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.

December YOTA Month 2017

RSGB LogoDecember YOTA Month is fast approaching with several countries preparing to take part in one of the best events of the year, for Young People.

We have applied for an SES CallSign and as soon as we have been advised, we will announce details. We want to encourage Young People to take up Amateur Radio as a hobby and help bring on the next generation of Radio Amateurs.

If you are a member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society and under 26, please let us know what you would like to see and do. Contact Paul M0PJA or Steve G0EAK in the first instance.

Please note this event is aimed at Young People under 26 who are interested in or what to find out more about Amateur Radio, not just members.

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.