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.

Stone the Crows !

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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 Scarecrow

Our Special Event call sign was GB4RSF and we operated from 11:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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/

Excellent video released showing VHF Field day and VHF/ UHF Contesting

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You may have read our item on VHF Field Day, well we have produced an excellent, video taken at the weekend of the field day. Showing our VHF / UHF setup and giving you an in site into the friendly world or VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Contesting in the UK.

Many of the members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society take part in the weekly VHF/UHF UKACs run by Amateur Radios Governing Body the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). These are both fun and competitive, and I have to say addictive.

But don’t take my word for it. Have a look at the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isKCHitW_w  and tell us what you think.

If you want to take part and are unsure how to start, why not join our friendly club !

 

YOTA Month 2015

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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

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BBC Children in Need Special Event Radio Station GB0CIN

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On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November we will be operating from our clubhouse on HF, 6m, 4m, 2m & 70cm with Voice, cw and data. 10:00 to late evening both days.

Food and refreshments available both days. Fundraising activities. Visitors welcome, either on air or in person. Operating frequencies will be posted here and on Twitter during operating times.

JOTA 2015 – Saturday

JOTA-JOTI LOGOWhat a great day we have had running a Special Event Radio Station for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from Bassetlaw District.

It has been great to welcome you to our Amateur Radio Station GB1BDS for JOTA (Jamboree on the Air). We are all looking forward to welcoming more Young people tomorrow.

Follow @BassetlawScouts and @G3RCW to the latest infomation on whats happening #JOTAJOTI in Bassetlaw