The clubs constitution has been amended and uploaded to the site. It is also available as a PDF document.
The normal stance of amateur radio is that it is apolitical. However, it is clear that recent actions by the Russian Federation and their military have crossed a line and the RSGB cannot in this instance remain neutral.
The policy of the RSGB is that we will follow the actions of the mainstream sporting bodies with regard to all activities of a competitive nature such as contests and ARDF. Russian and Belarusian radio amateurs are therefore currently ineligible to participate in any event that is organised/sponsored by the RSGB.
The policy of the RSGB in commercial activities is that we will refrain from trade with Russia and Belarus until further notice.
For RSGB Contests, until further notice, all logs received from stations in the Russian Federation or Belarus will be treated as check logs.
I have recently been using a half G5RV; very effective for medium distance communications and occasionally Dx.
I recently tried to set up a CW practise sked into north Devon on 40m (7.0 mhz), signals were very weak RST 218 sent at 100 watts with QRM and QSB. Seems this may be the skip zone.
The answer could be NVIS antennas which could also give an opportunity for HF SSB club net, and more contacts in the uk, WAB and SOTA .
Seems worthy of an experiment so Rex and myself will try some experiments as weather allows.
Let me know if you set up and NVIS antenna and want to try some experiments
Today the wx forecast was cloudy and windy but no rain; I traveled to Bredon Tower with my Hand held 2/70 Baofeng. It was wet and slippery under foot and my skying experience was very useful going downhill on muddy wet grass!. I activated the summit talking to G8LDP in Worcester on 5 watts a qso of 18 miles on 2m, thank you Keith. The round trip from the car park was 3 miles and the elevation for the walk was 184m from the car park. If your interested in joining me on one of the activations i would be pleased with your company.
Thursday evening 6th January 2022 at 19.30hrs utc Mike Gloistein a polar medal recipient and electronics officer aboard RSS Sir David Attenborough is giving a talk on zoom
meeting id 910 1469 1372
Ben 2e0BMT has made a set of youtube videos describing and showing how to build an Allstar node from start to finish.
He uses Peter G7RPG ‘s design.
watch part 1 below for the parts list,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-olIcP_7Lo – Idiots guide Part 1
to enter the competition subscribe to youtube and like the competition video.
would make a great club project.
On Christmas Eve morning, Friday December 24th 2021,
SAQ Grimeton is scheduled* to be on the air, to send out a Christmas message to the whole world, using the 97 year old 200kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW.
Transmission & YouTube Live stream
08:25 CET (07:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
08:30 CET (07:30 UTC): Start up and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
09:00 CET (08:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.
We are planning to carry our some test transmission on Dec 23rd, approximately between 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (15:00 UTC). SAQ will be on air shorter periods of time during this interval, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to email@example.com.
In addition the following stations will be broadcasting simultaneously:-
Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 3.535 kHz CW
– 7.035 kHz CW
– 14.035 KHz CW
– 3.755 kHz SSB
– 7.140 kHz SSB
have a great Christmas on the radio
Please keep an I on the programme.
The first event we have coming up is the Chairman’s quiz and social evening.
This will be followed by a two week closure due to the Chantry being closed.
Coming up in the New Year will be Tiago doing part two of his talk on DMR radio, this one is more practical, get to see it in action.