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.
We are asking members how they would like to mark the occasion? Suggestions please! sent details to info AT g3rcw.org.uk.
If you were a former or a founder member of the Radio Society, we would love to hear from you – please use the contact us section of the website to get in touch or please come and visit us on a Tuesday or Thursday Evening.
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).
Two members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society have won National Awards, in Amateur Radio Contesting. Tony (M6KTP) from Sheffield and John (2E0DXK) who is from Chesterfield, have won Awards from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for the Leading Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders in the National UK activity contests, being the highest in the league table at the end of the contest Year.
These Amateur Radio Contests take place weekly, and involve member finding and making contact with other Radio Amateurs in the UK and Europe.
Tony (M6KTP) accepting his award from Martin (M0ZMF) Chairman of Worksop Amateur Radio Society. These awards were given out at the RSGB Convention, unfortunately neither Tony or John were able to make that occasion.
Martin says that “its great to see Society members picking up National Awards. Worksop Amateur Radio Society has only been taking part in the UK Activity contests for a few years, but has been quite successful”.
There are three levels of Amateur Radio Licence in the UK currently, these are Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Each Licence requires a Radio Amateur to Study for and take exams.
Both Tony and John received training and took there exams at Worksop Amateur Radio Society.
Starting at 13:30
Are you interested in Raspberry Pi, got one at home getting dusty or have you got some projects using a Raspberry Pi you can share with others – You are invited to come a long for a overviews of what you can do with your RPi and to share what you are doing – cost for the Afternoon £1
Want more details please contact Paul (M0PJA)
Mark Jones G0MGX who is the AROS Co-ordinator will be giving a talk on the Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) is an advisory and reporting service of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) which is intended to assist radio amateurs and others who may be affected by problems which occur within the amateur bands or which develop on other frequencies as a result of amateur transmissions.
All Talks start at 20:00
The date for this talk is 7th December 2017
Worksop Amateur Radio Society is hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers event on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at the Crossing Centre, Worksop. The Train the Trainers course is free to any RSGB member teaching at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level.
It is especially designed for anyone who does not have a professional background in teaching. The Course runs from 9am to 5pm, with a break for you to eat your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided.
Places must be pre-booked. Please contact Steve Hambleton G0EAK by email email@example.com to book your place.
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.