Don’t forget club net is held on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays), when we have a 5th Tuesday in the month the club net will operate via the BZ repeater .
Over the last few nets we have been having an increase in the amount of members taken part.
The committee decided that it would benefit members if old copies of the club magazine were available from the web site. Each month a PDF file of the previous months magazine will be available for download. To read the file directly it will be necessary for the viewer to have Adode Reader or a similar PDF reader installed on their PC
BADARS set up a station for VHF National Field Day 2019 in Stisted near Braintree.
144 MHz station we used an Icom IC749 into a 12 Ele ZL Special.
432 MHz used a Yaesu FT897 into a 24 element beam.
The club didn’t operate for the full 24 hours. We used this opportunity to bush up on our skills for future contests which the club intends to take part in. Also to check our set up and that all our equipment is fully working?? and what equipment we might require for any future contests that the club may take part in.
144 MHz managed 73 QSOs and 432 MHz made 9 QSOs
This event was well tended by club member over the weekend with Tony G0IAG camping at the station over the weekend.
A big thank you to Geoff G1GNQ for setting up the station and of course for the catering including the very large cooked breakfast on the Sunday morning.
BADARS Summer camp was held the weekend of 10th and 11th August.
Despite the weather this was well attended over the weekend by club members.
G0DEC stayed for three night with M0NAS and N6NCU staying only the Saturday night and managed to operate until 03.30
The club large tent was damaged with the winds during the Saturday and will need replacing for the next summer camp.
GB3BZ is now a dual moded with analoge and DMR running on a MMDVM repeater.
GB3BZ has been having a few issue since becoming a dual mode one problem has been the TYTMD380. For some reason Tytera TYT MD380 are not able to open the DMR side of the repeater and be able to maintain a conversation at this current time, we are still trying to resolve this issue. So far this has been the only DMR handheld we have found to have issues with this new set up.