Jota-Joti 2019

Jota-Joti 2019

Members of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society set up a Jota station for Members of Bassetlaw Scout District and Whitwell Cub Scouts. This is the eight-year that the Worksop Amateur Radio Society has been involved with Jota, the society being introduced to Jota by a local Scout Leader and Member (Paul M0PJA).

This year’s event was superbly organized by Sue M6XAK, and we introduced two new activities into the mix for the weekend. These proved very popular with all the young people.

jota morse keyThe first one was a snail practice  morse key, we have found that the young people who visit are excited by morse, the snail morse key project is made available bt the RSGB, and designed by Trevor Hughes (G4WKJ) and can be found at https://rsgb.services/public/publications/snail-morse-key-kit/the_snail_practice_morse_key.pdf 

 

We made sure that we had plenty of snail morse key project kits and under the watchful eyes of Sue M6XAK (pictured) and Carol 2E0XCA all the Young people who wanted to were able to build one of these kits, and take it home with them to enjoy! It was great to see everyone enjoying this. If you are looking for an activity you might want to try this.

 

For the more adventurous young people and some leaders and parents, we had a build a Morse Practice Oscillator on Bread Board.

The Young please were given a kit and some instructions and were able to view a completed model. using breadboard

 

The CW key was made up of two drawing pins and a paperclip on the end of the breadboard.

 

Once either kit had been completed they we able to practice some morse with Steve G0EAK, again this proved very popular.

 

The Young People were able to make a QSO or two and pass a greeting message under the expert tutor ledge and watchful eye of Martin M0ZMF, its also great to hear the Young people enjoying Amateur Radio, thanks also to the many members who were on standby to take to the young people when we could not get a contact with other JOTA stations. passing a message

 

We also operated a Data Modes station using PSK / RTTY / and JS8CALL, contacts via these modes were down on other years, due to local and band conditions.

 

Awards from our 2019 AGM

AGM Awards Night 2019

Its always great to see people picking up awards, and at this year’s Annual General Meeting we had quite a few.

Martin awarding PatMartin (M0ZMF) Awards – Pat  Pictured being awarded the Harold Chadwick G8ON Memorial Cup.

This is given annually for outstanding service to the Worksop Amateur  Radio Society.

For those of you who don’t know Harold was a founder member of the Radio Society.

Harold was also a founder member of North Notts Amateur Radio Society – which became the Worksop Amateur Radio Society.

Harold Chadwick – interesting to note that he was a Rotarian and a member of ROAR (Rotarians of Amateur Radio) and in 1969 set up a transatlantic net on 15 metres with George Chatfield K1UIL

You can find additional information about ROAR (Rotarians of Amateur Radio) by visiting the following website https://www.ifroar.org/

 

Martin and AndyMartin awarding Andy M6VUK/2E0SUK/M? with a Cup and Certificate of achievement.

The cup is for the person who has shown most progress in the past year.

It was last awarded in 2016 to Lewis.

This year it’s being awarded to Andy for achieving success in all 3 exam levels in under 18 months.

For my part it was a pleasure to have Andy as a member of the Intermediate Licence Course, to have someone put so much hard work in makes the job worthwhile.

Andy is also out in all weathers to take park in the UKACs on behalf of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society and also finds the time to support all of our activities.

 

Martin and Andy WMartin Awarding Andy G1AW, for his contribution to Radio Society Activities. Also for his Progression in the Hobby and for his hard work in the Promotion of POTA (Parks on the Air).

Andy is the English administrator for Parks on the Air (POTA) and had been working very hard to get all the sites in Wales Active.

In addition to which he has taken up the Intermediate Training at very short notice.

If you would like more information about Parks on the Air ( POTA ) please visit https://www.parksontheair.com

 

 

 

Martin and ScotMartin (M0ZMF) awarding Scot (2E0 KBZ) for his contribution to the Radio Society Activities and his progression in the Hobby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin and Dean

Martin M0ZMF Presents Dean M7DUK, with a certificate for his contributions to Radio Society Activities and Progression in the hobby.

 

 

 

 

 

martin and DonnaLastly for our AGM awards, Martin (M0ZMF) awarding Donna M7DON – for her contribution to the Amateur Radio Society and progression in the Hobby.

One of Donna’s many achievements was being the leading Foundation Licence holder in the resent 70MHz AFS contest

I hope Donna will not mind me saying that her first quote about Amateur Radio was “I am not getting involved that’s for nerds!”

However, after joining her partner Andy (pictured right) at our /P in the Park event, she was hooked.

 

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Formal notice and related papers will be sent to Members shortly ( by email,
and by post for those, we do not hold an email address for ).

Please read the
paperwork carefully on receipt and if you would like to stand for the Committee
or wish to raise any items for discussion, please email the Secretary
(info {AT} g3rcw.org.uk ) by the published closing date.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 19:30

Venue: Worksop Amateur Radio Society, Clubhouse, West Street, Worksop, S80 1JP

Parks on the Air 7th Sept 2019 X 3

On the 7th September 2019, three members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society activated three parks on the air.

The Parks Activated were:
G-0075 – Lincolnshire Wolds ANOB
G-0444 – Vicar Water Country Park
G-0461- Bassetlaw Showground

The three members who activated the Parks were Andy, Paul, and Phil.

If you worked one or more of the parks you can pick up Hunter(chaser) point by registering at the Parks on the Air Web site – Please see below

If you are interested in Parks on the Air (POTA) and would like more details of the scheme and or to register please visit parksontheair.com 

This is a great scheme and is very accessible and we are sure would be of interest to most Radio Amateurs.

Some photos from Paul’s activation (some of you will recognize Normanby Top) and the Radar Station can be seen in the third picture.

The Radio Society will be Supporting BIWOTA 24-26 Aug 2019

BIWOTA LOGOThe Worksop Amateur Radio Society will be Supporting, British Inland Waterways on the Air on the weekend of August 24th to the 26th.

John M0JAV has very kindly loaned his Canal Boat, which will be moored on the Chesterfield Canal, (Radio Society members should check the facebook event for the location or check the Society Notice Board),

This event which aims to bring together radio amateurs who regularly use Britain’s inland waterways such as boaters, Canoe and Kayakists, cyclists, walkers, etc, to celebrate their hobby. Using Special Event call sign GB4CCT, on 80, 40, 20, 10, 2m and 70cms, give a shout out or pop along to support this event in person all Society members welcome.

**UPDATE**

In addition Sue / Steve / Carol / Paul will be operating from the Banks of the River Witham with the Call Sign of GB4BRW – on 2m/70cms and 40M – WAB Square TF16 and Locator IO93UD

BIWOTA has been held for a number of years and additional details can be found here.

You can also check out the BIWOTA Facebook page for current information: https://www.facebook.com/BIWOTA/

Many of our members will be taking part in Former Colliery Sites on the Air

Many of our members will be taking part in Former Colliery Sites on the Air.

This event takes place on the 25th June 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00, the event is aimed at all radio amateurs and you can take part with only a 2m handheld.

Everyone is on a level playing field as the max. power limit is 10 watts.

For full information about the event please visit http://fcsota.org.uk/

We would encourage everyone to join in the event, the aim is to make as many contacts as you can but have fun and a chat while doing so (this is not a contest).

This year is the 30th anniversary

This year is the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society Clubhouse.

We are asking members how they would like to mark the occasion? Suggestions please! sent details to info AT g3rcw.org.uk.

You can read about the renovations and view some old photos on the Club’s website www.g3rcw.org (under the ‘Information’ tab) https://g3rcw.org.uk/information/history/

 

If you were a former or a founder member of the Radio Society, we would love to hear from you – please use the contact us section of the website to get in touch or please come and visit us on a Tuesday or Thursday Evening.

Harold Chadwick (G8ON) Cup

Peter Nettleton (M0XKF) Receives the Harold Chadwick (G8ON) Cup from the Society Chairman Martin Fearn (M0ZMF). The Harold Chadwick Cup is awarded to a Society member of outstanding service to the Society.

Peter has been a long term Treasurer and then Trustee of the Society, many members would say if it wasn’t for the Partnership of the Late Roy Frettsome (G4WPW) and Peter there wouldn’t be a Worksop Amateur Radio Society. We are all very grateful for all Peter has done for the Society.

Peter has retired from the Trustee role at the AGM in October 2017, and will remain a life member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society.

Harold Chadwick , who the cup is named after was one of the founder members of North Notts. Radio Society, from which came the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, Harold was well know in the Town, and a keen member of the Rotary Club.

Amongst other things, in 1961 Harold gave a demonstration of Amateur Radio at a ‘Hobby Fair’ in Worksop organised by the Rotary Club.

Many local people in Worksop may also remember Harold as the manager of the Labour Exchange. Harold’s son Peter Chadwick (G3RZP) went on to become a President of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

Worksop’s National Winners

Two members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society have won National Awards, in Amateur Radio Contesting. Tony (M6KTP) from Sheffield and John (2E0DXK) who is from Chesterfield, have won Awards from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for the Leading Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders in the National UK activity contests, being the highest in the league table at the end of the contest Year.

These Amateur Radio Contests take place weekly, and involve member finding and making contact with other Radio Amateurs in the UK and Europe.

Tony (M6KTP) accepting his award from Martin (M0ZMF) Chairman of Worksop Amateur Radio Society. These awards were given out at the RSGB Convention, unfortunately neither Tony or John were able to make that occasion.
Martin says that “its great to see Society members picking up National Awards. Worksop Amateur Radio Society has only been taking part in the UK Activity contests for a few years, but has been quite successful”.

 

John and MartinJohn (2E0DXK) picking up his award from Worksop Amateur Radio Societies Chairman. Both Tony and John, gained their Foundation Licence in 2015. Following an Exam their Call Signs are issued by Ofcom.

 

There are three levels of Amateur Radio Licence in the UK currently, these are Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Each Licence requires a Radio Amateur to Study for and take exams.
Both Tony and John received training and took there exams at Worksop Amateur Radio Society.

Raspberry Pi Workshop 26 Nov 2017

Raspberry Pi sMembers of Worksop Amateur Radio Society are Invited to a Raspberry Pi Workshop on Sunday 26th November 2017.

Starting at 13:30

Are you interested in Raspberry Pi, got one at home getting dusty or have you got some projects using a Raspberry Pi you can share with others – You are invited to come a long for a overviews of what you can do with your RPi and to share what you are doing – cost for the Afternoon £1

Want more details please contact Paul (M0PJA)

RSVP