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Advanced Licence – Newbies (14.12.18)

Congratulations to Stephen 2E0ISB who now become M0MWB.  Well done from all at SRS

 

 

 

New post on AMSAT-UK (12.12.18)

 

 

 

ARISS contact planned for students in Kenilworth, Warwickshire

by m5aka

Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT with Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, Kenilworth, United Kingdom.

The event is scheduled Friday, December 14, 2018 at approximately 1255 GMT with live streaming starting from 1200 GMT at https://live.ariss.org/

The conversation will be conducted in English.

The contact will be a direct operated by GB4KSN.

The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM and can be received on your phone or tablet via the Farnham WebSDR

School Information:

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is located in the historic town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire England, we are effectively in the dead centre of England.
The school is made up of 1880 students and just over 200 teaching and support staff.

We are a true comprehensive school meaning that we do not select students on their academic abilities when starting school and teach students with a range of academic abilities. This being said, we are the top performing non selective school in the whole of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull based on last year’s GCSE results and have been judged as an Outstanding school by Ofsted and have recently been awarded World Class School status.

The school has a successful and very popular Space, Rocket and Robotics extra-curricular club run by Mr Harwood – Suther. Students have taken part in many activities such as building their own Galilean telescopes, rocket cars and taking part in a number of robotic competitions organised by VEX, as well as taking part in regular stargazing events. We have also been extremely lucky to have hosted samples of moon rock for our students to look at on two occasions.

The school has also been awarded the Space Education Quality Mark (Silver) as well as the Teen Tech Award Centre for Innovation (Silver).

GB4KSN antenna mast

Students First Names & Questions:

1. Max B. (Age 11): What surprised you the most when you entered space?
2. Jacob G. (Age 12): Do you believe there is some form of living extra-terrestrial intelligent lifeforms beyond earth, not just bacteria and fossils?
3. Eva R. (Age 11): During your training would you be able to describe your hardest moment and your most enjoyable experience from your training?
4. George J. (Age 11): How do you find the food in space compared to when you are back on earth?
5. Anya B. (Age 11): When you were a child did you always know you wanted to be an astronaut and fly to space?
6. John T. (Age 13): Where would you prefer to live, on board The ISS or Earth?
7. Elin B. (Age 11): What kind of plant life can be grown on the ISS as there is no oxygen or CO2 in space?
8. Alfie S. (Age 11): Why do liquids when poured out in space, always form round blobs?
9. Freddie B-S. (Age 12): From information that I have read, male astronauts say that “space” smells very metallic. Is it any different for female astronauts in space?
10. Dorottya V. (Age 12): How will it be possible to live on Mars and plant trees, flowers, and create an earth like environment?
11. Sam S. (Age 13): If you are in space, how does the zero gravity make you taller?
12. Clarissa/Elly (Age 12): Is the sunrise brighter than on earth?
13. Simon B. (Age 12): I am interested about Europa which orbits Jupiter. If life was found on Europa, what are the biological protocols to protect indigenous life and samples on or from other worlds?
14. Esme H. (Age 11): How long did it take to get used to life on the space station?
15. Matthew K. (Age 11): What is the daily day to day routine in regards to personal hygiene?
16. Megan M. (Age 12): This is your first visit to the to the International Space Station. What are your thoughts on another opportunity and perhaps take part in a spacewalk?
17. Nuala R. (Age 13): Does it feel like you’re moving when you’re on the ISS or do you just feel as though you are floating in the emptiness of space?
18. Lior I. (Age 14): What do you think will change in space stations in the future decade?
19. Melody H. (Age 11): What’s your favourite thing to do in space?
20. Flora V. (Age 11): When you come back to earth do you see the earth differently than you did before you left?
21. Tom E. (Age 11): What is the strangest thing you have seen in space?

About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters’ interest in science, technology, and learning.

The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/ 

73, Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

How to hear the ISS, with an amateur radio transceiver, scanner or by listening online on your phone or tablet via a WebSDR https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/how-to-hear-the-iss/

The event will be streamed live from 1200 GMT at https://live.ariss.org/

m5aka | December 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm | Tags: Amateur Radio, ARISS, Ham Radio, ISS | Categories: Daily Updates | URL: https://wp.me/p2Mn4x-8wf

 

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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

ANS-341.02

 

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

BID: $ANS-341.02

 

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.

 

73,

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA

AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator

 

[ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations /

  OSCAR Number Administrator for the above information]

 

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         For a limited time, new and rewewing AMSAT members

                will receive a free digital copy of

              “Getting Started with Amateur Satellites”

 

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/EX

 

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

information.

 

73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space,

 

This week’s ANS Contributing Editor,

 

JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM

k9jkm at amsat dot org

 

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Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

 

 

 

 

New post on AMSAT-UK

 

 

 

Es’hail-2 ham radio transponders in TX Factor show

by m5aka

Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite – credit Es’hailSat

In Episode 22 of the popular amateur radio show TX Factor, AMSAT-UK’s Graham Shirville G3VZV explains what to expect when the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 is in full operation.

This episode features two new exciting radios. There’s a sneak preview of the Yaesu FTdx 101 hybrid transceiver and a comprehensive overview of the high-performance Icom IC-R6800 general coverage receiver.

Pete Sipple M0PSX visits the 2018 RSGB Convention. We chat with Graham Shirville G3VZV with an update on the latest news from AMSAT-UK including what to expect when the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 is in full operation. And more down to earth, Bob Mccreadie G0FGX ventures into the controversial world of Network Radio!

Watch TX Factor – Episode 22 (TXF022)

Es’hail-2 https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/geosynchronous/eshail-2/

AMSAT-UK: http://amsat-uk.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmsatUK
Facebook: https://facebook.com/AmsatUK
YouTube: https://youtube.com/AmsatUK

m5aka | December 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm | Tags: Amateur Radio, Es’hail-2, Geostationary, Ham Radio, satellite | Categories: Daily Updates | URL: https://wp.me/p2Mn4x-8vY

 

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Fox-1Cliff Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 95 (AO-95) (05.12.18)

by m5aka

AO-95 (Fox-1Cliff) CubeSat

On December 3rd, 2018, Fox-1Cliff was launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

Part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A: Smallsat Express launch, Fox-1Cliff was named after long time AMSAT supporter Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR (SK). In the 48 hours after launch, more than 110 amateur radio operators around the world have successfully received and submitted telemetry from the satellite.

Following in our long tradition of naming amateur satellites, AMSAT hereby designates Fox-1Cliff as AMSAT-OSCAR 95 (AO-95).

Thank you to those who have supported this mission with their time, talent, and financial support for the benefit of amateur radio operators worldwide.

73,
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator

AO-95 https://www.amsat.org/tlm/leaderboard.php?id=3&db=FOXDB

Frequencies of amateur radio satellites on the same launch as AO-95
https://amsat-uk.org/2018/11/14/ssoa-amateur-radio-satellites/

m5aka | December 5, 2018 at 7:55 pm | Tags: Amateur Radio, AO-95, CubeSat, Fox-1Cliff, Ham Radio | Categories: Daily Updates | URL: https://wp.me/p2Mn4x-8vT

 

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.

https://www.g8srs.co.uk/6m-and-2m-club-nets/

https://www.g8srs.co.uk/70cm-net-using-gbmr/

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.

Heth M6HNS

 

Christmas Eve transmission from SAQ Grimeton, December 24, 2018  (05.12.18)

 
News from

 

 

 

 

 

the Alexander Association

Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends
www.alexander.n.se

 

 

Scheduled transmission from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018

In the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, we will try to start the old Alexanderson 200 kW transmitter, from 1924 and send out a Christmas message on VLF 17.2 kHz CW. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 08:30 (07:30 UTC) and a message* will be transmitted at 09:00 (08:00 UTC).

Guests are welcome to attend the transmission at the radio station in Grimeton from 08:00 local time. The Alexander association will arrange Coffee and Christmas cookies, free of charge. No entrance fee.

For those of you who can not attend, we will broadcast the event live from Grimeton, Sweden on our YouTube Channel.

QSL-reports on the SAQ transmission are kindly received via:
– E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The SK6SAQ amateur radio station will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be set at short notice.

Posted with permission from M0PTB

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

Neil M6NAE

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:

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Treasurers Report
  5. Secretary’s Report
  6. Chairman’s remarks
  7. Election of New Chairman
  8. Election of Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
  9.  Election    of Ordinary Members of the Committee
  10. Election of Auditors
  11. 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

OUTPUT 433.3500 MHz
Input 434.9500 MHz
MODE ANALOGUE
QTHR IO83XH
LOCATION DISLEY
CTCSS 82.5 Hz

 

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)

 

 

Scouts participate in FUNcube Challenge

by m5aka

JOTA 2018 PV8DX - Scout Rebeka - 15RR Valentes de DaviThe JOTA-JOTI FUNcube Challenge involved the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) satellite which transmitted a special Enigma message during Jamboree On The Air (JOTA-JOTI) on October 19-21.

15RR Valentes de Davi scouts 15RR Valentes de Davi scouts

The message was coded using the Enigma cipher machine. After receiving the message, transmitted on a frequency of 145.935 MHz in 1200 bps BPSK, the scouts could determine the deciphering key and Enigma settings by correctly answering 10 space and satellite related questions.

Paulo PV8DX reports the 15RR Valentes de Davi scout group from the city of Boa Vista in the state of Roraima, Brazil were among those who decoded the message.

In the UK the Chertsey Radio Club reports they ran a special event station GB6SS for the Sixth Staines Scouts. In addition to using the digital ode FT-8, see report, the scouts also decoded the FUNcube-1 Enigma message.

Watch Sixth Staines Scouts with Chertsey Radio Club completing JOTA FUNcube Challenge

Boa Vista Brazil 2018-10-21_16-30-21

 

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 – m6bbl@btinternet.com or 07450 942821.

Two desk mics compatible with yaesu offers

 

Icom ic-r71e been sat in the cupboard at the club offers around £200

 

Yaesu ft 897 with LDG at 100 pro tuner external, swr meter standard mic, cat cable, power cable and manual. In great condition comes with high stability crystal (tcxo) open to sensible offers Came from silent key but i have been using it for a year on the nets

 

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 the 18th September will be a radio night   I have been asked by a few member’s about Yaesu C4FM Fusion and Icom D-star digital radio, so I will be demonstrating Yaesu C4FM Fusion digital and Icom’s D-star radio, in which i will also demonstrate the DV-mega Bluestack which is a hot spot for all three modes – DMR, Ffusion and D-star. This device act’s as your own repeater. but only at 10 mili watts of power
and running the pc program blue-dv .
 
i think if the demand is a popular as last time we had a C4FM night, we may have to do the demonstration to a few members at a time. so everyone gets a good hands on what you can do with digital radio. (This a hands on demonstration) a big thanks to Tony M0SAV, for allowing me to do another demonstration.
 
See you all on  Tuesday night.
 
7.3 thanks Neil M6NAE
 

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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