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Weekly Bulletin – July 29 2018

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


No direct report from the Worthing Fire Station Event crew, but rumour has it that the event went fairly well, apart from two guys on the marquee being cut over-night by some ill-intentioned pillock.

Last Wednesday’s Fox Hunt was quite well attended, with Roger – G7VBR acting as Fox, somewhere close to the Lancing/Sompting Cemetery. First to find the fox was Dorian, 2E0FSI followed by all others who took part – Roger, G4TNT/Vic, G8MUQ – Ian, M0IAD/Alex, 2E0UMD – George, G0UCF/XYL. The rest of us kept tabs on things, from Lions Hall.


  • 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
  • Lecture – RFI – Wednesday 15th August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall – Note: Change of event.
  • Lighthouses on the Air – Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th August – All day both days – Shoreham Lighthouse
  • Practical Evening – Wednesday 22nd August – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Lions Hall
  • Outside Event (to be announced) – Wednesday 29th August – 7.30pm-10.00pm

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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Please note that the annual barbecue at Derrick’s QTH has been permanently cancelled, due to ill health. We wish Derrick well and hope to see him at the club soon.


Alan. G4GNX