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Weekly Bulletin – February 10 2019

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


For last Tuesday’s meeting, some fool decided to give a talk on Front Panel Design! I hope it may have been of use to some members and maybe spurred you on to make your own project, with a well-made box to put it in. As I pointed out, you can make your own from raw materials, or you can take the expensive route and have a company do all the cutting, drilling and finishing for a really professional looking job.

One thing that my talk did prove is that we can connect a laptop to the projector and it all works well.

We have a committee meeting on Wednesday 13th and of course progress on the new shack will be discussed. Chris, M0VUE has volunteered to assemble a new programme of meetings/events for WADARC, so if you have any favourite suggestions, please email Chris or one of the committee.


  • Tea and Chat with shack available for those who wish to experiment – Tuesday 12th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Further details of meetings will appear here next and on our Website, as the programme evolves.

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 – 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:



Winter 2018 edition published



HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info 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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It can’t have gone unnoticed that club nets are not nearly as well patronised as they used to be. On HF this may partly be due to lack of interest as a part of the bottom of the sunspot cycle, but surely this can’t be the greatest part? Sure, signals come and go, but surely that’s part of the challenge. On VHF/UHF we can’t blame sunspots, so where is everybody? C’mon people, give it a try and renew old on-air friendships. A list of club nets appears in every Weekly Bulletin, just scroll up!


Alan. G4GNX