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Weekly Bulletin – July 13 2018

WADARC meets at – Lions Hall, 21 Roberts Road, Lancing. BN15 8AR.


Wednesday evening’s barbecue at Goring Gap seems to have gone well and was popular with those who managed to attend. Unfortunately 2 members had to drop out at short notice due to health issues and a family crisis, however 18 people enjoyed Alastair’s cooking of burgers, hot dogs and the occasional steak and rashers of bacon. I’m sure everyone will wish to join me in thanking Alastair for his efforts, buying and preparing the food, setting up the BBQ and doing an excellent job as outdoor chef.

Despite the club’s K3 with an antenna and mast being available, nobody was sufficiently interested to use them, but fortunately we were represented by Bryan, G0SIU who set up a 40 metre station with his KX3 and borrowed antenna – 10 Watts to a dipole. Stations worked (CW & SSB): GM0CME , GM3XX, UA2VTY, DL3YP, S57DX

With donations on the night and the money we saved not using Lions Hall, we were able to offer members free food, which eventually only cost the club £20 – good value for money for an excellent evening.


  • Tea and Chat Evening – Wednesday 18th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
  • Fire Services Day – Saturday 21st July – 10.00am-4.00pm – Worthing Fire Station, Broadwater Green
  • Fox Hunt 3rd (final) leg – Wednesday 25th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall open for those who can’t take part
  • Tea and Chat Evening – Wednesday 1st August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
  • Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 5th August – 9.00am-10.00am – Goring Cafe
  • Outside on the Air – Wednesday 8th August – 7.30pm-10.00pm – Chantry Lane Car Park

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:


Spring 2018 edition published –


HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info can be found by following this link:

VHF/UHF Beacons often heard in our area:


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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Rumour has it that Andy, M6RFE has managed to lose a large sausage in the shape of a Salami. Anyone finding said item should report it on one of the club nets or on GB3WO, then post it in a plain envelope to WADARC Hon. Sec. c/o Lancing Treacle Mine.


Alan. G4GNX