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

Weekly Bulletin – June 14 2018

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


Report from Roger, G7VBR:
The outdoor event organised by Alex on Wednesday 13th was quite well attended with chat and some radio activity. Chris M0VUE was unable to make it at the last moment due to work commitments so activity was down to Phil G4UDU, Alex 2E0UMD, Roger G7VBR, George G0UCF and Edmund M0MNG with a selection of wire, whip antennas and handhelds. Edmund used his handies to work 17 stations with 2 via a repeater. He also tried 4m which was ‘quiet’ but 10m offered an Italian and a Slovakian station but unfortunately neither heard him.
Also appearing were Bodie 2E0VRM on 2 wheels, Roger G4TNT, Ian M0IAD, Vic G8MUQ, George’s XYL Isabel and Demelza M3DKX. There was a flow of members during the evening with some arriving early until the wind turned cold and those remaining went home. An enjoyable evening in the fresh air with excellent company.

Sorry I couldn’t make it but was not long out of hospital and not quite up to it. I did manage to work GX1WOR on 2 metres from home.


Andrew, G1VUP will be holding training sessions at his Brighton premises in the coming months. He’s looking for would be Foundation licensees and those wishing to progress to Intermediate.
If you know of anyone who wants to join a course, please give their details to any committee member or direct to Andrew.


  • Tea and Chat Evening – Lions Hall, Lancing – Wednesday 20th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Fox Hunt 2nd leg – Wednesday 27th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall open for those who can’t take part
  • Tea and Chat Evening – Lions Hall, Lancing – Wednesday 4th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm

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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Next week’s WADARC meeting (Tea and Chat) will be chaired by Chris, G3UFS – our President, as I will not be available.


Alan. G4GNX