Bassetlaw Hospice, cheque presentation, from the Boat Pull

Back in April this year, some members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society, in conjunction with the Chesterfield Canal Trust, took part in a Boat-pull along the Chesterfield Canal, (which runs through our area) to raise money for our local hospice. Some of you kindly sponsored the team of ‘boat pullers’ and we raised over £200.  cheque presentationWe recently arranged a cheque presentation and Debbie Rawlings, Community Fundraising Co-ordinator received the cheque on behalf of Bassetlaw Hospice.

Debbie went on to give a short talk on the work of the Hospice and how important donations are.

Bassetlaw Hospice which is located in Retford,  provides palliative care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or a progressive long term conditions.  It exists to support the patient and their families to achieve the best quality of life.

Full details about Bassetlaw Hospice and the care is provides can be found at http://www.bassetlawhospice.org/services-care/

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.

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 .

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.

SPONSORED BOAT PULL – June 2017

SPONSORED BOAT PULL
Just to let you know that the sponsored boat-pull, (along the Chesterfield Canal), By Members of Worksop Amateur Radio Socity, will have raised £200 for Bassetlaw Hospice after Gift Aid is added. We will be organising a cheque presentation at the Club shortly. Many thanks to the team that did the hard work pulling the narrowboat ‘Dawn Rose’

SPONSORED BOAT PULL

Also to the the regular Chesterfield Canal Trust volunteers for their help and expertise. Thanks too to those who put their hand in their pocket and sponsored us.

New Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders June 2017

Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders.Congratulations to out latest group of successful Amateur Radio Foundation Licence holders.

Following a course held here at G3RCW in Worksop, these people went on to take there Amateur Radio Foundation Licence Exam.

We are very pleased to say that they all passed. Their Licences have now been issued my Ofcom and they have their first call signs.

If you are interested in starting your journey into Amateur Radio, use the contact us option and or come along an visit the club, we look forward to seeing you

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)

We held another sucessful Driection finding (ARDF)

We held another sucessful Driection finding (ARDF), we run these events from them to time, there also known as a fox hunt. In our case the ‘Fox’ is either an automatic beacon hidden or more often the case a member of the club with a hand held.

Here are I think – the winning team with the Fox!

Ardf winners 2017

Thanks to everyone who took part, a great time was had by all. Another event soon ?

If you saw any of us running (okay) walking around Worksop and wondered what it was – it was just a case of Radio Amateurs having Fun!

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 !