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Weekly Bulletin – March 17 2019

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


Last Tuesday was listed as a Tea and Chat event, so most members seemed to enjoy indulging in a good ol’ ragchew. I had arranged a meeting with Captain Minter to discuss our proposals for the Shack and this was attended by myself, Roger – G7VBR, Ian – M0IAD and Graham – G8BZL. I’m pleased to tell you that the meeting was very successful and we can now go ahead with setting things up. We’ve already removed some of the old ‘boat anchors’ and sold them to WADARC members, but there are a few bits and pieces still to be disposed of, including the AR88. Let me know if you’re interested.

We’re also disposing of shack equipment on behalf of G8RDK’s estate. Proceeds of the sale will go to WADARC and we want to realise as much as possible for club funds. We’re offering all of the gear to club members first, before seeking a tender from a dealer. If you’re interested please let me know, but please – no silly amounts – some of this equipment is worth ‘real’ money. All is in good condition.


  • Building and testing LC antenna traps (M0VUE) – Tuesday 19th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and chat with on-air and CW – Tuesday 26th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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:


Winter 2018 edition published –


HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info 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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A quote from Phil, G4UDU in QSO with G4GNX – “The bands are NOT dead. There are too many people tuning receivers and nobody calling CQ. If no-one calls, there’s no-one to listen to – bands are dead!”

When did YOU last call CQ?


Alan. G4GNX