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Weekly Bulletin – March 24 2019

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


Last Tuesday was a practical evening and I’d like to thank Chris, M0VUE for providing the components and some good radio entertainment. Two teams built various traps etc., but I’ve no idea if there was an actual winner. Despite an initial reluctance, most members eventually joined in and lots of soldering and testing kept them busy until well after 9.00pm.

We’ve disposed of quite a lot of shack equipment on behalf of G8RDK’s estate, since last week. Listed below is the unsold remainder which will be held until next Tuesday and if not sold to members, will be offered to the general Amateur public. If you’re interested please let me know:

  • Daiwa CN-801 SWR & Power Meter
  • Icom IC-756PRO (usual screen fault, but does light fully after a short ‘warm-up’)
  • Icom IC-910H – 144Mhz/432MHz
  • Manson EP925 PSU – 13.8V 25A SMMFJ 834H RF Ammeter
  • Mirage MP2 VHF Watt meter
  • Yaesu HF suite comprising:
    • Yaesu FT2000
    • Yaesu Quadra VL1000 linear
    • Yaesu Quadra VP1000 (PSU for VL1000)
    • Yaesu DMU 2000 data unit
    • Yaesu SP2000 speaker
    • Programming cable
  • Heil GM4 microphone + stand


  • 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 fresh call for donations of biscuits for club meetings please. Stocks are getting low. Smile


Alan. G4GNX