WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.
THE PAST WEEK
It is with regret and sadness that I have to report the passing of two ex-members of WADARC, both within a couple of weeks of each other.
Les Mayhew, G8RDK had been unwell for some time and had moved to a nursing home, where he finally became SK. A funeral for Les will take place on Friday 15th March at 2.40pm in the Muntham Chapel – Worthing Crematorium. No details of flowers or donations.
Dave Potter, G1OCL suffered a major stroke a short while ago and became SK within a short time of that. I was particularly surprised to hear about Dave, as I had seen him only a week before and he seemed fit and well. A funeral for Dave will take place on Friday 15th March at 11.40am at Worthing Crematorium. At this time the chapel is unknown, so those attending should ask staff on arrival. There will be a wake for Dave after the funeral in the “Back Room”, Royal British Legion, 6, Culver Road, Lancing. All friends welcome. Family flowers only please, donations welcome to the Stroke Association.
At last Tuesday’s meeting, Graham – G8BZL ran his Kenwood TS820S on the dipole antenna at TS Vanguard and although Phil’s QTH is only a few miles away, communication was established, with Phil operating a Flex radio remotely from downstairs! Graham said that the rig managed to match the antenna on all bands, including Top Band, although the SWR was a little high on 160m. A bit of old-fashioned pioneering? Smile
Spaceweather reports “A month with no Sunspots”! “The sun has just passed an entire calendar month with no sunspots. The last time this happened, in August 2008, the sun was in the nadir of a century-class Solar Minimum. The current stretch of blank suns shows that Solar Minimum has returned, and it could be as deep as the last one.” Food for thought? Don’t get too despondent.
CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS
- Annual Awards with party food, tea and coffee, partners welcome – Tuesday 5th March – 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: www.wadarc.org.uk
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: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
Winter 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2018-9
HF and VHF:
RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/03/01/propagation-news-3-march-2019/
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 hope to see everyone at the Awards Evening on Tuesday. Until then –