Amateur radio in West Sussex - Training, Exams, Contests and Special Event Stations

Weekly Bulletin – January 6 2019


Last Wednesday there was no formal meeting so I asked Phil, G4UDU to run an 80 metre net instead. I counted 11 members calling in, including Phil and myself. Conditions weren’t as good as Christmas Eve, but Phil still managed to run a lively net.

On Thursday a group of members led by Graham, G4FNL met in a Lancing pub to continue planning the forthcoming special event station on the 19th/20th. A few loose ends to tie up, but all seems to be going well and we will be testing some equipment at our meeting next Wednesday.

All of the repair parts have been delivered to me, so the club’s Tokyo HF linear amplifier has now been repaired. Because my own high power dummy load isn’t completed, the linear will be tested at full power on Wednesday.

Happy New Year to everyone. Please try to support our club as much as possible during the coming months and don’t forget – our LAST meeting at LANCING takes place this coming Wednesday. After that we will be meeting in WORTHING every Tuesday.


Tea and Chat + pre-QTH move discussion – Wednesday 9th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
First meeting and familiarisation at NEW QTH – TUESDAY 15th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Sea Cadets HQ, 9a Broadwater Road, Worthing
Special Event Station – WADARC 70th Anniversary – Saturday19th/Sunday 20th – Sussex University
Discussion meeting to make plans for our new shack – Tuesday 22nd January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Talk on Front Panel Design – Making cases and panels – Tuesday 29th January – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 3rd February – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing

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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)


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Summer 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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I just took a quick look at the memorabilia box in my possession, before handing it over to Bodie. It’s interesting to note that the club almost folded up in 1955/1956, mostly due to lack of members. As those years were one of the times when Amateur Radio was of great interest to many, we seem to have done rather well in 2019 to still be ‘alive’ as a club. In later years membership rose to a heady 120 paid up members. I wonder if it has anything to do with the sun spot cycle?!


Alan. G4GNX