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Weekly Bulletin – January 5 2020


Again, no meeting to report on this week. However, the bands seem to have been busy. There was a massive lift on 2 metres last weekend and DX distance records were broken. Edmund, M0MNG has been promoting WADARC via GX1WOR and has worked many distant stations on 2 metres and 70cms. He even managed a QSO via an Irish repeater, with a station in Spain – in Spanish!

80 metres has also been quite busy, with a European contest helping to put up the QSO count.

If you can’t make it to this Tuesday’s meeting, please think about a talk or practical demonstration that you could give, or know someone else who could fill the bill, please let someone on the committee know, so that we can add it to our planning programme.

Work will also be continuing on Tuesday, to complete the work in the shack, prior to installing some radios.

Please also put the word round as much as possible that Phil, G4UDU will be giving a talk on Flex radio and other SDR, with a practical demonstration, on Tuesday 21st January. Guests/non-members are welcome.


  • Planning for the future + Tea and Chat – 7th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Podcast (subject TBA) – Tuesday 14th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Talk and Demonstration of Flex Radio by Phil, G4UDU – Tuesday 21st January – 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 – 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:


Spring 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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Once again a Happy New Year to all, with good health and prosperity. See you all at TS Vanguard.


Alan. G4GNX