THE PAST WEEK
Graham and Roger continued work on the shack last Tuesday and the timber framework round the new Tambour Doors is complete. Just some painting to do to tidy it all up. Unfortunately, due to adverse traffic (bloody road works again) Bryan was unable to get to the Club, so the door locks are not yet complete.
Members who could get to TS Vanguard enjoyed a discussion about the Club’s future programme of events, with several useful ideas put forward, and some suggestions for talks. However, we do still need more people to come forward and either offer a talk/demo or put someone else’s name forward that is willing to help.
We also discussed the possibility of contacting past members to see if they will re-join and we will invite the Sea Cadets to one or two of our future talks, to attempt to recruit some new members and hopefully train some new licensees.
Please put the word round as much as possible that Phil, G4UDU will be giving a talk on Flex radio and other SDR, with a practical demonstration, on Tuesday 21st January. Guests/non-members are welcome.
CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS
- ICQ Podcast Grow, Merge or Disband your AR Club – Part 2 – Tuesday 14th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Talk and Demonstration of Flex Radio by Phil, G4UDU – Tuesday 21st January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Practical Evening (TBA) – Tuesday 28th January – 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
Spring 2019 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/spring-2019
HF and VHF
RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2020/01/10/propagation-news-12-january-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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The RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2020
According to reports, the Sun Spot Cycle seems to be changing (very slightly) for the better. Well worth checking the bands whenever you can and more importantly, call CQ a few times. If you don’t call CQ and nobody else does, we get back to the “licensed listener” syndrome and everyone assumes that the bands are dead!