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

Weekly Bulletin – June 30 2019

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


True to their word, the ‘Foxes’ commenced transmission at 7.30pm from Lancing Clump and were actually heard within TS Vanguard on handhelds. However, propagation was strange as they were not initially heard in areas of Worthing, where better antennas were in use. The foxes were Bodie, 2E0VRM and Chris, M0VUE. ‘Chasers’ were Dorian, 2E0FSI – Ian, M0IAD – Vic,G8MUQ – Roger, G4TNT – Roger, G7VBR. Dorian was the winner of the 2nd leg of the Foxhunt. Possibly due to the new format, all but one found the foxes. Around ten of us listened in at TS Vanguard and met the others for tea afterwards.

Ed, M0MNG reports that 2 metre propagation has been very good from time-to-time and he managed to work PA0 on a very modest beam and low power from Sussex. Although when I checked over the weekend, the French beacons were apparent, ON0VHF/ON0UHF were quite weak. I put out a few CQ calls but nobody answered. This is a really bad state of affairs, especially as the band is under threat from a French conglomerate. Use it or lose it!!!

Please note that NEXT WEEK (9th) is the Junk Sale and it starts at 7.30pm. There are no Silent Key items this time, so we may have a more orderly event, although there may not be as much money for the club. Please see this section in next week’s Bulletin for further details.


  • Designing and building antenna parts using Fusion 360 with additive and subtractive manufacturing. M0VUE – Tuesday 2nd July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th July – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Junk Sale – Tuesday 9th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Note: Early start time
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Outside Meeting – Chantry Hill – Bring antennas, rigs, and MUG for TEA – Tuesday 23rd July – 7.30pm-9.30pm – Chantry Lane Car Park, Storrington
  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 30th July – 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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Alan. G4GNX