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Weekly Bulletin – February 16 2020


Last Tuesday’s meeting was about the NanoVNA, with a YouTube video, followed by an ICQ Podcast. There was some discussion about the device and the general consensus was that it is a piece of kit that’s well worth acquiring and at a very affordable price (£30 on eBay).

Last week also saw the aftermath of the previous storm, which had unfortunately brought down the flag mast at TS Vanguard. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no related damage, except to the mast itself. Thanks to Ian, M0IAD and Roger, G7VBR for removing the mast and shifting it to a safer place.

Please try to put the word round about our meetings, especially when a guest speaker has been invited. Guests are always welcome.


  • Talk on Gerry Wells (Radio Museum) by Vic, G8MUQ – Tuesday 18th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Buckminsterfullerene & the carbon revolution – Jonathan, G1EXG – Tuesday 25th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 1st March – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 3rd March – 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:


Winter 2019/2020 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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Many thanks to those who have previously donated biscuits for our weekly meetings. That time has returned and we’re nearly out again, so further donations of biscuits would be much appreciated from any of our members.


Alan. G4GNX