What’s On

We meet Tuesday evenings 19:45 for 20:00, Thursday mornings 10:00 and Sundays 14:00. Tuesdays and Sundays are hybrid in person and Zoom meetings (Join us in person or using zoom, code 867 3049 5863) Thursday mornings are exclusively in person, see schedule below or  contact us for more details.

Nets are Monday 19:30 FM, Tuesday 10:00 FM, Wednesday 19:30 P25, Thursday 10:00 FM and Friday 19:30 FM

For FM meet on 145.500MHz and QSY to 145.350MHz +/-, for P25 meet on 146.7375 (Note: NOV required for 146.***, if you wish to join and you can’t get the NOV contact the club and we’ll QSY to a different frequency).

  • Tue
    16
    Aug
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    CHOTA takes place on 10th September.

    Last year Dave G0BCU kindly arranged for us to use his local church and we had great fun erecting aerials - a nice site.

    This year we hope to do CHOTA again. This eveing will be a premeet to plan what, where and when (and who)

     

  • Tue
    23
    Aug
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    Join us tonight to hear all about the newer digital modes.

    James G5JIM will explain all.

     

  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2022
    08:00Clubhouse & Zoom

    This evening we welcome Joe Chester M1MWD.  Joe is known for his popular column in Practical Wireless and has spoken at the RSGB Convention.

    He will talk about some of the issues operators with small stations face, including the type of operations, choice of transceiver and antenna., and a bit about propagation. He will hopefully show a demo of an interesting QSO, between Cape Town SA and New York, as an example of what small stations can do. He also bought a new transceiver in Friedrickshafen, so we may get to hear about that, and maybe see it working.
  • Tue
    06
    Sep
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    Some years ago there was a club project to build a high quality noise source.

    Recently, Vincent found that he still had a stock of the PCBs left over and provided we can get the diodes, thought it would be fun to rerun the project for members.

    So join us to hear all about it, what it does, how it works, the companion measurement software and how to use it with a rig or an SDR such as a Pluto to measure device noise figures.

     

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2022
    All DayChrist Church, Croft, Warrington

    WARC will be participating in this year’s CHOTA event by operating special event station GB5CCC from Christ Church Croft in Warrington. When we last took part in this event in 2020, we contacted 57 stations mainly on the 80m band from all over the UK with a few continental stations on 40m. It is hoped this years event will be more successful and also introduce amateur radio to folks visiting on the day. Further details can be found at https://www.wacral.org/tag/chota/

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    Assuming CHOTA happens, join us tonight to hear how it went, who we worked and the story of our outing

     

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    The second project proposed for this year.

    Join us to hear an update from Mike on progress and information on the QDX digital transceiver kit

     

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    Dave G0BCU has been making good progress on his Go box - with liberal use of his CNC machine.

    Tonight's talk by Dave will be all about home CNC machines and how to use them

     

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2022
    20:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863

    Having implemented a P25 software transceiver by extending Quisk, Dave G8KBB moved on to other digital modes.

    Before starting on M17, he has implemented D-Star.

    This talk will be on how D-Star works and how to implement it in software

     

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2023
    09:00NORBREK Castle Hotel Blackpool