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Weekly Bulletin – July 29 2019

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


Last Tuesday’s meeting on Chantry Hill was quite well attended for an outdoor event. Fortunately it turned out to be a fine evening and with a slight breeze, it wasn’t too hot. Several stations were setup, with various antennas on several bands and Ed, M0MNG reported some VHF/UHF DX with contacts in Milton Keynes and Southampton, amongst others.

Chris, M0VUE had a small problem with RF getting back into his IC7100 on 80 metres, but fortunately he’d brought a spare choke, which was easily connected and acted as a braid breaker, which cured that issue.

Thanks to Roger, G7VBR for providing tea, coffee and cake to keep our inner persons going.

Congratulations to one of our newer members, Andy who now sports his new callsign M7AJW and is now working towards his Intermediate licence.


  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio, M0VUE – Tuesday 30th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat – Tuesday 6th August – 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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Last week’s meeting just goes to prove that there is activity on 2 metres and 70cms. A couple of our members put out calls on the FM calling channels and received quick replies. It’s also well worth using SSB on the appropriate calling frequencies, even if beacons can’t be heard.


Alan. G4GNX