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
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
BADARS will soon be doing Foundation Licence training courses
Most of the training is practical, there is a small amount of radio and electronics theory but only enough for you to appreciate things like using the correct fuses in your equipment and how to build an antenna to get the most out of your radio station
These courses will be held in Braintree over one weekend (dates to be confirmed)
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.