Region 13’s Club of the Year 2016

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’ ?

Worksop Amateur Radio Society .

Its been a busy time a G3RCW

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.

/p in the park two

 

VHF Field Day July 2017

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 – June 2017

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’

SPONSORED BOAT PULL

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.

New Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders June 2017

Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders.Congratulations to out latest group of successful Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders.

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

We held another sucessful Driection finding (ARDF)

We held another sucessful Driection finding (ARDF), we run these events from them to time, there also known as a fox hunt. In our case the ‘Fox’ is either an automatic beacon hidden or more often the case a member of the club with a hand held.

Here are I think – the winning team with the Fox!

Ardf winners 2017

Thanks to everyone who took part, a great time was had by all. Another event soon ?

If you saw any of us running (okay) walking around Worksop and wondered what it was – it was just a case of Radio Amateurs having Fun!

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/