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

Weekly Bulletin – July 22 2018

WADARC meets at – Lions Hall, 21 Roberts Road, Lancing. BN15 8AR.


Last Wednesday’s meeting at Lions Hall was well attended, with much discussion taking place, right up till almost 10.00pm. Jonathan, G1EXG demonstrated his ‘bat detector’ and Phil, G4UDU brought along his 23cm transverter. 25W into an antenna with a little gain makes a good device to keep your coffee warm!

The final leg of the Foxhunt takes place this coming Wednesday. Please try to support Roger, G7VBR – the Fox. Details and rules on the WADARC website.


  • Fox Hunt 3rd (final) leg – Wednesday 25th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall open for those who can’t take part
  • Tea and Chat Evening – Wednesday 1st August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 5th August – 9.00am-10.00am – Goring Cafe
  • Outside on the Air – Wednesday 8th August – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Chantry Lane Car Park

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:


Spring 2018 edition published –


HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link:

VHF/UHF Beacons often heard in our area:


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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Hopefully, the special event station at Worthing Fire Station was successful. Report in the next bulletin.


Alan. G4GNX