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Weekly Bulletin – June 1 2018

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


Last Wednesday was our 1st Foxhunt of the year, with Chris, M0VUE and Phil, G4UDU taking it in turns to be the Fox. They were parked at the public weighbridge on the A27 by Shoreham Airport and Dorian – 2E0FSI was the winner being first to find the Fox by DF alone. Others who took part were Ian – M0IAD with Alex – 2E0UMD and Ray – M6IKO in one vehicle and Roger – G4TNT with Vic – G8MUQ in another vehicle. About 8 members listened-in from Lions Hall. I listened from home on a handheld and realised that the Fox couldn’t be too far away and once the clues were given I was able to work out the location. Interestingly the signal was almost unreadable with my aerial vertical, so I had to turn it horizontal to be able to hear their transmissions. I’m assured that the Fox antenna was vertically polarised.


  • Sunday Breakfast – Goring Cafe – Sunday 3rd June – 9.00am-10.00am
  • Tea and Chat Evening – Lions Hall, Lancing – Wednesday 6th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Outside On The Air, bring rigs and antennas – Bignor Hill Car Park, Bignor – Wednesday 13th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm – Note: Lions Hall CLOSED.
  • Tea and Chat Evening – Lions Hall, Lancing – Wednesday 20th June – 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Practical Evening – Subject TBA – Lions Hall, Lancing – Wednesday 27th June – 8.00pm-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)


Rather than sifting through a lot of data and reproducing it, you can find rally info by following this link to an 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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Next week’s WADARC meeting (Tea and Chat) will be chaired by Chris, G3UFS – our President, as I will not be available. I’m having major neck surgery on Tuesday and hope to be in hospital overnight, but possibly 2 nights.
Jonathan, G1EXG will be producing next week’s Weekly Bulletin.


Alan. G4GNX