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Weekly Bulletin – November 10 2019



At last Tuesday’s Tea and Chat Bob, G3VXJ reported having worked some DX on 30 metres FT8, despite the band being apparently dead! Various discussions took place on other topics and Bryan, G0SIU setup a station in the shack, with his KX3. Here’s a brief summary:

Worked – E72R CW (Bosnia Herzegovina) Sent 579 received 559 with 15 watts
Worked – EA2OR CW Spain Sent 589 received 559

Six members visited the shack and were given demos of SWR of the dipole antenna. Quite a lot of appreciation of how quiet reception is. Showed that the existing antenna loaded 1:1 on 20m, 40m & 80 metres.
Did not use the 2m rig as was not sure whether the antenna was working.

The 2nd Surplus Equipment Sale is on Tuesday 12th November and other clubs have been invited, so hopefully there will be plenty of bargains. Graham, G8BZL has agreed to be our auctioneer. For those bringing equipment, please try to unload, then if the car park gets full, park your vehicle in one of the nearby streets. Please leave the top space clear for any disabled person.

Another reminder about the Christmas Party – we will be at the Casa Ciro Restaurant. 30-31 Marine Parade, Worthing. BN11 3PT. We have their upstairs room. The Club will be paying for members’ (only) meals. Please use the Doodle Poll here: to indicate that you’ll be attending. Member’s partners/guests will also be welcome. Deposits for guests MUST be paid before Friday 15th November. The Doodle Poll will also be closed on Friday, so if you haven’t got your name/guest name down, you need to do it soon. There will be no further bookings taken after that!


  • Surplus Equipment Sale – 12th November – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • ICQ Podcast – Grow, Merge or Disband your Amateur Radio Club! + discussion – 19th November – 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 – 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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Further to last week’s report about the Farnham SDR – – I’m happy to report that on 2 metres, results are consistent under flat conditions, both using SSB and FM


Alan. G4GNX