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Weekly Bulletin – May 26 2019

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


Unfortunately Chris was called away for work and could not return in time, so last Tuesday’s meeting reverted to Tea and Chat, which those present seemed to enjoy. The Dayton Hamvention had recently taken place and there was some discussion and information from those who had made the trip across the pond.

Philip, G4KIL attempted a Raynet check-in on 60 metres, but was not successful, mainly due to local RF noise. The noise situation should be remedied soon, once the dual mag-loop is installed. Meanwhile, Bryan – G0SIU was putting his woodworking skills to good use, making alterations in the Shack for cable tidies and cable tray. In the meantime, I’ve located a source for roller security blinds, so hopefully we should soon be able to get the Shack equipment installed and secure.

Phil and others had a brief discussion about antennas and a plan of action has been formed. We were also lucky that Dave Jackson from Sea Cadets paid us a visit and we were able to secure the necessary permission and safety recommendations for access to the main roof.


  • Tea and Chat evening – Tuesday 28th May – 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 – 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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Since moving to Worthing for meetings, WADARC has gained several new members. I would like to welcome them and hope that they will continue to enjoy club meetings.


Alan. G4GNX