Please note: due to the current COVID19 pandemic and government restrictions all ‘in person’ events are currently suspended, however we have extended club net times and meetings via Zoom, see below for details. Club net is daily 10:00-11:00, Tuesday evening 20:00-21:00 (if no meeting via web conferencing), and Sunday afternoon 14:00-15:00. Meet on S20 and QSY to 145.425MHz +/-
Zoom code 867 3049 5863 or contact us for more details!
Its that time of year again ! Come along have your say , maybe pay your subs. Start the year right !
GB2TAC - Colin M0NVJ, has feedback on the club’s recent special event activity at Hooton Park and some details of it's long history.
General natter night and a practical example of HP-IB communications and how to control a piece of test
equipment from a PC’ by Dave G8KBB and Glen G7MNP
M0DWQ will share his experience of network radio. Is it for you?
An overview and practical demonstration! Dave G8KBB and Glen G7MNP.
Discussion and planning for Club outside events.
Sun17Feb201910:30Nantwich Civic Hall. Cheshire. CW5 5DG
Radioactive Fair 2019 - Ham Radio, Electronics and Computers
17th February 2019 Nantwich Civic Hall. Cheshire. CW5 5DG
What are we to display at Blackpool Rally this year.
Chat on Blackpool what are we to do for club stand , a catch up on what’s happening in the shack !
Operation “Blue Ham “ 5 Megs what you need to know about operating who can you speak to ! What can you say ! What can’t you say! Which frequency is allowed etc.
some ideas for club stand at NARSA?
Come along and learn about crypto, from Caesar through symmetric and asymmetric ciphers in a talk by Dave G8KBB.
There will only be a little simple mathematics involved 🙂
Yes a 2 Meter contest from the club room !
Lets give it a go , come along take part see what it’s all about.
Sat27Apr201912:00Jury’s inn hotel Birmingham
RSGB AGM. Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham. Jurys Inn Hotel, Birmingham. We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 RSGB AGM will be held at Jurys Inn, Birmingham, on 27 April 2019.
Sun28Apr201910:30NORBREK Hotel Blackpool
April 28th 2019 sees the latest rally at Blackpool’s NORBREK Hotel.
What is a VPN?
How to you use one?
How to make a VPN server out of a Raspberry PI
MILLS WEEKEND THIS YEAR WILL BE THE 11th & 12th May 2019
GB0LSM available for the weekend Lymm Slitting Mill as previous years.
Dust off that 144 MHz receiver. Straighten out the elements on your 2m portable beam.
It's DF hunt time again.
Dave and Jeff will be hidden somewhere in Grappenhall - all you need to do is find them before:
- it gets dark
- they get thirsty
- batteries run flat or
- it starts raining
Tue28May201920:00WARC Club room
'Cricket World Cup - Discussion and dates for operating special callsigns’
Museums on the air GB8AEM Anson Engine Museum Pointon
‘RSGB Yearbook 2020 - club profile for 2020 yearbook’
RSGB Letter " Building a Strong Club Structure "
logs times etc.
6 Hour slots booked to operate the station as GB19OT for “Old Trafford “ to represent the cricket ground.
contest style operating as people want to work as many of these stations as possible.
keep an eye out for club operating schedule, look at the ham logs site also check out the stations you work and other club members by using the search qsofeature.
Have fun !
Tue04Jun201920:00WARC Club room
Sun09Jun2019Early Sutton Common
2019 144MHz QRP Contest is provisionally scheduled for Sunday 9th June 2019. Rules will be in the June 2019 issue 2019 144MHz QRP Contest is provisionally scheduled for Sunday 9th June 2019. Rules will be in the June 2019 issue of Practical Wireless.
Meet up at the club room for loading equipment people etc 7:30 am
Tue11Jun201912:00WARC Club room
- note this is an afternoon session; 12.00 noon to 18.00pm local time, evening meeting Activation of GB19OT 20:00- 23:59
Sat15Jun2019Sun16Jun201910:00Anson engine museum
15th - 16th June
Two weekends available!
call GB8AEM Museum number 5437
set up Saturday morning meeting at the club at 9:30 transport equipment to museum set up antennas etc.
Takedown Sunday afternoon.
The museum is open to the public on Sunday !
Tue18Jun201920:00WARC Club room
Ship Building - Jim G3NFB has an interesting talk / video
Tue25Jun201918:00WARC Club room
- note this is an evening session; 18.00 to 11.59pm local time during the club meeting
Tue02Jul201918:00WARC Club room
- note this is another evening session; 18.00 to 11.59pm local time during the club meeting
Thu04Jul201910:00*NEW VENUE* Harper Adams University, Nr Telford, Salop. TF10 8NB.
1 September 2019 Telford HamFest [Update]
*NEW VENUE* Harper Adams University, Nr Telford, Salop. TF10 8NB.
Combined with the G-QRP Convention and Buildathon the previous evening.
Usual trade and exhibition stands. B&B. SIGs. Midland clubs meet-up.
Unlimited free parking, fresh food and more at this excellent venue.
Contact Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416. Information and e-mail details on the
Telford HamFest website http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk
Sat06Jul201909:15Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2
Sun14Jul201910:30St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, Lancs. WN7 2PR.
At the AGM we need to discuss this year's rally and elect a committee to organise next year. As you all are aware Peter Smith (G2DPL), our Treasurer for many years, sadly went SK this year so we also need a new Treasurer. Chris has been the acting Treasurer and couldn't help noticing that internet banking is at odds with the constitution which requires "two signatures"! It is therefore proposed that we amend the constitution at the AGM to remove this requirement.
From my old homebrew analyser to SDR dongles we'll take a trip through homebrew analysers
One of the main events of the summer. Don't miss this one!
Paul will be lighting up at 7:30 PM (well, the barbecue will be lit at that time at least)
Please let Paul or Jeff know if you are coming so we can judge food correctly.
Mon02Sep20197:30 for 8pm StartWalthew House - Stockport's Centre for the Deaf and Blind
112 Shaw Heath, SK2 6QS Stockport
Mike G4VSS has some strong views on the new training & exam requirements.
Come along to hear and discuss them.
As it says in the title - "Cloud Static".
Want to understand this a bit better?
Ever had concerns about lightning dischanges damaging your rig?
Come and listen to Albert G3ZHE to learn more.
Fri27Sep2019Sat28Sep201910:30Newark & Notts Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY.
27 & 28 September 2019 The National Hamfest
Newark & Notts Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY.
Free parking. Car boot sale. B&B. Flea market. Trade. SIGs. RSGB books.
RSGB Services & Committee Reps. Seating. Catering.
Fri11Oct2019Sun13Oct2019Kents hill Milton Keynes
Planning has begun for the 2019 RSGB Convention, which will take place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.
if you’ve not been before why not give it a try this year, you won’t be disappointed!
We will be running all three levels of online* exams at the Convention for Syllabus 2019 and the current syllabus (for resits only). *Special arrangements can be made for candidates with specific requirements, if we are notified at least one month in advance.
Note no arrangements have been made for US exams these need to be booked and attendance guaranteed beforehand!
A round up of the event ,what’s new what’s not .
The usual suspects!
Sat16Nov2019St Vincent’s de Pauls
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680),
Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.
Admission £2.50/kids free. Open 10:15/10:00. Pitches £5 per pitch with
own tables or £10 with table provided. Refreshments available including
bacon and sausage butties.
Further details: Robert, M0NVQ, 07778-113333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Examinations for those who have registered previously with the club and have papers ordered by the exam secretary.
Good luck all
Dave Mike and Peter will bring examples for the discussion....