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Weekly Bulletin – November 24 2019


A very interesting discussion took place after the ICQ podcast, last Tuesday. Some interesting suggestions for attracting new members to the club, especially the possible use of a Flex (or other) radio that can be remote controlled from a computer or phone, which the younger people tend to favour these days. Of course anything we install in the shack must have real knobs and dials for the rest of us who need them.

The new Tambour Doors (roller shutters) are being delivered on Tuesday and Graham, G8BZL will be making a start on installing them. We should soon be able to install usable radio equipment in the shack.

The Christmas Party Doodle Poll has now closed and I’m waiting for your choice of food from the menu, which was circulated last week. The closing date is December 2nd, so if you haven’t already done it, please let me know your choice ASAP to

Please note that this coming Tuesday’s meeting has changed from a Tea and Chat evening to a talk on Antenna Tuners by Bryan, G0SIU. There will of course be time for tea and some chat.


Manual Antenna Tuners – Bryan, G0SIU – 26th November – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Sunday Breakfast – 1st December – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Tea and Chat – 3rd December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Shack Night plus Tea and Chat – 10th December – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Christmas Party – 17th December – 7.00pm-10.00pm – Casa Ciro Restaurant – Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.
NO MEETING – 24th December – TS Vanguard will be closed.
NO MEETING – 31st December – TS Vanguard will be closed.

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:


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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No response to last week’s bulletin request for biscuits! Our stock of biscuits for club meetings is starting to get depleted. Any donations of biscuits will be welcome. Just bring them along to any club meeting.


Alan. G4GNX