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

Weekly Bulletin – July 7 2019

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


Chris, M0-VUE gave an excellent talk and demonstration of building antenna parts using 3D printing techniques and the Fusion 360 CAD package. Some subjects covered were choice of materials and their properties, consideration of how the printer will construct a part when there’s apparently nothing to support it and methods of putting parts together, including use of Super Glue.

Conditions on 2 metres and 70 cms continued to be favourable last week with French beacons in particular being audible for many hours. VHF Field Day seems to have been popular too, as I worked one French station with a serial number over 400!


Please note that the Junk Sale and it starts at 7.30pm and sellers should be able to offload their items from 7.00pm onwards. Once unloaded, please move your vehicle and re-park, under the directions of Norman, 2E0RKO, who will be acting as marshal. Although there are no Silent Key items this time, we have some items that were delivered to us at the last minute, which are listed below. Most of them are NOT cheap items so please bear that in mind and bring well-loaded wallets. Items listed below will have reserves on them. All items appear to be clean and in good working order, although one or two have some very minor surface scratches.

Items for sale:

  • MFJ – 259B – HF/VHF SWR Analyser
  • Icom IC-7100 – HF/VHF all mode
  • Icom ID-5100 – Dual Band D-STAR Mobile
  • Avair AV-20T – SWR/Power Meter
  • Vertex MLS-100 – Mobile speaker
  • Kenwood TS-570D + manual
  • Kenwood SP-23 Ext Speaker
  • Kenwood TM-G707 – FM Dual Bander
  • Icom SM-30 – Desk Mic
  • LDG Z-11 Pro II – Tuner
  • Yaesu FT-100 – HF/VHF/UHF all mode
  • Yaesu FT-7900 R/E + manual
  • Kenwood TR-751E – 2 metre multimode
  • Yaesu FT-950 – HF transceiver
  • Microset 27-200 – 3-30MHz 300W Wideband Linear Amplifier
  • Mydel 30A SMPSU
  • DX? P530SWII 30A SMPSU


  • Junk Sale – Tuesday 9th July – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard – Note: Early start time
  • 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
  • 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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We are that time again when donations of biscuits for club meetings would be much appreciated. If you can’t bring some yourself, please ask another member to deliver them for you. For those not aware, there’s a convenience store on the North end of the shopping parade opposite TS Vanguard and they sell biscuits!


Alan. G4GNX