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

Weekly Bulletin – October 27 2019

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


Thanks to those who took the trouble to submit the several entries to the Construction Contest last Tuesday. Jonathan, G1EXG – several items including a lightning detector and a 3D printed shower head holder (as a fun item). Alan, G4GNX – 2 metre solid state linear amplifier. Ray, G4XUZ – a compact QRP transceiver. Bryan, G0SIU – a modified Cubical Quad for 2 metres, with homebrew boom adaptor.
The worthy winner was Ray, G4XUZ. Well done.

Ray’s QRP rig.

Spaceweather reports that the Sun is spewing out solar debris towards the Earth. Disturbances to the HF bands are expected, as well as possible auroras.

This coming Tuesday is the AGM where your support will be much appreciated. There will also be an exciting announcement, which you will not want to miss. We also hope to find time for a discussion on venues for our annual Christmas party.


  • Annual General Meeting – 29th October – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat Night – 5th November – 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 – 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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Another appeal for able members to act as marshals at the Worthing Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12th November. Please try to get along and help. Contact Alastair, M0OAL.


Alan. G4GNX