Are you interested in gaining your Amateur Radio licence? We have an Amateur Radio Foundation licence course starting on Thursday, 27th September 2018, which will run weekly, at our building in Worksop, for 6 weeks. Please contact Worksop Amateur Radio Society via the contact us page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are asking members how they would like to mark the occasion? Suggestions please! sent details to info AT g3rcw.org.uk.
If you were a former or a founder member of the Radio Society, we would love to hear from you – please use the contact us section of the website to get in touch or please come and visit us on a Tuesday or Thursday Evening.
Please find below a copy of Worksop Amateur Radio Societies, Programme from Dec to March (2018).
Our Programme does change from time to time so we advise people to check the website for any updates.
As per normal, there is a prise or maybe a bounty for anyone who spots the deliberate mistake!
Please, click here Worksop Amateur Radio Society Programme December to March 2018 to download.
Entry is by ticket only and the tickets will be on sale for members soon.
As in previous years, members may bring a guest who will also require a ticket. There will be the usual raffle on the night for larger prizes and there is a free buffet (Yum!).
Peter Nettleton (M0XKF) Receives the Harold Chadwick (G8ON) Cup from the Society Chairman Martin Fearn (M0ZMF). The Harold Chadwick Cup is awarded to a Society member of outstanding service to the Society.
Peter has been a long term Treasurer and then Trustee of the Society, many members would say if it wasn’t for the Partnership of the Late Roy Frettsome (G4WPW) and Peter there wouldn’t be a Worksop Amateur Radio Society. We are all very grateful for all Peter has done for the Society.
Peter has retired from the Trustee role at the AGM in October 2017, and will remain a life member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society.
Harold Chadwick , who the cup is named after was one of the founder members of North Notts. Radio Society, from which came the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, Harold was well know in the Town, and a keen member of the Rotary Club.
Amongst other things, in 1961 Harold gave a demonstration of Amateur Radio at a ‘Hobby Fair’ in Worksop organised by the Rotary Club.
Many local people in Worksop may also remember Harold as the manager of the Labour Exchange. Harold’s son Peter Chadwick (G3RZP) went on to become a President of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
Two members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society have won National Awards, in Amateur Radio Contesting. Tony (M6KTP) from Sheffield and John (2E0DXK) who is from Chesterfield, have won Awards from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for the Leading Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders in the National UK activity contests, being the highest in the league table at the end of the contest Year.
These Amateur Radio Contests take place weekly, and involve member finding and making contact with other Radio Amateurs in the UK and Europe.
Tony (M6KTP) accepting his award from Martin (M0ZMF) Chairman of Worksop Amateur Radio Society. These awards were given out at the RSGB Convention, unfortunately neither Tony or John were able to make that occasion.
Martin says that “its great to see Society members picking up National Awards. Worksop Amateur Radio Society has only been taking part in the UK Activity contests for a few years, but has been quite successful”.
There are three levels of Amateur Radio Licence in the UK currently, these are Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Each Licence requires a Radio Amateur to Study for and take exams.
Both Tony and John received training and took there exams at Worksop Amateur Radio Society.
On November 30th 2017, as part of our Amateur Radio Technical Night, the Club has a talk, “SOTA a game of two parts activators and chasing” By Gary M0ONI and Paul M0PJA. Summits on the Air or SOTA is about taking your radio and setting up on a hill top or chasing the Amateurs who do.
M0ONI, is an experienced SOTA Chaser and has gained his Shack Sloth Award, the SOTA Web site says that “”Shack Sloth” status requires considerable dedication and effort and so, trophies can be claimed to mark this significant milestone.”
M0PJA is an experienced Hill Walker who enjoys being able to combine both Hill Walking and Amateur Radio, he even says SOTA is what got his wife interested in Amateur Radio.
Starting at 13:30
Are you interested in Raspberry Pi, got one at home getting dusty or have you got some projects using a Raspberry Pi you can share with others – You are invited to come a long for a overviews of what you can do with your RPi and to share what you are doing – cost for the Afternoon £1
Want more details please contact Paul (M0PJA)
Mark Jones G0MGX who is the AROS Co-ordinator will be giving a talk on the Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) is an advisory and reporting service of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) which is intended to assist radio amateurs and others who may be affected by problems which occur within the amateur bands or which develop on other frequencies as a result of amateur transmissions.
All Talks start at 20:00
The date for this talk is 7th December 2017