The Committee voted unanimously (6 present) last night that the rules be amended slightly to only cover bands that can be worked by holders of all thee classes of licence (Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced) in order to level the playing field and stimulate competition. At present this only affects entrants with 60m spots, and for a little while the results may continue to include these due to the complexity of extracting the data. Apologies for this late change, but we thought it only fair to those newer to the hobby.
The Club Talk for Weds March 22nd, Will be by Paul Phillips G7KBR,
GB7MH Upgrades: Paul’s talk will be on GB7MH, the AFRG 70cms repeater located at Turners Hill, which now operates in dual mode D-Star/DMR after a recent upgrade, and includes the design of the Multi-Mode Digital Voice Mode (MMDVM) repeater. Also a brief overview of the UK Brandmeister Network, of which GB7MH is part.
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.
annual Project contest for the G3VVB trophy. Please do bring along your constructed
equipment or project and enter. Entries do not necessarily need to have been
finished during the last year.Please note that the contest will also accept software
entries as well as hardware. The winner of this round will go on to be considered,
together with entries from all the other round tables over a year both before
and after this event.
sell then please bring it along. The Crawley club also intend to sell the majority of
the late Derek G3GRO’s microwave equipment at this event, although no details
of the contents are currently available.
chipbank to you at the meeting. If you have a forthcoming project then why not
contact Mike beforehand to place your orders,which are free for UKuW group
come along and have a good chat, support the construction contest heat and
hear the talks.
This weekend is the RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) contest. It runs from 1200UTC on Saturday for 24 hours on all the normal HF bands.
As a first for CARC I’m proposing we try a 12 hour multi operator SSB entry from the club.
We’ll be using the short contest call G3M which is allowed in this contest.
All club members are welcome to come along and have a go or just find out what it’s all about.
I’m expecting at most about 500 QSOs in the 12 hours so the rate won’t be frantic and should be within the abilities of everyone who fancies having a crack.
Hope to see you there.
Just a Reminder that tomorrow Weds 22nd June is a Talk by Bob Burns G3OOUon
“Off Air frequency Standards “
The Talk starts Promptly at 20:00 Local at Hut 18.
The Crawley Amateur Radio Club gave a respectful ” Good Bye ” to our Late Club President Derek’s G3GRO at Crawley Crematorium on Thursday the 16th June.
Many of his friends from various Amateur Radio Clubs and Interest Groups attended.
He will be sadly missed.
Very Sad News
Derek G3GRO our Club President passed away on Friday 27th May.
Which was quite unexpected.
When I have the funeral arrangements confirmed, I will post them on here.
The Bath-based Advanced distance learning team are now enrolling for their next course that will run from early July to December.