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Weekly Bulletin – July 14 2019

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


Last Tuesday’s Junk Sale must be one of the worst attended I’ve ever been to. Whilst there were at least 3 club members on holiday, are people not buying surplus gear any more? There were a few good bargains to be had and some very useful components too. Unfortunately, not all of the higher priced rigs were sold and these will now be offered to the public via eBay. If you can remember anything that you meant to acquire but didn’t, please contact Norman, 2E0RKO who is arranging disposal. Many thanks to Alex, 2E0UMD who did very well, stepping in as a first-time auctioneer.

Please note that next Tuesday’s meeting has been changed to a Tea & Chat, which is to give Phil and team a chance to work on replacing the antennas, without missing out on any other activities.


  • Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Outside Meeting – Chantry Hill – Bring antennas, rigs, and MUG for TEA – Tuesday 23rd July – 7.30pm-9.30pm – Chantry Lane Car Park, Storrington. Note: TS Vanguard closed.
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB radio – Tuesday 30th July – 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 – 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:


Spring 2019 edition published –


HF and VHF

RSGB propagation information 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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Thanks to those who donated biscuits last week. We could still do with a few more donations to keep our stock at a non-panic level.


Alan. G4GNX