing/replacing/adding to equipment that’s in the shack.


Alan. G4GNX