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Weekly Bulletin – June 9 2019

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


Last Tuesday, we were lucky to have Nigel, G3YSW our RSGB Regional Manager come over for a visit and to give a short talk about RSGB activities as well as answer members’ questions.
Following Nigel’s talk we watched an RSGB video on the Farnham SDR and many of those present said that they learned something from it. I must say that the quality of the video and audio was much better than previous offerings from the same source.
Meanwhile work continued on the Shack and will resume in two week’s time.

Three of us attended the D-Day commemoration last Friday, at TS Vanguard on behalf of WADARC. Bryan, G0SIU gave two demonstrations of Amateur Radio and the use of Morse Code and it was mentioned by the Sea Cadets CO how well Bryan had kept the young audience’ attention and how pleased they were – thanks Bryan and thanks to Ed, M0MNG for assisting with setting up and generally promoting our club.

Our next meeting on 11th June will be at Goring Gap on the West side of the wooded area and toilet block. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you MUST bring your own mug/cup whatever. Sorry, no burgers etc., if you want other food, you must bring your own. If you’re bringing a radio/antenna etc., please also bring a suitable power supply or battery. Phil will be providing a generator for mains PSUs. NOTE the early start time.

The meeting place is on Marine Drive, Goring. The right hand image shows the short path onto the green on the South side, just past Aldsworth Avenue which is on the North side.


  • Outdoors meeting/on the air – bring portable rigs/antennas – Tea and Coffee provided, bring own mug – Tuesday 11th June – 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Goring Gap. Note: TS Vanguard will be closed.
  • Setting up your computer for Omnirig, Log4OM and connecting to a USB connected radio – Tuesday 18th June – 8.00pm-9.30pm – TS Vanguard.
  • 2nd leg 2 metre Fox Hunt – Tuesday 25th June – 7.30pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard will be open for Tea and Chat for those not on the Fox Hunt. Tea and biscuits as usual.

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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‘Tis the Sporadic E season and 6 metres has been wide open from time-to-time. Well worth a call – DX to be had.


Alan. G4GNX