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Weekly Bulletin – June 17 2019

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


Last Tuesday the weather held up and around 20 of us met at Goring Gap. Thanks to Roger, G7VBR for providing tea, coffee and some delicious cake, as well as a small tent to operate in. Alex, 2E0UMD setup a portable (fishing pole) mast to support a 1/2 size G5RV antenna, but with only 5 Watts phone, any contacts were a struggle. Another antenna that appeared was a kite antenna, but it’s not certain of it got connected to a rig, or if contacts were made. One or two contacts were made on 2 metres, but it got a bit chilly around 9.30pm, so a quick clear-up was in order and site abandoned.


  • Tea and Chat – Tuesday 18th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard. NOTE: Change from what was advertised last week.
  • 2nd leg 2 metre Fox Hunt – Tuesday 25th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard will be open for Tea and Chat for those not on the Fox Hunt. Tea and biscuits as usual.

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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Apologies, I will not be at this Tuesday’s meeting (18th) as Maureen is having a minor operation that afternoon and may need some looking after.


Alan. G4GNX