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Weekly Bulletin – January 27 2019

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


Last Tuesday’s meeting was the 2nd one at TSVanguard and was well attended, with over 20 members taking part in ‘potential shack’ inspection and subsequent discussion on what we may want to do with it. Alex has taken notes of members’ suggestions and these will be taken on board by the committee. Bryan, G0SIU and Graham, G8BZL have volunteered to carry out work in the radio room, once it’s been approved. We will also be looking for volunteers to form an aerial party, as it’s obvious that the existing antennas will need some repair at the very least and maybe total replacement in others.

Although we could perhaps use an HDMI to D-Sub adaptor, it’s probably better if we have a dedicated HDMI cable to the overhead projector. Fortunately, Bryan-G3GVB’s daughter, donated me some HDMI cable and suitable connectors to make a long lead, so it won’t cost the club anything.

Although we’re unlikely to have much success with existing antennas, we will be using a portable antenna and the club’s K3 to attempt to get the club on the air, at this coming Tuesday’s meeting.

We’re also hoping to make an extensive update to the club’s forthcoming programme of meetings, as soon as Chris, M0VUE returns from a business trip and can devote time to it.


Club Evening – On the Air with GX1WOR – An attempt to use existing antennas – Tuesday 29th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard

Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 3rd February – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing

Talk on Front Panel Design – Making cases and panels – Tuesday 5th February – 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 – 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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Hopefully, the recent move to Worthing has given WADARC a new lease of life. Even if there is no particular subject for any meeting, please turn up anyway and bring anything of radio related interest with you. All members and guests are welcome.


Alan. G4GNX