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Weekly Bulletin – March 22 2020


Due to “current events” we did not meet at TS Vanguard, but instead we had a net on GB3WO last Tuesday and this is expected to continue every Tuesday until the crisis is over. There were in fact 14 members who took part, which is good for a net, but it’s even more important now for us to keep in touch, so if you haven’t already, please join us on Tuesday at 8.00pm.

George, G0UCF has suggested that there may be members who need help either setting up their rig for GB3WO or who need a rig to get onto 70cms. If you know of anyone who needs help, please email via the Discuss reflector and we’ll see what we can do. If you have a spare rig etc., that someone could use, also please let us know. Obviously we are going to be limited in our actions, as we must comply with government advice and keep ourselves safe.

I have subscribed WADARC/G3WOR to BATC (British Amateur Television Club) who are hosting a streaming service for clubs. I’m submitting details to a couple of committee members to help setup the account and hopefully we may be able to hold some virtual meetings, albeit you’ll have to make your own tea!

Chris, M0VUE is running an evening net on 3.712MHz every weekday evening. Please watch the reflector for changes in times. Last Wednesday the net started at 6.00pm and I was able to hear Chris contacted by Kenn, G0NKZ who is one of our members who doesn’t live in Sussex. Unfortunately, due to a config screw-up, I was unable to make myself heard due to lack of power – all fixed now.

We actually have a new club member who joined recently. Please welcome Chris, LA6OHA who is a ‘Worthing lad’ and currently lives in Norway. Chris does his best to join in on the Thursday 40 metre net.

Be safe and keep in touch, especially on the airwaves. You can’t catch viruses over the radio!

CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS – All suspended for the time being and replaced by nets.

  • Net on GB3WO – Tuesday 24th March – 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Net each evening on 3.712MHz – 6.00pm onwards
  • Net on GB3WO – Tuesday 31st March – 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)

Tuesday – 70cms on GB3WO, FM, 8.00pm (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)

Weekday evenings – 80 metres 3.712 MHz +- QRM, SSB, 6.00pm (local)


Local, national and some international rallies can be found by visiting this excellent website:


Winter 2019/2020 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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Sitting here under self-isolation but feeling quite well, I sincerely hope that all WADARC members are safe and well. Please take good care of yourselves and hopefully we’ll ride out yet another World crisis, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Vy 73,

Alan. G4GNX