Worksop Amateur Radio Society Construction Competition – Winner

Congratulations to Martin (M0ZMF) for winning the Worksop Amateur Radio Society Construction Competition.
Martin is show with his winning entry a 70cms quad beam antenna.

Martin has used materials that anyone might have access to and a construction technique which didn’t require any specialised machining of parts.
We are looking forward to seeing the Antenna in operation, in the contest arena soon.

Many congratulations to those passing their Intermediate Exam

Intermediate pass group March 2017Many congratulations to those passing their Intermediate Amateur Radio Licence Exam.

One of the corner stones of Amateur Radio is its ‘for the purpose of self-training in radio communications’, we hold a number of training courses each year and activley encourage our members to move on an gain a Full Licence.

We are starting a Foundation Licence Course on April 6th 2017, if you are interested please use the contact us option for more information.

SOS Radio Week 2017

Next week (21st to 29th January) Worksop Amateur Radio Society will, as a registered station, be taking part in SOS Radio Week 2017. We have the Special Event call sign GB4RNLI and will be active from the Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (24th and 26th January) from 7pm and Saturday from 10am until 5pm so listen out for us and give us a call. There are awards to be won if you ‘collect’ SOS Week stations!

What’s SOS Radio Week? Find out here http://www.sosradioweek.org.uk/

Jota 2016

On Saturday, 15th October, we had the pleasure of welcoming Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Bassetlaw District Scout Association to our Clubhouse to help them celebrate Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2016. Using our radio equipment the youngsters had a chance to talk to folk in various parts of the UK and into Europe, including Sweden, Austria,Italy, Brittany, Czech Republic and Spain. They also did a little bit of direction finding outside, learned some Morse code and how to find beacons using beam antennas…. most definitely some future young amateurs in the making!

Excellent video released showing VHF Field day and VHF/ UHF Contesting

vhf field day 2016

You may have read our item on VHF Field Day, well we have produced an excellent, video taken at the weekend of the field day. Showing our VHF / UHF setup and giving you an in site into the friendly world or VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Contesting in the UK.

Many of the members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society take part in the weekly VHF/UHF UKACs run by Amateur Radios Governing Body the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). These are both fun and competitive, and I have to say addictive.

But don’t take my word for it. Have a look at the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isKCHitW_w  and tell us what you think.

If you want to take part and are unsure how to start, why not join our friendly club !

 

VHF Field Day 2016

vhf field day 2016G3RCW field day at Emley moor…. well we got batterd by the rain and wind but it didn’t stop us having fun …we made the effort and had a great weekend away camping and playing amateur radio

/P in the Park !

portable in the ParkFollowing up on recent years, we held another very successful /P in the Park, evening.

This gives the members the chance to try a bit of amateur radio portable operating (/P) and allows us to try and be active on as many bands as we can.

Its also great fun and time to get the BBQ out !

See you again next year

Weekend Camping 2016

camping groupIt was great to see at least fifteen members and their families taking part in our Camping / Canoeing / Radio Weekend at Haxey Quays – this Bank Holiday weekend. We have a number of Camping events planned, which are open to all Club Members – details on the Club notice board.

Some Members also enjoyed some Canoeing

Canoeing Group May 2016fb