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

Weekly Bulletin – March 31 2019

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


The program listed last Tuesday’s meeting as an on-air night with CW + tea and chat. The K3 was available and there are plenty of Morse keys in the shack, but nobody seemed interested. Is it that members are really not interested in getting on the air, or is it that everyone wants their hand holding or their arse kicked to actually participate?

Fortunately, Jonathan – G1EXG had brought along one of his antenna projects and was able to explain how it works and the rest of the time was taken up by tea and chat.

The LZ1AQ mag-loop kit has arrived from Bulgaria and work is now in progress to get it built and mounted on the roof at TS Vanguard.

I have also found the SGS 500W external auto-tuner that hid itself in the store. It just needs a bit of an exterior clean, some new cables and it will be ready for us to use with the proposed antenna/s.

One packet of biscuits donated last week (thanks Jonathan) a few more would be appreciated.

The deadline has passed for selling Les Mayhew’s kit to members, so it will now be offered to the general public and dealers. Items are:

  • 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 SM
  • 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


  • RAF station, Habbaniya, Iraq – Ted, G3EUE – Tuesday 2nd April – 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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For those interested in the new Icom IC9700 2m/70cm/23cm transceiver, stocks are now being distributed to dealers. Most dealers appear to have taken deposits and are shipping to customers in strict order. More stock will be distributed in mid-April and early May.


Alan. G4GNX