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.

December YOTA Month 2017

RSGB LogoDecember YOTA Month is fast approaching with several countries preparing to take part in one of the best events of the year, for Young People.

We have applied for an SES CallSign and as soon as we have been advised, we will announce details. We want to encourage Young People to take up Amateur Radio as a hobby and help bring on the next generation of Radio Amateurs.

If you are a member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society and under 26, please let us know what you would like to see and do. Contact Paul M0PJA or Steve G0EAK in the first instance.

Please note this event is aimed at Young People under 26 who are interested in or what to find out more about Amateur Radio, not just members.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society a visit to Bletchley Park?

Martin Z0ZMF, is planning, following a number of requests by members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society a visit to Bletchley Park.

Which as you know, Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking (in reality encryption breaking)  and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

In addition to which, its also the home of the National Radio Centre, and next door the the NationalMuseam of Computing.

Please Contact Martin M0ZMF to express your interest in the visit or for more details.

For More information about the National Radio Centre please visit http://www.nationalradiocentre.com/ 

Additional Information about Bletchley Park can be found at https://bletchleypark.org.uk/

RSGB Members can download a Free Entry Ticket at https://thersgb.org/members/

 

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.