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

Weekly Bulletin – March 11 2019

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


Last Tuesday was a ceremony for our annual awards. Not as many people as there should have been, but those who attended had a good time and the food was good. Special thanks to Roger, G7VBR for baking three delicious sponge cakes.

The awards were as follows:

Chairman’s Award to Roger, G7VBR – for great efforts in attending to details for all meetings in 2018.

Winner of 2018 Construction Contest to Les, G3JSU

The G8HY Merit Award to Bryan, G0SIU for services to the WADARC store and equipment

The John Slater Foxhunt Award to winner Dorian, 2E0FSI (collected by Ian, M0IAD on Dorian’s behalf)

WADARC Merit Award to Pete, G4LKW for special efforts with Special Event stations (collected by Norman, 2E0RKO on Pete’s behalf)

WADARC Merit Award to Ed, M0MNG for promotion of WADARC using callsign GX1WOR

WADARC Merit Award to Roger, G4TNT for untiring effort editing Ragchew throughout 2018

WADARC Merit Award to Ian, M0IAD – for services to membership, repeaters and on-air evenings during 2018



N.B. This coming Tuesday, Captain Minter will be visiting so please do not arrive before 7.45pm. I will be holding a private meeting with Paul, so the shack will only be available when the meeting finishes. Apologies for this.


Tea and chat – Tuesday 12th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Building and testing LC antenna traps (M0VUE) – Tuesday 19th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Tea and chat with on-air and CW – Tuesday 26th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 7th April – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
Tea and chat + Shack available – Tuesday 9th April – 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 – 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:


Winter 2018 edition published –


HF and VHF:

RSGB propagation info 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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A reminder that the first TWO parking spaces nearest the building MUST be left clear for any disabled person, until 8.00pm


Alan. G4GNX