July 2019 Great News if you like FT4

NEW FT4 CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The RSGB HF Contest Committee:

Have made the following announcement. – New FT4 Contest Announced.

Please check the RSGB HF Contest Calendar for three new events that have just been added.

We are running a short series of one hour, “experimental”, FT4 Contests over the autumn. These are not part of the 80m Autumn Series but are slotted between Autumn Series weeks. The rules are available here. The first event is on Monday 2 September.

Note that the scoring is based on total QSO distance, rather than the number of QSOs, with a maximum distance score of 1,250kms. This is similar to many RSGB VHF contests.

We will have bonus points for working each of two HQ stations but there will be some strategic decisions to make if you are entering: do you try to work the bonus stations first with the danger of a long delay to make a QSO, or leave them until later in the hour? Is “running” or “S&P” the best way to operate? Lots to think about!

This will be an opportunity for us to assess FT4 in the context of domestic HF contests and a chance for you to try something different.

If you have any questions about the rules then please contact the RSGB HF Contest Committee Char

RSGB HF Contest Committee Chair

HFCC[dot]Chair[at]rsgbcc.org

AROS Talk By Mark Jones G0MGX who is the AROS Co-ordinator

RSGB LogoMark 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

RSGB Train the Trainers event – Update

RSGB LogoWorksop 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 g0eaksteve@gmail.com  to book your place.

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.

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 .