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Weekly Bulletin – September 29 2019

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


What a great talk that was by Jonathan, G4KLX on the QO-100 satellite setup, last Tuesday. Very informative, with physical examples which seemed to hold the interest of those present and spur some of us on to dip our toes in the water and have a go. I’m hoping that we can erect a satellite dish, with appropriate gear in the Club Shack, by way of a club project.

GB3WO’s original hardware has given us problems and some (now obsolete) FETs are being sought to effect a repair. In the meantime, Ian – M0IAD has worked hard to get the repeater back on the air and has installed a Yaesu derived set of hardware, which is now running on low power. The original logic was not transferred, so there are some small limitations in the way the repeater works. The callsign ident is still transmitted as usual, albeit slightly slower than previously and with tone at a different pitch. When users drop carrier, there is no customary ‘K’, but there is sufficient carrier to trip the user’s squelch, so you will hear the repeater drop carrier, which is your invitation to transmit. Anyone breaking in, should do so immediately after the last user drops carrier. Actually it’s just like using simplex and is very easy to grasp.


  • Talk on the life of Charles Wheatsone by Ray, G4XUZ – 1st October – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Annual Quiz – All Welcome – bring brains – 8th October – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Tea and Chat Night – 15th October – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Annual Construction Contest – 22nd October – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
  • Annual General Meeting – 29th October – 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)


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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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Moonraker are awarding prizes for their “Worked all Postcodes” competition. A suggestion has been made that Wednesday evenings can be used for this on 2 metres SSB. Visit the Moonraker website for further details and rules.


Alan. G4GNX