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The Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club (TSGARC) has today taken the decision to postpone all future Wednesday evening meetings during the current Corona Virus outbreak.

This decision has been taken to safeguard the health of all members and to comply with the general ‘Delay’ tactic being employed currently. It is currently proposed that this course of action is taken for a period of three months however it will be reviewed regularly and shortened/extended as required.

The forthcoming Annual General Meeting will be postponed until a date in October. Yearly subscriptions will still be collected inline with the current constitution, however yearly subscriptions will only be considered overdue 1 month after weekly meetings re-commence. Should you wish to pay your subscription by bank transfer please email the Treasurer to this effect.

In the meantime…. The current Friday net at 8pm will also be added to with a Wednesday Zoom meeting commencing at 8pm local time. Details for the Zoom meeting will be sent to members by email. The Friday Net will start on 145.500MHz and typically move to 145.450MHz.

The committee wishes every member well at this time.

Paul M0ZMB

Co-opted Ordinary Member

Changes to the programme.

Due to external influences we are unable to meet at the Chantry on the 6th May 2020.

The talk / Q&A from Andy Jenner (G7KNA) our RSGB representative will now be held on 13th May 2020.

On the 6th May we will probably be out and about, details to follow. 

Jamboree On The Air

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TSAGRC will be running a event along side the 1st Sedbury & Tidenham
Scout Group on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October.  

The special event call sign will be GB2SAT.  QRZ.com page. 

JOTA ID: 5GB71J         Maidenhead Locator: IO81QQ      Worked All Britain Square: ST59

We will be running HF, VHF stations along with other things to spark an interest in radio and electronics. The activities will be aligned so the Scouts can gain the
Communicator Badge.

 

Railways on the Air 2019

Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club were once again allowed to operate for Railways on the Air at the Vale of Berkeley Railway on Saturday 21st September 2019.

Railways on the Air (ROTA) usually takes place on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on the 27th September 1825. The first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton.

A number of amateur radio stations operate from heritage railways throughout the country with the aim of contacting as many other stations as possible as well as any other radio amateurs who may be interested. TSGARC managed to contact 13 other railway sites from Helston in the south to Dufftown in the north.

We also managed to contact 2 other special event sations. One was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the KLM airline and the other was celebrating the 101st anniversary of the first Marconi wireless message from North Wales to Australia.

In total we managed 69 contacts in 10 countries including Italy and Slovenia. We were very pleased with the results of our day and would like to thank the members and trustees of the railway who put up with us for the day.

See Vale of Berkeley Railway Website for more information on the railway where the special event station was held.

Thanks also to Ron for the information.

2m Fox Hunt

The fox hunt on Wednesday evening turned into a damp affair and was attended by Mike g0jmd, Paul m0znb , Garry g7nvz and John m0hfh. Peter Barnes m0swn was the fox who had gone to ground in the Mundy Playing fields accompanied by Brittany M6LVB. First hound to see the fox was John m0hfh using body shielding and a hand held, second was Garry g7nvz and Paul m0znb bringing up the rear. We had a cream cup cakes as our prize and returned to rock street around 9.15, a fun evening.