What’s On

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 145.350MHz +/-

Zoom code 867 3049 5863 or contact us for more details!

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021
    20:00Own Shack Via Zoom

    This talk-presentation on LA1ASK, by Peter Ebsworth, LB0K & G8CBK, is really of the history of broadcasting around the city of Bergen and especially of the transmitting site at Erdal.The first MW AM Tx was thrown up in a part of the city, then finally moved to a site giving coverage to the city centre and to the westerly coastal area.Having been shut down in 1978 it’s ‘rescue’ from demolition was partly due to a member of the Bergen Group of NRRL. A number of members from this group are now some of those providing guidance and research into the history of the installation. These people have formed a ‘Friends group’ if you like, and we keep an eye on the buildings and contents in return for using the building as a clubhouse.The Telefunken TX itself is still untouched, and in situ, it is a good illustration of the efforts put into glorifying technological advances still in the 20s and 30s. And the Marconi transmitter is also still in place in the basement.One of the remits we have is to continue broadcasting from the site, as a museum activity and to keep a (national) presence on the Medium Waves, this is fulfilled on the two frequencies of 1314 and 1611KHz. We are now using more modern FET based transmitters.
    We also have the concession for 830KHz, and are active on FM 93.8MHz with another concession.

    Brief details of Peter LB0K are: Licensed in 1995-6 as LB0K, after 3-4 attempts. Came from SW London many years ago.Worked in marine positioning and surveying systems, in several places. And for the last 12 years I have been instructing on the courses for the license exam.There is just the one level here and the exam is set a couple of times each year in different places.Up to this year we had collectively aided 130 people with getting their licenses and now have 22 participants from around the country taking web based instruction, soaking up information, and posing difficult questions!

  • Tue
    27
    Apr
    2021
    08:00Own shack via Zoom

    Bury Radio Society invite us to share this talk via Zoom:  ID 773 073 0073

    Frank Howell K4FMH presents a fascinating insight into our modern HF rigs looking at their price, their performance as measured by Rob Sherwood and reviews on eham.net. Do you get what you pay for? Are expensive transceivers really worth it? Join us on this presentation to find out.

    Frank has an enthusiasm for electronics and radio that spans over six decades. He serves as the ARRL Assistant Director (Delta Division) and is an ardent amateur radio podcaster and journalist.

  • Tue
    04
    May
    2021
    20:00Own shack Via Zoom

    The current version (v6) of this popular HF SSB/CW transceiver kit was adopted as a club project earlier this year and club members will share their experiences and thoughts after building this rig.

    Steve, M0MOI will give an overview of the unit and some thoughts on the superheterodyne approach.  Dave, G8KBB will present measurements on Mike’s, G4VSS completed rig and Peter, G4LLG will look back at his earlier version of the radio and show some mods and software alternatives.

    Details of the project are posted on the WARC website.

  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    20:00Own Shack Via Zoom

    Bury Radio Society invite us to share this talk via ZooM:  ID 773 073 0073

    Join us for a very entertaining and informative evening with no other than Callum M0MCX, DX Commander - a YouTube celebrity no less.

    Callum will be talking to us about making a multiband vertical antenna, explaining how it works, and what kind of performance to expect. A multiband vertical antenna can offer great performance with a very limited footprint, and with the added versatility that it can operate on multiple bands. Visit him here: https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/

     

  • Mon
    17
    May
    2021
    20:00https://rsgb.org/main/blog/tonight-at-eight/2021/03/08/17-may-2021-discover-more-about-amateur-radio-direction-finding-by-ardf-chair-bob-titterington-g3ory/
  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021
    20:00Own Shack Via Zoom

    Bury Radio Society invite us to share this talk via Zoom: ID 773 073 0073

    Don Field G3XTT will take us through the fascinating properties of the 6m and 4m Bands which results in people calling them "The Magic Bands".

    The propagation properties of these bands, as they are nestled between the HF bands and the VHF bands, give remarkable and often unexpected results.

    These propagation properties attract enthusiasts who seek out these often unpredictable properties but with incredible results.

    Don has also written the book, "The Magic Bands" which covers 6m and 4m. The book is available from the RSGB, Practical Wireless and Amazon.

    Don Field G3XTT is a well-known person in amateur radio, having been on the board of the RSGB, carried out DXPeditions, and is the editor of Practical Wireless.

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    20:00https://rsgb.org/main/blog/tonight-at-eight/2021/03/08/7-june-2021-an-introduction-to-meteor-scatter-communications-by-gavin-nesbitt-mm1bxf/

    https://rsgb.org/main/blog/tonight-at-eight/2021/03/08/7-june-2021-an-introduction-to-meteor-scatter-communications-by-gavin-nesbitt-mm1bxf/

  • Mon
    05
    Jul
    2021
    20:00https://rsgb.org/main/blog/tonight-at-eight/2021/03/05/5-july-2021-assessing-your-station-against-icnirp-emf-levels-by-rsgb-emc-chair-john-rogers-m0jav/

    https://rsgb.org/main/blog/tonight-at-eight/2021/03/05/5-july-2021-assessing-your-station-against-icnirp-emf-levels-by-rsgb-emc-chair-john-rogers-m0jav/