Big Red Tent on Tour!

Saturday, 26th May 2018 saw the first outing of the year for our Big Red Tent  when we attended a Family Gala organised by the Doncaster Central branch of the Royal British Legion. Tom, who is currently their Chairman (and also one of our members) asked if we could take along our gazebo and some radios. We never need asking twice! The weather was kind – warm and sunny for a change – and we had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. We’ll be out doing it all again on 9th June, this time at the Ranskill Scarecrow Festival

This year is the 30th anniversary

This year is the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society Clubhouse.

We are asking members how they would like to mark the occasion? Suggestions please! sent details to info AT g3rcw.org.uk.

You can read about the renovations and view some old photos on the Club’s website www.g3rcw.org (under the ‘Information’ tab) http://g3rcw.org.uk/information/history/

 

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.

Interested in Amateur Radio / Electronics etc

FoundationInterested in Amateur Radio / Electronics etc. Want to get your Amateur Radio licence? We will be running a Foundation licence course (your first step in Amateur Radio) commencing Thursday, 5th April at our Worksop HQ. For more information, please email info@g3rcw.org.uk

Christmas Party 2017

Our Christmas Party will be on the evening of the 19th December, Please Note!

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!).

SOTA a game of two parts

Sota Summit GoatFellOn 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.

Raspberry Pi Workshop 26 Nov 2017

Raspberry Pi sMembers of Worksop Amateur Radio Society are Invited to a Raspberry Pi Workshop on Sunday 26th November 2017.

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)

RSVP

AROS Talk By Mark Jones G0MGX who is the AROS Co-ordinator

RSGB LogoMark 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

RSGB Train the Trainers event – Update

RSGB LogoWorksop Amateur Radio Society is hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers event on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at the Crossing Centre, Worksop.  The Train the Trainers course is free to any RSGB member teaching at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level.

It is especially designed for anyone who does not have a professional background in teaching. The Course runs from 9am to 5pm, with a break for you to eat your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided.

Places must be pre-booked. Please contact Steve Hambleton G0EAK by email g0eaksteve@gmail.com  to book your place.