December YOTA Month 2017

RSGB LogoDecember YOTA Month is fast approaching with several countries preparing to take part in one of the best events of the year, for Young People.

We have applied for an SES CallSign and as soon as we have been advised, we will announce details. We want to encourage Young People to take up Amateur Radio as a hobby and help bring on the next generation of Radio Amateurs.

If you are a member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society and under 26, please let us know what you would like to see and do. Contact Paul M0PJA or Steve G0EAK in the first instance.

Please note this event is aimed at Young People under 26 who are interested in or what to find out more about Amateur Radio, not just members.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society a visit to Bletchley Park?

Martin Z0ZMF, is planning, following a number of requests by members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society a visit to Bletchley Park.

Which as you know, Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking (in reality encryption breaking)  and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

In addition to which, its also the home of the National Radio Centre, and next door the the NationalMuseam of Computing.

Please Contact Martin M0ZMF to express your interest in the visit or for more details.

For More information about the National Radio Centre please visit http://www.nationalradiocentre.com/ 

Additional Information about Bletchley Park can be found at https://bletchleypark.org.uk/

RSGB Members can download a Free Entry Ticket at https://thersgb.org/members/

 

RSGB Train the Trainers November 2017

RSGB LogoWorksop Amateur Radio Society are very pleased to be hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers course on Saturday 18th November 2017.

The course will take place at The Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2AT between 09.00 and 17.00. To book a place please contact Steve Hambleton, G0EAK. Email: g0eaksteve-AT-gmail.com  (Spam Block replace the -AT- with an @).

Radcom November 2017 edition on line

RSGB LogoFor members of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, who are not yet RSGB Members. The RSGB have for some time now been putting copies of their Magazine “RadCom” on line available for members to access.

This is proving useful if you are like me and once I have read a magazine, I normally leave them at the Doctors / Dentists / Hospital, because they have got to be better than those old copies of Peoples Friend or Take a Break, I normally find on Display.

I have also taken to adding a sticker to the back page so that if interested a reader is directed to our club here in Worksop.

It has also saved me scanning in articles I was particularly interested in.

2017 – New NoVs for 146-146MHz

RSGB LogoFor Full Amateur Radio Licence holders – New NoVs for 146-146MHz

All current 146 to 147MHz band Notices of Variation expire on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Ofcom has agreed that the band will be made available for another year.

However, to continue to use the frequencies you must obtain a new NoV.

These are available, free of charge, from the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nov.

JOTA 2017 – GB4BDS

JOTA Logo 2017GB4BDS currently on 145.400 FM, 7.133 LSB and 14.070 PSK31

Having a great day – with over 38 young people visiting the station today for Jamboree on the Air, 60th Year for all members of the Scout Movement across the world. #JOTAJOTI

JOTA 2017

On Saturday 21st October 2017 – Worksop Amateur Radio Society JOTA Logo 2017will be operating GB4BDS at the our HQ in Worksop, between 10:00 and 16:00 All Members of Bassetlaw District Scouts are very welcome.

We have various activities organised, some of which will help towards the Scout and Cub Scout Communicator badges. We’ll be operating on HF, VHF and UHF using the call sign GB4BDS

Bassetlaw Hospice, cheque presentation, from the Boat Pull

Back in April this year, some members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society, in conjunction with the Chesterfield Canal Trust, took part in a Boat-pull along the Chesterfield Canal, (which runs through our area) to raise money for our local hospice. Some of you kindly sponsored the team of ‘boat pullers’ and we raised over £200.  cheque presentationWe recently arranged a cheque presentation and Debbie Rawlings, Community Fundraising Co-ordinator received the cheque on behalf of Bassetlaw Hospice.

Debbie went on to give a short talk on the work of the Hospice and how important donations are.

Bassetlaw Hospice which is located in Retford,  provides palliative care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or a progressive long term conditions.  It exists to support the patient and their families to achieve the best quality of life.

Full details about Bassetlaw Hospice and the care is provides can be found at http://www.bassetlawhospice.org/services-care/

2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice to members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Worksop Amateur Radio Society will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017, commencing at 19:30. 

The formal notice/agenda can be viewed on an email sent to members  together with a list of current Officers,

Further nominations are welcome – if you would like to stand for the committee please use the nomination form 

If you wish to propose any items for discussion at the AGM (Item 8 on the Agenda) please let the Secretary know by Tuesday 17th October 2017.

Please note that the kitchen will be serving food and drinks up until the start of the meeting after which it will be closed until the meeting is concluded.