Over the next couple of weeks the club will be building an off centre dipole ready for the forthcoming field weekend. Also we will start to get other things ready for the event.
In July the club will be having a bring and buy event and also start planning for the field day check the programme for dates.
On 29th June Andrew Jenner G7KNA the regional RSGB representative will be coming to the club to give us a presentation on various matters relating to the RSGB. Normally this also includes a Q&A.
Can all members make an effort to attend please.
The travels of one of the teams hunting for Paul (M0ZMB) during the pedestrian foxhunt. Even though the area is quite compact we managed 3 and a 1/2 miles!!
Wednesday 15th of June the clubs pedestrian foxhunt is back.
It takes place within the Thornbury area. For those new to the club and area the has mainly gentle gradients and everyday walking attire would be ok.
The fox will call on 145.500 at 19:30 hours local, will then move to free frequency (usually 145.400 or 145.450). Once on frequency the fox will transmit on this frequency for a couple of minutes then every 10 minutes until the end.
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