The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have been working with two film companies to make a series of promotional videos. The first of these, promoting amateur radio to young people, has been produced by the TX factor for the RSGB and is now on general release on the RSGB’s YouTube channel
We are very much looking forward to welcoming them.
For more details please see http://g3rcw.org.uk/information/jota-2015/
Former Colliery Sites on the Air – Evening a great success says the event organiser Paul M0PJA. Many of the club members when out and activated a number of Former Colliery Sites in both South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Others work these sites from Home, out Mobile and from the Clubs Building in West Street, Worksop.
Paul is collecting the logsheets and the winners will be announced very soon, the dead line for submitting logs seven days.
There are two categories Site Activators and Chasers, points for activators are based on the number of stations worked. Points for Chasers are based only on the number of Colliery sites worked.
We also received some excellent feed back from other Radio Amateurs we worked, many suggesting we made this a twice yearly event.
Paul is very keen to get as much feed back good or bad about this event, please used the contact us option on this web site to give the feed back. This will be used to make the event even better next time.
Project DX15 – Young Members DXpedition to Wales
Mike Jones, 2E0MLJ
Youth Committee Chairman
So what are Field Days all about? The main drive behind the event is to encourage Amateur Radio Operators and Clubs to test their preparedness and ability to set-up emergency communications.
This work involves setting up a portable Amateur Radio Station, including the deployment of a number of antennas. Clubs may not use mains power, so generators, batteries, solar and wind power are used as they would have to be in an emergency.
There is a contest activity part of National Field Day where stations will try and make as many contacts as they can in a 24 hour period. During a Contact (or QSO ) certain information will be exchanged. Here in the UK we exchange a Call Sign, Serial Number and the Locator of where the Amateur Radio Station is located.
Why is there a contest element? Well, this tests the group’s ability to plan the event ensuring that it can operate over a 24 hour period, providing Amateur Radio Operators to cover the station’s operation. Secondly by operating over 24 hours this tests the technical set-up of an Amateur Radio Station that, very often, will involve different people supplying different parts and constructed somewhat hastily.
Also tested, but very much part of the fun, is the group’s ability to camp out and provide food and drink for everyone during the contest.
Personally for me this was a great fun weekend with the opportunity of combining camping, which I love, and Amateur Radio too.
If you are thinking of attending this year’s RSGB Convention the organisers have, to date , confirmed 27 lectures on a variety of subjects such as HF propagation; antenna modelling on your PC; Datamodes made easy; Raspberry Pi in your shack; kit building techniques; meteor scatter; aircraft scatter; clean up your shack and lots more.
A number of members from Worksop Amateur Radio Society went last year and there are all booking to go again !
Please see http://rsgb.org/…/about…/rsgb-convention/rsgb-2015-lectures/ for further details.
Please find a link below to download our latest programme, our events are subject to change, so please check out the Whats On section of the web site for the most up to date details.