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Weekly Bulletin – June 2 2019

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


Due to road works and long traffic delays, a few members didn’t make it to last Tuesday’s Tea and Chat meeting and possibly some were on holiday, so there were only ten of us, but at least those present seemed to enjoy themselves. Hopefully, work in the Shack will re-commence next Tuesday.

Roger, G4TNT has produced a new (and interesting) edition of Ragchew – see below for details.

Ed, M0MNG has returned from his foray in the USA and no doubt there will be links to photos and videos soon – perhaps a short article?

Jonathan, G1EXG reports that he has worked IK7LMS in JN80XP square, via Sporadic E on 2 metres, which goes to prove that there is DX on the VHF and up bands, if you care to look for it!


ARRL video and discussion on the Ionosphere / RSGB video and discussion on the Farnham SDR – Tuesday 4th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Outdoors meeting/on the air – bring portable rigs/antennas – Tea and Coffee provided – Tuesday 11th June – 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Goring Gap. Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.

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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I’ve had a couple of reports that members have not received the full Weekly Bulletin. The header has been present and the end signature, but no text in between. Obviously if you have this issue, you won’t see this text, but if you are reading it OK and know of someone else who has problems with it, please let me know.


Alan. G4GNX