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

Weekly Bulletin – March 29 2020


Last Tuesday’s net on GB3WO seems to have been popular. Once again 14 people took part, but a different 14 than from the week before.

Chris, M0VUE continues to run an evening net on 3.712MHz every day,Monday-Thursday from 6.00pm onwards.

Vic, G8MUQ has managed to get a good discount on the Flex 6600 and Maestro and has paid a deposit. The Maestro is in stock and the 6600 should be about 2 weeks. Lucky that this happened now, as the Dollar rate has dropped badly. The price of shipping from Japan has now gone up FIVE-FOLD! Vic is hoping that (subject to obvious restrictions) the HF antenna may be able to be erected professionally and members may be able to access the rig remotely, which is highly desirable during the current crisis.

As our new HF linear was not likely to be completed for several months, I took it on myself to complete it and I’m pleased to say that we now have a working KPA500 amp. Should it be needed in an emergency, please contact me.

If anyone is considering running a special event station, during our isolation period it is no longer a requirement to allow public access.

Be safe.

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS – All suspended for the time being and replaced by nets.

  • Net on GB3WO – Tuesday 31st March – 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Net each evening on 3.712MHz – 6.00pm onwards
  • Net on GB3WO – Tuesday 7th April – 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)

Tuesday – 70cms on GB3WO, FM, 8.00pm (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)

Weekday evenings – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 6.00pm (local)


Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website:


Winter 2019/2020 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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Not much on the supermarket shelves yesterday, so I decided to improvise.

Dinner last night was a risotto I made with some mushrooms I foraged for locally.

Not only was it delicious, but soon after a Welsh male voice choir of purple elephants showed up and sang the whole of Meatloaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” album, accompanied by a light show. 😀

Vy 73,

Alan. G4GNX