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Weekly Bulletin – November 3 2019


I’m pleased to say that a goodly number of members turned out for the AGM last Tuesday. The Constitution was updated and you can find the amended current Constitution at:

The officers and committee for 2019/2020 can be viewed at:

Next Tuesday’s meeting is listed as Tea and Chat and Bryan, G0SIU will be running a station from the club shack. All are welcome to join in.

The 2nd Junk Sale Surplus Equipment Sale will be 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.

In case you haven’t seen the recent announcement 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.

Please consider helping out at the Worthing Remembrance Parade next Sunday (10th). More marshals are still needed. Contact Alastair, M0OAL.


Tea and Chat Night – 5th November – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
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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The Farnham SDR was mentioned at a recent club talk and I decided to set it up on my shack PC to find out what could be heard. I started off with 2 metres SSB and transmitted from home, not expecting much to happen. Imagine my surprise upon hearing my own signal at S5, despite there being a big lump of chalk in the way and quite a few miles between antennas. This is going to prove a useful indicator of propagation, as well as the beacons. Farnham SDR can be found at:

There’s a useful setup guide and if you run into issues getting sound to work, please read the guide – the suggestions do work!


Alan. G4GNX