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Weekly Bulletin – November 17 2019


Last Tuesday’s Junk Sale was not as well attended as expected, despite us informing several other clubs about it. Those who did attend managed to bag a few interesting bargains and Graham, G8BZL was kept busy auctioneering and keeping us entertained. Thanks Graham.

The Christmas Party Doodle Poll has now closed. Thanks to all 24 people who have taken part. The club has paid deposits for everyone and you’ll be contacted soon to choose from the menu, which was sent out a couple of weeks ago. For anyone who has missed the deadline and still wishes to attend, you may be able to make a private booking by contacting the restaurant directly, but knowing that the restaurant set the deadline (not WADARC) this seems a little doubtful.

Donations of raffle prizes for the Christmas Party will be gratefully received. Please contact any committee member with you donation. Ron, G3SKI and son are making a special cake for the occasion. Going on past years, this is a treat to look forward to.

There will be a committee meeting on 27th November, where a future programme of events for the year will be the main priority for discussion. If you have a particular topic you’d like to see covered, please let me know ASAP. Offers of lectures, demos, Amateur Radio related videos will be most welcome.


  • ICQ Podcast – Grow, Merge or Disband your Amateur Radio Club! + discussion – 19th November – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat – 26th November – 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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Our stock of biscuits for club meetings is starting to get depleted. Any donations of biscuits will be welcome. Just bring them along to any club meeting.


Alan. G4GNX