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Weekly Bulletin – September 8 2019

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


Not nearly as many people expected turned up for last Tuesday’s meeting to discuss where the Club is going and what kind of programme members want for the coming months. It seems that many members have paid their membership, but have no interest in what the Club does! Thanks to those who did bother to turn out and for some ideas for our forthcoming programme. Those present decided that we will have an on-air evening this coming Tuesday. The K3 will be available and some members will be trying out their own receivers. We will also be trying out the feasibility of using a pump-up mast, as permanent support for VHF antennas.

Unfortunately GB3WO, our 70cm club repeater has thrown a small wobbly and is refusing to act as a repeater. Although the repeater is sending is ident at regular intervals and it’s been proved that its receiver is working, it is not re-transmitting signals heard on its input. If you can’t access the repeater, it’s not likely to be a fault with your equipment. Please be patient, whilst the fault is being investigated.


  • On-the-air evening in the club shack – 10th September – 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:


Spring 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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For those enjoying our weekly tea, a small plea for donations of biscuits as we’re running rather low on stock. Thanks to those who have donated biscuits in the past.


Alan. G4GNX