RSGB Train the Trainers November 2017

RSGB LogoWorksop Amateur Radio Society are very pleased to be hosting an RSGB Train the Trainers course on Saturday 18th November 2017.

The course will take place at The Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2AT between 09.00 and 17.00. To book a place please contact Steve Hambleton, G0EAK. Email: g0eaksteve-AT-gmail.com  (Spam Block replace the -AT- with an @).

Radcom November 2017 edition on line

RSGB LogoFor members of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, who are not yet RSGB Members. The RSGB have for some time now been putting copies of their Magazine “RadCom” on line available for members to access.

This is proving useful if you are like me and once I have read a magazine, I normally leave them at the Doctors / Dentists / Hospital, because they have got to be better than those old copies of Peoples Friend or Take a Break, I normally find on Display.

I have also taken to adding a sticker to the back page so that if interested a reader is directed to our club here in Worksop.

It has also saved me scanning in articles I was particularly interested in.

2017 – New NoVs for 146-146MHz

RSGB LogoFor Full Amateur Radio Licence holders – New NoVs for 146-146MHz

All current 146 to 147MHz band Notices of Variation expire on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Ofcom has agreed that the band will be made available for another year.

However, to continue to use the frequencies you must obtain a new NoV.

These are available, free of charge, from the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nov.

2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice to members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Worksop Amateur Radio Society will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017, commencing at 19:30. 

The formal notice/agenda can be viewed on an email sent to members  together with a list of current Officers,

Further nominations are welcome – if you would like to stand for the committee please use the nomination form 

If you wish to propose any items for discussion at the AGM (Item 8 on the Agenda) please let the Secretary know by Tuesday 17th October 2017.

Please note that the kitchen will be serving food and drinks up until the start of the meeting after which it will be closed until the meeting is concluded.

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 !

special event station

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

vhf field day 2016

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 !