WADARC meets at – TS Vanguard, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing. BN14 8AD.
THE PAST WEEK
Firstly you’ll be pleased to hear that Bryan, G0SIU is out of hospital and doing well. He should be at the club on Tuesday.
Last Tuesday saw some lively discussion on various matters and Chris, M0VUE was able to demonstrate FTCALL and other digital modes, in the club shack, despite the indifferent antenna and extreme difficulty trying to match it to the IC-7300. Although the shack will ultimately be suitable for operating and some experimentation, it’s painfully obvious that it’s too small to hold a demonstration that all members can see at the same time. With this in mind, it’s our intention to run some permanent co-ax from the shack into the main drill hall.
Unfortunately some committee members had urgent commitments and we were unable to form a quorum, so last week’s committee meeting was cancelled at short notice and will be held this coming Wednesday (1st May) instead. Report next week.
CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS
- Practical – Building a Co-Ax based transmitting loop, M0VUE – Tuesday 30th April – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Talk and Demo of the new Icom IC-9700 transceiver, G4GNX – Tuesday 7th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Talk – Public Safety Communications Past and Present, G3ZPS – Tuesday 14th May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Tea and Chat Evening – Tuesday 21st May – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: www.wadarc.org.uk
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: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
Winter 2018 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2018-9
HF and VHF:
RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/04/26/propagation-news-28-april-2019/
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
WADARC members (and others) can subscribe to the DX News service without joining ARRL.
Send an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line put the word Subscribe followed by your email address
ARRL will send an acknowledgement and you will receive the weekly DX News as an email, usually on a Friday
The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2019
We are still finding occasional ‘blips’ on the WADARC website. If you find anything that’s incorrect or a broken link etc., please let me know.