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.
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).
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/
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 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)
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/
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!
Hi All, Tomorrow will see the official launch of YOTA Month 2015. Over 38 countries around the world will be taking part and this year is looking to be bigger and better than ever. Wednesday 2nd December will see Durham and District Amateur Radio Society launch YOTA Month on behalf of the UK with Leicester Radio Society closing off the UK side of things on the 28th of December. We at Worksop Amateur Radio Society have a YOTA Event and Call Sign on the 20th Dec