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Saturday 5th December 2015

Worthing and District Amateur Radio club weekly up-date

** Saturday 5th December 2015 **


*** Club diary for the coming weeks ***


* Sunday December 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00 – Sunday Breakfast


* Wednesday December 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Club Evening


* Wednesday December 16 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – WADARC Christmas Evening – British Legion Lancing


* The normal 40 metre net will be run on Christmas Eve (24th) 11.00am onwards as usual, on 7.106MHz +-QRM.


* Thursday December 24 @ 21:30 – 23:59 – Santa Claus Net – 80m


* Friday December 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00 – Christmas Day net – 2m

(S21 that is 145.525 MHz 10am to around midday Christmas Day)


* there are no WADARC net/s planed for Boxing Day.


* Sunday January 3 @ 09:00 – 10:00 – Sunday Breakfast


* Wednesday January 6 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Club Evening


* Wednesday January 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Soldering Workshop


*** Other news ***


The date for the WADARC Christmas meal (same venue as usual: Lancing British Legion Hall) is 16th Dec – tickets avaliable from Peter G8MSQ


This weeks radio prop. news from the RSGB solar forecast (by G0KYA, G4BAO & G3YLA):

* there was unsettled geomagnetic conditions this week

* expect the same this week – so concentrate on the lower bands e.g. 40,

80 and 160m

(listen out for radio station 1130 kHz WBBR in New York at night / early morning – good top-band indicator)


* ‘VHF and up’: good tropo for the 2m UK AC contest last week

* good tropo prospects for VHF / UHF expected this week (may be good for 70cm UK AC contest on tuesday eve)

* geminids meteor shower peaks next sunday 13th dec.


NOTE: WADARC 40 metre Thursday morning net starts at 11:00 (local time) Frequency 7.106MHz +-QRM


Note: for an MP3 version of the RSGB Bulletin search for “G4NJH + RSGB”

on Google.

Or listen to the bulletin on 145.525 MHz 09:30 on Sunday mornings from WADARC members G8MSQ or G0TLU. After the broadcast please call in to let them know you are listening.


If you have any news that you would like to be included in these weekly e-mails please let me know.

last thoughts

Please remember to check the validation of your licence on Ofcoms web site.

There is a list of revoked calls on the site (… anoyingly its not in any particular order so you have to go through the whole thing to check your not on it!)








ARLD048 DX news


This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.

Thanks to all.


BOTSWANA, A2.  Gopan, M0XUU/VU3HPF will be QRV as A25GR from December 22 to 30.  He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters.  QSL to home call, M0XUU.


MADEIRA ISLAND, CT9.  The Madeira Island REP (Rede dos Emissores

Portugueses) delegation to the IARU will be active from December 17 to 23 with the call CQ90IARU, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union.


BRAZIL, PY.  ZY70FEB is the last of the 12 special calls to remember Brazil’s expeditionary force that fought in Italy with Allied powers during World War II.  QSL direct or via bureau to PS7AB, or LoTW or eQSL.


ANTARCTICA, CE9.  8T2BH is QRV by VU3BPZ until mid-December 2016 at the Bharati Research Station.  He plans to be on 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL via I1HYW.


SABLE ISLAND, CY0.  CY0/VA1AXC is QRV in his spare time until the end of January, 2016.  Look for him on 20 meters using SSB during his evening hours, 2100-2300Z.


THAILAND, HS.  HS90IARU is the RAST special event station celebrating the 90th IARU Anniversary with activity all this month.

QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.


SRI LANKA, 4S.  Bernd, DK7TF and Juergen, DH6ICE from the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club Frankfurt (LARC) are QRV as 4S7DLG until December 6.  QSL via DK8ZZ.


BAHRAIN, A9.  A93AR/45 and A92AA/45 are celebrating Bahrain’s National Day until December 18.  QSL both calls via A92AA.


GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  Livio, IZ3BUR is active as J52HF until December 10.  He operates during his spare time, mostly on 20, 15, and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL via I3LDP, OQRS.


LATVIA, YL.  Latvian Radio Amateur League (LRAL) members YL2BJ, YL2PP and YL3DQ are now QRV as YL90IARU commemorating the 90th anniversary of the IARU.  QSL via YL2GN.


LESOTHO, 7P.  Heli, DD0VR will be active as 7P8VR from January 4 to 7, 2016.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via his home call sign, direct or by the Bureau.


BARBADOS, 8P.  Ernest, J69AZ will be active as 8P9JB from December

15 to January 5, 2016.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, QRP.

QSL via home call, direct.


HAITI, HH.  Joel, N5JR is QRV as HH2/N5JR until December 14.

Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, with an emphasis on RTTY and the new bands.  QSL to his home call sign via LoTW, by the Bureau or direct.


MAYOTTE, FH.  Pat, F2DX will be QRV as FH/F2DX from March 18 to 24, 2016.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL via F2DX, LoTW, OQRS, direct or by the Bureau.


  1. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Ted, K8AQM will be active as V47TR from Timothy Bay Resort on St. Kitts (NA-104) from February 13 to 21, 2016. Activity will be holiday style on 20 to 10 meters, including

17 and 12 meters, using CW and SSB.  QSL via his home call sign.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 160 Meter Contest, TARA RTTY Melee, Wake-Up QRP Sprint, TOPS Activity Contest, AWA Bruce Kelley

1929 QSO Party, Ten-Meter RTTY Contest, SARL Digital Contest and the CQC Great CO Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this weekend.  Please see December QST page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.