RSGB Regional Winner (Region 3 Large Clubs) Club of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017 / RSGB National Club of the Year Finalist – 3rd place in 2017
Advanced Licence – Newbies (14.12.18)
Congratulations to Stephen 2E0ISB who now become M0MWB. Well done from all at SRS
2m Net Thursday 13 December 2018 – 145.375 +/- (12.12.18)
Please don’t forget this Thursday’s 2 meter net on 145.375 +/-qrm at 7.30pm. I will be running the net from the Winter Hill, with the Club’s call sign G8SRS/p.
Gaining from my previous experience transmitting from such high spot attracts huge audience from licenced amateur operators from further a field than usual “local” net, so I’m going to encourage them to join in and participate. Please tune in and say hello.
73 – Slawek M0SQJ
Radio Night Tuesday 11 December 2018 (10.12.18)
While Neil M6NAE will be concentrating on VHF digital, there will be an HF station set up, too, with which we hope to make European contacts on the 80- and 40-metre bands. Also, there’ll be Morse practice from 7pm, as normal.
Hope to see you there. Evan M0TJU
ANS-341.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin – JY1SAT now Jordan-OSCAR 97 (JO-97) (07.12.18)
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
In this Special Bulletin:
* JY1Sat now Jordan-OSCAR 97 (JO-97)
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-341.02
ANS-341.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin JY1Sat now
Jordan-OSCAR 97 (JO-97)
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 341.02
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD
DATE December 7, 2018
To All RADIO AMATEURS
On December 3rd, 2018, JY1Sat was launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle
from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Part of Spaceflight’s
SSO-A: Smallsat Express launch, JY1Sat is a project of the Crown
Prince Foundation of Jordan. Telemetry has been received and decoded
around the world since the launch.
At the request of the Crown Prince Foundation, AMSAT hereby desig-
nates JY1Sat as Jordan-OSCAR 97 (JO-97). We congratulate the owners
and operators of JO-97, thank them for their contribution to the
amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this
and future projects.
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator
[ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations /
OSCAR Number Administrator for the above information]
For a limited time, new and rewewing AMSAT members
will receive a free digital copy of
“Getting Started with Amateur Satellites”
In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers life memberships,
and sustaining donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to
receive additional benefits. Application forms are available from
the AMSAT Office.
Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the
student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space,
This week’s ANS Contributing Editor,
JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA
Club Nets – 70cm, 2m and 6m – Full listing upto end of 2019 (05.12.18)
Please see below two links to two new pages on the SRS website – https://www.g8srs.co.uk
These are the listings for the club nets that SRS are running. Please feel free to join any net. If you are interested in becoming a Net Controller, please contact Alan G0ROW at any club meeting to discuss further.
Once we have dates and further information on the digital nets, these will also be published on the web, google groups and social media.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Digital Modes on a Radio Night 11 December 2018 (04.12.18)
A few weeks ago a digital group was created at the club. So on each radio night, I will bring along the a DV-mega Bluestack for D-star, Fusion and DMR, as well as a Icom ID51 D-star handheld. and a laptop. If any members wish to have a try at digital radio they can, or if you have a C4FM handheld please bring it along and I will link your radio to the hotspot for you to access the world of Fusion.
As the group is new, I would like all the members with digital stations and radio hotspots. to share there views and if they have made there own hotspot. please tell us how you did it. lol.
I don’t know everything about digital so the more we share our views, the better the group becomes.
i have created a digital file which is left at the club. If any members would like to know about D-star reflectors ect, also a DMR list. and there is a setup guide for the DV-mega Bluestack. inc software. I am happy to help any member get started into digital, this includes writing the icf files for D-star.
DMR radio code plugs can be found on the clubs facebook page for you to download. Please come along on radio night and have a look and have a chat… it just another mode that is growing fast
2m Net Wednesday 28 November 2018 – 145.375+/- 7.30pm (27.11.18)
Please dont forget this Wednesday’s 2 meter net on 145.375 +/-qrm at 7.30pm. I will be running the net from the Winter Hill, with my own callsign M0SQJ/p.so please call in and say hello
73 – Slawek M0SQJ
Skills Night – Mag Loop Building and Morse Class Tuesday 27 November 2018 (26.11.18)
Work will continue on Tuesday night on the 40/80m mag Loop with the morse class taking place also at 7.30.
See you all then.
Lindars Radio (22.11.18)
I have a chat with Justin recently from Lindars Radio, and I have agreed to send out his details on our website.
www.amateurradiosales.co.uk Company Name: LINDARS RADIOS We specialise in the 2nd hand amateur radio market, buying and selling all sorts of equipment. We currently advertise in practical wireless etc…….
Radio Night – Digital Fusion and D-Star Hands on Tuesday 20 Novemeber 2018 (19.11.18)
Neil M6NAE has just received an email to see if he can do a digital demo again. So this Tuesday will be a Digital Radio Night. Neil will bring along my ICOM ID51 plus 2 handhelds and his DV Mega Blue Stack Hotspot. These will be set up for a digital demostration.
With you help also, Keith 2E0JPY has agreed to bring his Yaesu Fusion handheld, and so has Nigel 2E0CKA. Neil will demonstrate what the world of Dstar has to off and also Yaesy C4FM Fusion. If everyone remembers to bring the C4FM Fusion handhelds with them.
UPDATE : Can members with Yaesu C4FM FT70d Fusion handhelds, please bring them to the club tonight for the demo. As you will be able to link upto my dvmega bluestack and you will be able to give a call on the c4fm network. I will have the icom id51 plus 2 handheld for dstar. also m0-sqj Slawek. is bringing his icom id5100 which i think is in his car. So we can have a few contacts..this is a hands on demo.. no talking…lol Also i will show the latest version of the dvmega bluestack as well..
see you all later this evening..
Annual General Meeting – 18 December 2018 7.30pm MEMBERS ONLY (19.11.18)
In accordance with the 2017 SRS Constitution, I am hereby giving all members a minimum of 21 days’ notice of the above event. Your current 2018 committee is
Principal Members – Chair Tony M0SAV / Vice-Chair Alan G0ROW / Treasurer Evan M0TJU / Secretary Heather M6HNS
Ordinary Members – Membership Secretary/SK Liaison Nigel 2E0CKA / Course Secretary John M0JFM / SRS Contest Group Co-ordinator Bernard G3SHF / Narsa Manager/HF Ladder Manager Peter M1PTR / Station Manager Phil M0XYA / Assistant Station Manager Nigel 2E0NGE / Social Outings Manager Kieron M5KJM
As of the AGM, Phil M0XYA has asked to step down from the Committee. We wish Phil all the best and thank him for all his work during his term on the Committee.
The new proposal for approval at the AGM is as follows – The above Committee has agreed in principal to stand for another year, with the following changes ; Assistant Station Manager Nige 2E0NGE to step up to Station Manager, and we wish to add a new member to the Committee – Neil M6NAE as Digital Radio Co-ordinator. Neil has been with SRS for three years which abides with the rules of the constitution. These requests have been put to these two members who have agreed in principal to accept this position, if the membership agree at the AGM.
The Agenda of the meeting shall be:
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
- Matters arising
- Treasurers Report
- Secretary’s Report
- Chairman’s remarks
- Election of New Chairman
- Election of Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
- Election of Ordinary Members of the Committee
- Election of Auditors
- Any other business
Items to be raised under ‘any other business’ must be notified, to the Secretary, at least one meeting prior to the AGM (i.e. no later than 11 December 2018)
Any queries please let me know. Regards Heather Stanley – M6HNS Secretary / Media Manager / SRS Rally
Narsa 28 April 2018 – Bring and Buy (17.11.18)
Along with Pete M1PTR and Nigel 2E0CKA, I recently went to the Narsa meeting, and a request has been made from the team to ask clubs if they have any members who would be willing to assist for a few hours on the bring and buy stand. They are not asking for you to be there all day, but would like some support.
If you are interested, could you let me know. Please do not say yes, and then not turn up, as this could put the bring and buy team under pressure thinking they have your support. I am at the club on Tuesday if you want any further information.
Many thanks Heather Stanley – M6HNS
Friday the 23rd november net new trial…. (16.11.18)
The Friday net on the 23rd of November is moving for a trial, to see if we can hear everybody on the net. So the new frequency will be. GB3-MR.. REPEATER AT –7.30PM..
If the repeater is occupied we will go back to the normal frequency of 433.525 mhz. Tony M0SAV suggested this two weeks ago.. the repeater details are below..
please call in and say hello.. some members need the points to help them gain there awards..
Please check your radio’s ready for a trial on GB3MR Bowstones (Stockport) repeater.Details are
Many thanks. neil m6nae
2m Net 145.375 +/- 7.30pm Thursday 15 November 2018
Please dont forget this Thursday’s 2 meter net on 145.375 +/-qrm at 7.30pm. I will be standing in for Nigel 2e0cka..so please call in and say hello…
see you thursday – 7.3 neil m6nae
6m Net 51.550 fm +/- 7.30pm Tonight Tuesday 13 November (12.11.18)
Don’t forget we have a 6m net tonight on the normal frequency of 51.550 +/- FM. We have a new Net Controller for the 6m nets – Keith 2E0JPY – give Keith a call tonight.
73s Heather – M6HNS
70cm Net Friday 9 November 2018 (09.11.18)
Good Morning All – Please dont forget Fridays 70cm net on 433.525mhz +/- qrm, at the new start time 7.30pm.
Dont be shy call in and say hello, speak with you all later this evening.
7.3 neil m6nae
SRS Meeting Tuesday, 6 November: Oliver Heaviside: Forgotten British Radio Pioneer (04.11.18)
His name may ring a bell with you, but you probably didn’t know that Oliver Heaviside was one of trail blazers of electronics and radio – right up there with Faraday, Maxwell, Hertz and Marconi – as SRS member Pete Singleton will explain. Also, Morse practice from 7pm.
73 Evan M0TJU
70cm Friday Net – Revised time 7.30pm 433.525 +/- (01.11.18)
The Friday 70cm net on 433.525mhz for the next two weeks we have changed the start time of the net to the new time of 7.30pm. so thats the 2nd Nov and the 9th Nov.
Many thanks to the members who called into the net last Friday. i think moving the start time of the net to a evening will allow other members working a chance to have a chat with other club members.
Many thanks Neil M6NAE
Digital Talk – Who would like another talk? (24.10.18)
After speaking with Evan last night, how many member’s would like another, D-star and Yaesu CF4M Fusion demonstration night at the club, as a few members missed the last one. This will include a Icom id4100 2/70 mobile, an Icom id51e plus 2 handheld for D-star and a Yaesu FTM-7250 2/70 mobile for Yaesu C4FM Fusion and the DV Mega bluestack, which act’s as your own repeater / hot spot running very low power and poss dmr radio. This would be a hands on demonstration. Please email me through the google group if you are interested, and I will confirm the date with Evan
Many thanks. Neil M6NAE
Fridays 70cm net on 433.525 26 October 2018 REVISED TIME (24.10.18)
Please don’t forget this Friday’s 70cm net on 433.525 +/- qrm. The time of the net has been changed this week to 7.30pm. This will allow people who are working all day, the chance to join in on the net. Speak with you all on Friday. 7.3 Neil M6NAE
Scouts Participate using Funcub via AMSAT (22.10.18)
Skills Night – Tuesday 23 October 2018 (22.10.18)
Morse practice at SRS meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night, 7pm and the guys will be carrying on with the mag loop building
Items for Sale (10.10.18)
If you are interested in any of these items, please contact Nigel 2E0CKA – email@example.com or 07450 942821.
2m Net – Thursday 11 October 2018 – 145.375 +/_ (09.10.18)
Just a reminder Thursday is the 2 Meter net on 145.375 +or- QRM starting at 19.30 BST. I will be in the chair again using the club call sign G6UQ. Hope to hear you all on air.
73 & 88 de Tony M0SAV
6m Net – Tuesday 9 October 2018 – 51.550 fm (08.10.18)
Tuesday evening 9 October – 6 Meter Net. The members net will commence at 19.30 BST on 51.550 + or – QRM. In the chair will be Tony M0SAV using the club call sign G8SRS. All members welcome to join in, just call “BREAK” in between overs. A gap will be left between overs for you you to call in.
73 de To M0SAV
Update (10.10.18) – Thank you to all members who joined the 6 Meter net Tuesday 9th Oct. It was a pleasure to hear you on the air, and exceptionally nice to hear Elaine 2E1BVS. Unfortunately Ray M1REK, none of us could hear you from the cloud. We did put out some calls for you and left gaps between overs. Let me know if you did hear us.
73 & 88 de Tony M0SAV
Everything You Wanted to Know About Magnetic Loop Antennas’ -Talk Night Tuesday 2 October 2018 (01.10.18)
Our largely urban existence means that many of us are not able to put up sizeable HF antennas. However, mag loop aerials can deliver both compactness and performance, as SRS member Phil Evans M0HNJ will explain.
Also, Morse practice will be on at on at 7pm, as usual.
73 Evan M0TJU
Saturday 29 September – Club of the Year Presentation at Hamfest – SRS are in the final 3 (29.09.19)
6 weeks ago, I was very excited to receive an email informing me that OUR club had got through to the Nationals for Club of the Year – a massive achievement for our club. So a little bit of sneakyness asking who was going on the Saturday as we want to do a photo with members who were at Hamfest!!!!! Unbeknown to the members it was actually for the presentation. Unfortunately a lot of our members were going up on the Friday, and a lot were also contesting in the CQWW Rtty 48 hour contest. Myself, Nigel 2E0CKA, Tony M0SAV, Neil M6NAE, Nigel 2E0NGE, Bob G4GDG, John M0JFM, Jim M6URD (and son), and Lee M6OLK along with his XYL attended the event. We came 3rd – and the club were very please with this. Lets get 2nd next year.
Thanks to RSGB and Waters and Stanton for the award.
Tuesday 25 September – Skills Night – more on the Mag Loop build (24.09.18)
Tomorrow night is a skills nights, and Neil M6NAE, along with Tom M0DCG and other members will be continuing the Mag Loop building from the previous skills night. Please come along and have a go.
Also Morse class will be on from 7pm as normal.
Tuesday 18 September – Fusion C4FM D Star ‘hands on’ demonstration with Neil M6NAE (17.09.18)
Tuesday 11 September – 6m net 51.550 mhz 7.45pm (09.09.18)
The coming Tuesday Alan G0ROW will be running the 6m net (subject to all new kit working correctly). We will be operating on 51.550mhz at the revised time of 7.45pm – please call in.
Sunday 9 September – Mast and Antenna Maintenance Day & Shack clearout!! (07.09.18)
This Sunday will see a team of members from SRS doing some maintenance to all the antennas and mast, and updating software on the radio stations. We will also be clearing out the shack and tidying up the storage room.
10 September 2018 – Thanks to Phil M0XYA, Nige 2E0CKA, Nigel 2E0NGE and Neil M6NAE for maintaining the masts and antennas, also Roy G6RSU for helping with the software on the stations. Thanks to Tony M0SAV and Alan G0ROW and me! for clearing/tidying the shack. Heth M6HNS
Thanks to Neils Daughter for lunch – it was lovely.
Tuesday 4 September – Presentation Night – IOTA DXpedition to Arranmore Island (02.09.18)
In late July, five intrepid members of the SRS Contest Group travelled to the island of Arranmore, off the remote northwest coast of the Irish Republic, to take part in the annual IOTA (Islands On The Air) Contest. The planning, adventure – and the drama – involved in setting up and operating from such a far-flung location will be shown during Tuesday night’s presentation.
P.S. Morse practice at 7pm.
Hope to see you there. 73 Evan M0TJU
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