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.
Tue03Jan202320:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
On Tuesday we’ll have another “around the bands” discussion chat.
Share what you have been doing – on the air or off it.
Possible projects for this year.
Club outings visits, outside events.
Or just join in for a chat
Or to listen.
An easy intro to 2023.
Tue10Jan202320:0020:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
Tue24Jan202308:00Club room , ZoomIt's Tuesday, Club night !Tonight we have a discussion around our involvement and display at the forth coming NARSA exhibition at Norbreck Blackpool.We previously proposed a narrowband demonstration station on the QO100 satellite , along with examples of previous club projects completed in recent having a working example of the original CDG2000
Sun05Feb202310:00The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Ave, Canvey Island SS8 9QS
Sun26Feb202310:00St Joseph’s hall leigh
West Manchester Radio Rally
St Joseph’s hall Leigh WN7 2PJ
Mon06Mar202320:00On line RSGB YouTube Batc stream
Don’t forget the RSGB’s next Tonight @ 8 live webinar on Monday, 6 March 2023.
Barry Lewis, G4SJH—the RSGB’s Microwave Manager—will talk about contesting in the microwave and millimetre wave bands at 23cm and above
Tue28Mar202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
It's fast approaching!
We've been making progress - tonight we'll compare notes and activities that we still need to undertake before the event.
As a reminder:
Satellite ground station (SSB/CW)
Club projects stand
Video 5.6 GHz link
Feed to BATC
Tue04Apr202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
A few months ago Dave G8KBB shared with us his attempts to implmement M17 in software.
That talk covered the specification of M17 and how it works.
This talk will conclude the journey demonstrating TX & RX of M17 using Peter's hermes,
Dave's homebrew SDR and Mike's MD-UV380.
Oh, and it will be a double act betweeen Dave and Mike to ensure no unexplained hard technical bits 🙂
Thu06Apr202320:00YSF: GB-WARC or P25 TG 10350
Join us tonight for a natter "on the air" using P25 or YSF.
This is the second event following last month's successful trial.
Tue11Apr202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Last month we had short presentations from Ray, Jack and Dave.
If you want to share your recent exploits tonight, contact one of the committee.
Tue18Apr202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
As it says on the tin.
Final prep for NARSA 2023 !
Tue25Apr202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Time for a chat.
What have you been doing recently on the air or in your shack.
Slaving over a hot soldering iron?
Join us tonight for feedback on what happened at NARSA and for a natter.
Tue02May202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
This is a talk and discussion led by Jeff.
You might try to persuade him to divulge more information as to what it's all about but I suspect you will fail 🙂
Got a spare couple of hours? Why not join us today and help with the refurbishment of the SteppIR.
Tue09May202320:00Club and zoom
LoRa what why how, an introduction before we get to the hard part !
Tue16May202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us on Tuesday for a look at digital ATV courtesy of the RSGB Convention video by Dave Crump G8GKQ
There will be opportunity for discussion after the video
Tue23May202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
With the Practical Wireless contest only a few weeks away, why not join us, either in the club room or online for planning the logistics of the day?
Tue30May202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us tonight for another special appearance by Pete Juliano N6QW, on the subject of Troubleshooting.
Thanks, Ray, for organising this.
Sat03Jun202310:00Spinning mill park lane leigh
Mon05Jun202320:00BATC or YouTube RSGB channel
Node-RED is a visual programming language that is very powerful but surprisingly easy to use. The language has matured over recent years and has the potential to be a valuable tool for radio amateurs. In this talk, Mike will provide an introduction to Node-RED programming techniques. He will conclude with a live demonstration to show just how easy it can be to add extra facilities to your rig.
Tue06Jun202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
The talk by Ian G0VGS is an introduction to digital voice with a focus on Yaesu System Fusion. It is based around a presentation with a Q&A at the end. Ian will discuss what digital voice actually is and how we use the technology to improve range and catchment.
This year, the PW 2m contest will be held on 11th June.
WARC will be participating from Pyms Chair near Macclesfield.
Details of the contest may be found here: http://www.pwcontest.org.uk/
Tue13Jun202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
We will be in the safe hands of Peter as he talk us through how to use the equipment at he shack for connecting to the QO-100 satalite. Im sure this will be a very interesting talk for all technical levels.
Tue20Jun202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
One of the great benefits of belonging to a club is access to the equipment and facilities available. Members have been busy over the last few weeks moving and reorganising the test bench at the clubroom. Join us this evening for a live demonstration on how to use some of the equipment available to members.
Sat24Jun2023Fri14Jul202320:00Club shack GB0BAB Burtonwood airbase !
Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift
June 26, 2023 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, an allied humanitarian aid response to the Soviet Union’s land and sea blockade of West Germany at the end of WWII, and which led to the organization of NATO.
Thanks to Colin M0NVJ for all his input !
Tue27Jun202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us for an evening for a video presentation of Satellite and Related Experiments, something here for all levels
Tue04Jul202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us for an evening where club members are invited to demonstrate their latest projects or achievements. Perhaps you have done something different that you normally do and want to share your experience or thoughts (both good and bad) with the rest of the club members - this is your opportunity.
Ideal for 10 minute segments
Last years hunt was great fun . Why not join us this year? The area around the club house is fantastic, even if it’s just a stroll around
Tue18Jul202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us this evening as James talks us through the proposals which OFCOM recently announced to the licensing changes for amateur radio operators.
This is currently in public consultation and OFCOM are keen to hear the views of the radio community before changes are made.
James will lead us through the proposals and lead the conversation on what the changes mean to us. An opportunity to voice your thoughts tonight also.
Tue01Aug202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Why not join us this evening for another show & tell evening?
Do you have a project you are working on? Or a side of the hobby you wish to discuss? Why not give a 10 minute talk and let us all know what you've been doing or working?
Tue15Aug202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us this evening as James (G5JIM) gives us a talk and demo on the his new Tiny SA (handheld spectrum analyser), a great bit of kit.
Tue22Aug202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
An evening to discuss and share experiences and photos etc of what was seen at the clubs recent visit to the OFCOM Baldock site. If you can't make the trip, definitely don't miss his one
Tue29Aug202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Join us tonight for the preliminary plans for Churches On The Air and Railways On The Air - nice to take the hobby out of the shack once in a while 🙂
Couple of years back in the depths of covid, we took part in Churches on the Air.
Plan is to do it again this year (the event, not covid 🙂 )
Tue12Sep202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
CHOTA (Chapels On The Air) took place on the 9th September.
Join us for a discussion on what went on and get feedback from those that were there.
Tue19Sep202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Are you looking at operating from foriegn soil? or a golden beach? or maybe from a vessel at sea?
Join us this evening for a talk on what you need to do to comply with the regulations within all 3 license bands whilst operating amateur equipment away from the UK
Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event.
This year the PW 4m contest is to be held on 24 September
WARC plans to participate again.
Details may be found here: http://www.pwcontest.org.uk/
Tue26Sep202320:00Club room or Zoom code 867 3049 5863
Recently the club took part in both the Railways On The Air event and the PW 4 metre contest.
Join us this evening for a review and look back on both these events. Did you take some photos or make an interesting QSO? Why not share your thoughts and impressions. Perhaps theres something you feel we could improve on for next year, your this eveninf is a perfect oportunity to share your feedback.
Sat07Oct202319:00The Stag, Walton, WA4 6EG
Time once again to leave the radios at home and enjoy a lovely meal with our loved ones
This year we will be visiting The Stag in Walton, Warrington. Under new management, this proves to be a lovely evening to sit and chat and maybe have a good catch-up (whilst putting the world to rights, as ever)
All welcome, but please book in with our secretary if you are looking to dine.
Tue10Oct202320:0020:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
Join us on for an update on the mast maintenance and how it all went.
Followed by a video presentation on portable operations.
It’s a double whammy night 🙂
Come down in person or join in the chat via zoom.
Fri13Oct2023Sun15Oct202310:00Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes
A number of our members will be in attendance at this years convention.
Are you interested in going too? Book early to get the early bird discount.
Tue17Oct202320:0020:00 Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
Join us tonight for a brief presentation on the new WARC Wires-x room and how the installation went.
Also, a roundup on the recent RSGB convention that some members visit recently.
Yes, it’s our second double whammy night in a row 🙂
Tue24Oct202320:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
A few years ago Dave (G8KBB) did a presentation on his homebrew G7LHS SDR – so time for an update.
Made quite a few (software) changes since then as members will know – P25, DStar, M17.
Latest is using it for Packet Radio.
Come along on Tuesday either in person or by zoom and find out about it.
Tue28Nov202320:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
Join us this Tuesday when we will be looking forward to 2024 and how we can build on the success of the last few years and ultimately aim to raise the profile of our club. We would like to hear your suggestions, thoughts and ideas.
So whether it is socialising, club activities, talks, projects or anything else you think we should be involved with please join us and let us know.
As ever, join us at the club house or via zoom.
Tue05Dec202320:00Club and zoom - code 867 3049 5863
Mike and Vincent have been to the microwave round table recently. Why not join us and and hear a resume of what happened there, interspersed with it are a couple of short pieces on possible microwave and TV projects.
As ever, all welcome either in person or via zoom.