Next RADARC meeting is Thursday, 23rd February at Woodford Park, Woodley, 8pm as usual.
Satellite operating is easier than you think! Tim Kirby G4VXE (of Practical Wireless fame – need I say more) explains how to get started on the amateur satellites as simply as possible. Hopefully afterwards, you’ll want to give it a go!
In the words of the great G3NGX “Get to your seat by 8.00. Pin back your ears at 8.10. Digest what you have heard at 9.30 and wash it down with a cup of RADARC coffee. Consider how this could change your life for the better.”
Looking forward to seeing you all.
As of Friday 3rd February, a new GB3RD was put on air. It uses a similar type of base station but has new logic. The Repeater is now CTCSS only access so you will need to set an encode tone of 118.8Hz on your transceiver. The ident. is now by voice and occurs every 15 minutes.
The repeater is located on a farm and there are many potential sources of interference. To minimise these we have had a 3dB attenuator located in the antenna feeder. This has now been removed so the repeater should be 3dB (which isn’t much) stronger and also receive should benefit by the same amount. The implementation of full CTCSS should minimise potential interference.
G4CCC. o/b/o Thames Valley Repeater Group.
Sunday 12th February 2017
HARWELL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY are holding a Radio and Electronics Rally at Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY from 10.00am-3.00pm. There will be radio and electronics trade stalls, a Radio Society of Great Britain bookstall, information on local courses for those who would like to become a Radio Amateur and an Amateur Radio Demonstration Station. Refreshments will be available all day. Entry £3.00 (children under 12 free). Details from Ann G8NVI on 01235 816379 or [email protected]
Check out your 4 metre gear on the Reading 4 metre net on Tuesday evenings, 8:30pm, 70.425 MHz FM. All welcome!
I forgot to give it a plug on the Sunday GB2RS News net on the same frequency (9:00am news reading followed by net at 9:25ish) so this is to make up.
Next club meet is Thursday 9th February at Woodford Park, 8pm as usual.
Adam Juniper will give an introduction into the world of drones and advice on how to get started.
I wonder if it’s possible to string a top band vertical from one of those things….or whether it’s possible to get them to lift a line to the top of a tree for antenna stringing. Might even be safer than the traditional catapult.
Look forward to seeing you there and exploring the possibilities of these fascinating flying machines.
Refreshments to be served as usual.
Next RADARC meeting is on Thursday 26th January at Woodford Park as
In a talk entitled ‘Life on the Other Side’ Steve Venner, G0TAN/W6TAN,
will give us an insight into what happens behind the doors of one of the
country’s biggest ham radio dealers. With a focus on the workshop.
There’s opportunity for lots of discussion here about the past, present
and future of commercial amateur radio gear so I am sure it will be an
enjoyable and informative evening.
I can also be certain you’ll all be asking for discounts and I can
probably be even more certain what the answer will be 🙂
Sadly I won’t be able to make this one but I’m confident refreshments
will be served as usual.