Very successful – many thanks for everyone turning out on such a winter’s night.
The club is going to run a WSPR Contest for members again this year.
The month will be MARCH has been chosen because hopefully as it encompasses the Spring Solstice we may have better conditions.
At the moment HF propagation is pretty dire.
The Rules will be simplified from last year, and also the scoring made easier.
The new rules have been made and I will send them out in the next day or two.
So get the dust off of the WSPR equipment and keep an eye out for the Rules update.
This should be an interesting talk, as many UK Amateurs have bought this new Icom Transceiver.
The ICOM 7300 – A new user’s impressions of this fascinating new transceiver.
Do try to attend, I am sure you will find it an interesting talk. By Mike G0KAD and Alex M1YAP.
to start 20:00 Prompt.
On Weds the 23rd Nov Crawley ARC hosted the annual challenge event this year with Horsham ARC.
Horsham brought a strong team of 5 this year to Hut 18 no doubt eager to keep the Cup they won last year.
In the end in a close run challenge, the CARC team managed to win by about 3 minutes.
Hopefully the Horsham team had fun, and no doubt will think of a devious challenge next year
to try to regain the cup.
Well done to all.
Hi all just a reminder
This week end is the annual CQ Magazine. DX Contest,
So the bands should be alive with Dx
a good opportunity to add a few more new ones to your DXCC Score.
Just a reminder, that we have a talk tonight by Alwyn Seeds G8DOH,
Choosing a VHF / UHF Radio
This should be a very interesting talk, as Alwyn is professionally involved in
testing VHF/ UHF equipment, and is also a member of the CARC RATS contest team.
The Talk starts at 20:00 prompt at Hut 18
This Sunday 16 Oct between 1000 and 1400L (0900-1300Z) is the 50MHz Affiliated Societies contest. Every member of the club who takes part and submits a log will contribute to the overall club score.
The rules can be found here
The contest exchange comprises a signal report, serial number, locator and for UK stations the first two letters of your postcode.
I’d recommend the MINOS logging software as it’s optimised for contest exchanges and produces the entry ready for upload to the RSGB contest website.
MINOS can be downloaded here http://minos.sourceforge.net/
and to enter the contest upload your entry (edi file) here http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfenter.pl
If anybody fancies having a go and has any questions drop me a line at email@example.com
Oh and don’t worry about getting anything wrong with the entry as I’m also adjudicating!
Hope to work you in the contest
We had a very interesting and amusing talk by Walter G3JKV on Antenna’s and why we need them.
this weds at Hut 18, Those who couldn’t make missed a very good presentation.
Just to say thanks to all those who gave their time to make this a very good event at Hut 18.
I think all visitors had a good time.
Keith G3VKW Chairman