THE PAST WEEK
Despite not too many people turning up last Tuesday, those who did enjoyed a lively discussion about future equipment in the Club Shack. We took a straw poll and the majority were all for purchasing a Flex 6600 transceiver along with it’s companion Maestro controller. As there is provision for transverters, we will likely add them at a later date. At the following committee meeting, the decision was ratified along with new antennas for HF and VHF/UHF/SHF.
Bryan, G0SIU has now completed the locks on the Tambour Doors, which are now fully lockable allowing us to securely store equipment.
CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS
- Podcast, NanoVNA, are they any good? – Tuesday 11th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Talk on Gerry Wells (Radio Museum) by Vic, G8MUQ – Tuesday 18th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://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 – 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: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
Winter 2019/2020 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2019-2020
HF and VHF
RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2020/02/07/propagation-news-9-february-2020/
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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I do hope that everyone has survived the storm this weekend. I must admit to having luffed my mast to save damage to the VHF antennas, although the winds weren’t as heavy as expected in my area of Shoreham.