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
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. We 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/
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.
Calling All Radio Amateurs – Former Colliery Sites on the Air, you are invited to take part in our Former Colliery Sites on the Air Evening.
This takes place on Thursday 27th July from 19:00 to 21:00.
As a minimum all you need to ‘activate a site is a 2m hand held Radio’ max power 10watts
Worksop Amateur Radio Society was presented with a certificate and trophy as winners of RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain), Region 13’s Club of the Year (large club) last week.
Our newest licencees accepted the award on behalf of the Club from Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ, RSGB Regional Manager. This is the third year running we have won the regional award and now go on to the final round. We are up against some stiff competition – will it be ‘third time lucky’ or ‘three times a bridesmaid never a bride’ ?
Firstly we had our annual /P in the Park evening, a new venue this time in Worksop, closer to our Club House in the hope that more members could make the event.
As well as radio activity we also had a few BBQ going and a great evening was had by all. Thanks to the organisers for putting this event on.
VHF Field Day Report
A great time at the VHF Field Day weekend with 26 members plus family attending, the vast majority camping. The site was great for camping and not bad from a radio perspective so a provisional booking has been made for next year. Generally the weather was kind but radio wise conditions and activity levels were disappointing, although this seemed to be a trend across the UK.
We made the following number of contacts:
6m 63 contacts for 8,535 km
4m 34 contacts for 6,067 km
2m 82 contacts for 18,477 km, best DX DA0FF at 861km
70cm 26 contacts for 4,092 km, best DX DF0MU at 625km
23cm 2 contacts for 25 km
All claimed scores can be seen at http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/claim.pl…
Did you Know ?
Field Day is an annual amateur radio event in the UK and else where, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators.
A group of Amateurs come together to sent up, in this case a VHF (and UHF) Radio station, this is then tested by a 24 hour contest.
SPONSORED BOAT PULL
Just to let you know that the sponsored boat-pull, (along the Chesterfield Canal), By Members of Worksop Amateur Radio Socity, will have raised £200 for Bassetlaw Hospice after Gift Aid is added. We will be organising a cheque presentation at the Club shortly. Many thanks to the team that did the hard work pulling the narrowboat ‘Dawn Rose’
Also to the the regular Chesterfield Canal Trust volunteers for their help and expertise. Thanks too to those who put their hand in their pocket and sponsored us.
Following a course held here at G3RCW in Worksop, these people went on to take there Amateur Radio Foundation Licence Exam.
We are very pleased to say that they all passed. Their Licences have now been issued my Ofcom and they have their first call signs.
If you are interested in starting your journey into Amateur Radio, use the contact us option and or come along an visit the club, we look forward to seeing you
Worksop Amateur Radio Society put on a Special Event Station and Operated a ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) challenge for people to have a go at.
At the 10th Annual Ranskill and Torworth Scarecrow Festival, it was our first time at this Scarecrow Festival and we were made very welcome.
Our Special Event call sign was GB4RSF and we operated from 11:00 to 16:00 (BST)