THE PAST WEEK
Last Tuesday’s meeting was about the NanoVNA, with a YouTube video, followed by an ICQ Podcast. There was some discussion about the device and the general consensus was that it is a piece of kit that’s well worth acquiring and at a very affordable price (£30 on eBay).
Last week also saw the aftermath of the previous storm, which had unfortunately brought down the flag mast at TS Vanguard. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no related damage, except to the mast itself. Thanks to Ian, M0IAD and Roger, G7VBR for removing the mast and shifting it to a safer place.
Please try to put the word round about our meetings, especially when a guest speaker has been invited. Guests are always welcome.
CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS
- Talk on Gerry Wells (Radio Museum) by Vic, G8MUQ – Tuesday 18th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Buckminsterfullerene & the carbon revolution – Jonathan, G1EXG – Tuesday 25th February – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
- Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 1st March – 9.00am-10.00am – Morrisons, Worthing
- Tea and Chat Night – Tuesday 3rd March – 8.00pm-10.00pm – TS Vanguard
For further information as it occurs, please visit the WADARC website: http://www.wadarc.org.uk
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: http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
Winter 2019/2020 edition published – http://www.wadarc.org.uk/ragchew/winter-2019-2020
HF and VHF
RSGB propagation information can be found by following this link: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2020/02/14/propagation-news-16-february-2020/
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 RSGB VHF/UHF Contest and Activity calendar is available via this link: https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl?year=2020
Many thanks to those who have previously donated biscuits for our weekly meetings. That time has returned and we’re nearly out again, so further donations of biscuits would be much appreciated from any of our members.