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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Looking forward to JOTA 2015

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We are looking forward to Welcoming Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Scout Network Members and Adult Members of Bassetlaw District Scouts ( http://bassetlawscouts.org.uk/ ) to our JOTA station GB1BDS on the 17th and 18th of October.

Jamboree-On-The-Air – Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is an official international event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA-JOTI is a youth programme event intended for young people in Scouting of all ages.

The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement

For More info of JOTA / JOTI see

http://jotajoti.info/what-is-jota-joti/

And

Uk Scouts Page

The VHF NFD Team 2015

RSGB VHF National Field Day 2015

The VHF NFD Team 2015On the 3rd to the 5th July this year, Worksop Amateur Radio Society took part for the first time in RSGB VHF National Field Day.

So what are Field Days all about? The main drive behind the event is to encourage Amateur Radio Operators and Clubs to test their preparedness and ability to set-up emergency communications.

This work involves setting up a portable Amateur Radio Station, including the deployment of a number of antennas. Clubs may not use mains power, so generators, batteries, solar and wind power are used as they would have to be in an emergency.

There is a contest activity part of National Field Day where stations will try and make as many contacts as they can in a 24 hour period. During a Contact (or QSO ) certain information will be exchanged. Here in the UK we exchange a Call Sign, Serial Number and the Locator of where the Amateur Radio Station is located.

Why is there a contest element? Well, this tests the group’s ability to plan the event ensuring that it can operate over a 24 hour period, providing Amateur Radio Operators to cover the station’s operation. Secondly by operating over 24 hours this tests the technical set-up of an Amateur Radio Station that, very often, will involve different people supplying different parts and constructed somewhat hastily.

Also tested, but very much part of the fun, is the group’s ability to camp out and provide food and drink for everyone during the contest.

Personally for me this was a great fun weekend with the opportunity of combining camping, which I love, and Amateur Radio too.

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RSGB Convention 2015

RSGB 2015 Convention LogoIf you are thinking of attending this year’s RSGB Convention the organisers have, to date , confirmed 27 lectures on a variety of subjects such as HF propagation; antenna modelling on your PC; Datamodes made easy; Raspberry Pi in your shack; kit building techniques; meteor scatter; aircraft scatter; clean up your shack and lots more.

A number of members from Worksop Amateur Radio Society went last year and there are all booking to go again !

Please see http://rsgb.org/…/about…/rsgb-convention/rsgb-2015-lectures/ for further details.

Its Worksop Water Day today 6th June !

Its Worksop Water Day today 6th June !

The free event will take place on Saturday 6th June near the Lock Keeper pub, from 11am-5pm.

The day is being organised by the Canal and River Trust, Chesterfield Canal Trust, the Angling Trust, Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw and Bassetlaw District Council, and supported by the Grafton Angling Association, Worksop and District Anglers Association and the Lock Keeper Pub.

Glyn Williams, member of the Canal and River Trust’s East Midlands waterway partnership, said: “We held a similar event last year which was a great success and this promises to be even more fun and a great opportunity for people to try something new.”

Families are encouraged to wear waterproofs and suitable footwear and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be free trips on the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s boat Hugh Henshall.

For More info visit www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk  or http://www.innorthnotts.co.uk/