Don’t forget club net is held on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays).
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
21st to 22nd October with the Halstead and Colne Valley Scouts.
We operated from Earls Colne Scout Hut, Station Road in Earls Colne
using the call sign GB1HCV.
This was the first time we had used DMR via GB7HA repeater for JOTA.
DMR was operated by Neil M0NAS and Colin M6NCU during the weekend and over 40 contacts made in different coutries via this mode including England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Canada and Ben N6ELF in Pearland 7850km away in the USA.
HF was operated by Melvin G0EMK over the weekend making contacts in Russia and a special call sign in Budapest Hungary HG500T. Several contacts made by Geoff G1GNQ via 2m on the Saturday even though being stationed in a valley made this difficult.
While all the operating was going on Edwin G0LPO, Neville G8CDG and John M5AJB completed some electrical constriction kits with the scouts and cubs.
The Cub and Scouts who attended this years JOTA all enjoyed themselves even camping in the cold and windy conditions.
BADARS operated from the Ridgewell Air Museum on the 9th September from 11.00 with the call sign GB0RID.
The Ridgewell Air Field Museum is a growing private collection celebrating the life and times of the British and American servicemen and women that were stationed here. This year Ridgewell Air Museum is celebrating 75th anniversary of the 90th (B) RAF arriving.
The club took part in a HF field contest on Saturday 1st September in Stisted.
We only operated for 4 hours to test our ability to take part in any future contests and it was a chance to try computer logging for the first time. During this event we managed to make 51 contacts in 11 different countries including 2 contacts in Japan. Total points 1958, that’s good for the first time and only operating for a short period
A big thank you to all that took part in this club event.
BADARS took part in (ROTA) Railways on the air over the weekend of 22nd &23rs September
Despite the weather Colne Valley Railway in Castle Hedingham still had many visiters
We used the call sign GB0CVR and we operating HF, 2m/70cm & DMR via GB7HA