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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

70cm Net Friday 10 May – 7.30pm (10.05.19)

Please don’t forget the Friday net at 7.30pm tonight we will be using gb3-mr repeater, if the repeater is in use we will be using the gb3-mn repeater.

Speak with you later this evening.

7.3 neil

Tuesday 7 May – Talk Night at SRS – The World of C4FM Fusion with Neil M6NAE (04.05.19)

Tuesday night is talk night –  the world of C4FM Fusion,  aswell as Morse with Evan M0TJU from 7pm.

The talk and three short videos will give you a insight to the world of Yaesu system Fusion C4FM,  and only using 5 watts of RF power and no antenna.  Yes no antenna needed.  I will also bring in to show you all,  the DV mega bluestack which is like your own repeater in your home.  It will work on D-star, DMR and C4FM Fusion. and can be worked by using a laptop, mobile phone or even an android tablet.  For the demonstration we will have Alan G0ROW on stand by on 145.375mhz C4FM digital for members to make contact with Alan on the night.

So do come along it’s a new mode that is growing very fast, and you may be surprised that the mode you thought was not for you – could be, and you can work the world just by simply using just 5 watts.

So do come along and say hell, .and have a look.  See you all on Tuesday evening.

Thanks Neil M6NAE – Digital Radio Co-ordinator.

Friday 3 May – 70cm Net 433.350 GB3MR (03.05.19)

A quick reminder that it’s the Friday 70cm net at 7.30pm tonight using the GB3MR repeater.

If the repeater is in use we will use the GB3MN repeater.  Please can I ask that we have has many members on tonights net, as this will assist members with there sapphire awards.  Call in and say hello..

Speak with you all later  –  7.3 Neil M6NAE

Another Foundation Pass – Andrew M7USL (02.05.19)

Congratulations to Andrew on passing his foundation course – look forward to hearing you on one of our nets soon

NARSA 2019 – Thank You from Heth M6HNS (28.04.19)

Can I say Thank You’s to the following members on behalf of me as Temp Team Leader (in Pete M1PTR’s absence hope the XYL had a lovely birthday weekend)

Nigel 2E0CKA and Neil M6NAE for setting up and manning the stand.  Tony M0SAV and Nigel M0VNL for assisting on the paydoors and stand, and the following for being around the stand and chatting to people who came over.

Evan M0TJU, John M0PEK, Phil M0HNJ, Tom M0DCG, Jim 2E0URD, Les M0LPB, Pauline SWL and young Kieran.

If I have missed anyone out my apologies, but thank you

A note from Chris at Narsa – they had over   1000 people through the door and thank every club for taking the time to come to the rally.

See you all soon


70cm Net 433.350 GB3MR 7.30pm Friday 26 April 2019 (25.04.19)

Please don’t forget tonight is the Friday 70cm net at 7.30pm on GB3MR.  If the repeater is in use, we will use the GB3MN repeater.

Can I ask if we can have as many members on tonight’s net. as this will assist other members gain awards.

Speak with you all tonight  –  7.3 Neil M6NAE

Two New Members to the SRS Clan (25.04.19)

On behalf of the SRS Committee can I welcome the following two members to our Society – Keith G4WHF and Kieran (some of you will already know Kieran) SWL Junior.  We hope you will enjoy what the club has to offer.

NARSA – Stand 50 at Norbreck Hotel Sunday 28 April 2019 (23.04.19)

We are all packed up and ready to go for NARSA this year.  The team this year will be Heth M6HNS Team Leader, with assistants Nigel 2E0CKA and Neil M6NAE.  We have no Pete M1PTR this year as it is his XYL’s ‘special’ birthday.

Come over and say Hi, have a chat, pick up some information on the club or assist on the stand (Club Uniform is a must if assisting on the stand).

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Skills Night – Tuesday 23 April 2019 (23.04.19)

For those interested, tonight, I’ll be working on 80m loading coils for our half sized G5RV project.  I’ve used some spare wire for coil winding (not the size specified in the description on the web), so it’ll be interesting to see if I’ve got the coil dimensions about right!  –  Tom M0DCG

Mini Dxpedition to Inishmaan Island – Galway Bay (23.04.19)

Pete M1PTR, Tom M0DCG and Kieran M5KJM are off to Ireland on June 11, on a mini DXpedition to Inishmaan Island in Galway Bay – IOTA Ref EU-006 using SSB.

They will be operating on 20, 40 and possibly 80m using Kieran’s Irish Callsign EJ6KP.  Both 40 and 80m contacts with the UK should be possible in the evenings for all club members wishing to try and work them.

Friday 19 April 2019 70cm net (17.04.19)

Please don’t forget tonight’s 70cm net on gb3mr repeater at 7.30. if the repeater is in use we will be on gb3mn repeater.  Can i please ask that we have as many members on the net as possible. as this would assist other members gain points for there sapphire awards as a few members are only 1 or 2 points short for there award.  So dont be shy call in and say hi…Tonight you can talk about anything you want ..

speak will you all later  7.3 Neil

Tuesday 16 April 2019 – Radio Night and Birthday Celebrations for Nigel 2E0CKA (15.04.19)

The JB room will be for HF/VHF communications / training.  Morse will be on in the JB room from 7pm to 7.30pm and then the radio stations will be out and set up from 7.30pm.  If you are interested in using one of the radio’s, or would like a little bit of training on any of the radio’s in the shack, please let me know and I can set a time up for you.  Nigel M0VNL and Evan M0TJU will be offering training sessions if you require them.  If there is a few people around the radio’s, come and find me or speak to Evan M0TJU or Nigel M0VNL

The main room will also be used as a Digital Radio Station with Neil M6NAE, offering help on all aspects of digital radio, we will also have a tablet available set up with ‘Peanut’ for members to have a go on, aswell as the new ‘boxed up’ kit for Fusion.  We will also be using the main room as a general social room.

You must still sign in at the desk in the main room even if you are only using the radios in the JB Room

See you all next Tuesday.

Friday 12 April 2019 70cm net (11.04.19)

Please don’t forget tonight’s 70cm net on gb3mr repeater at 7.30. if the repeater is in use we will be on gb3mn repeater.  Can i please ask that we have as many members on the net as possible. as this would assist other members gain points for there sapphire awards as a few members are only 1 or 2 points short for there award.  So dont be shy call in and say hi…Tonight you can talk about anything you want ..

speak will you all later  7.3 Neil

2m Net – Thursday 11 April 2019 – 145.375 +/- 7.30pm (08.04.19)

This Thursday 11 April will be the last 2 meter net that I shall be chairing.

Al G0ROW, Net Controller, is looking for members to chair the 2 meter net in addition to those already doing so.

If you would like to chair a net please speak to Al at any club meeting, or use this group to contact him.

Thank you to all members who support the nets, and those who chair them.

If I am available on net nights I will still call in.  Thank you to all participants.

73 de Tony M0SAV  – SRS Chairman 

Change in Committee Roles (08.04.19)

At the Committee meeting held on Thursday 4 April, Alan G0ROW requested to step down from a his role on the Committee of Vice Chairman in a principal role and step in an ordinary committee member role. 

Nigel 2E0CKA was nominated to step up to the Vice Chairmans role aswell as staying as Membership Secretary.  This was unanimously agreed by the Committee. 

I hope you will all wish Nigel all the best in his new role.

6m Net – Tuesday 9 April 2019 – 51.550 FM from 7.30pm (08.04.19)

Dont forget tomorrow’s 6m Net on 51.550 MHz fm +/- at 1930 hrs local time myself 2E0JPY Keith will be in the chair and I hope to speak to some of you later 73s for now

Talk Night – Tuesday 2 April 2019 – HF Propagation 2 with Evan M0TJU (01.02.19)

Just letting you know that I’ll be giving the second part of my HF Propagation presentation – putting the theory that I talked about last time into practice.   Also, Morse practice at 7pm.

Stockport Radio Society Contest Group taking Part in CQWPX SSB 48r Contst (30.03.19)

Good luck to the SRS contest team. Hope that all equipment works as it should with no hiccups.

Don,t forget to listen out for the team on the HF bands.  If you contact the group please ensure that you contact other people as SRS could be penalised if not.

All the Best

de Tony  M0SAV

Friday 29 March 2019 70cm net (29.03.19)

Please don’t forget tonight’s 70cm net on gb3mr repeater at 7.30. if the repeater is in use we will be on gb3mn repeater.  Can i please ask that we have as many members on the net as possible. as this would assist other members gain points for there sapphire awards as a few members are only 1 or 2 points short for there award.  So dont be shy call in and say hi…Tonight you can talk about anything you want ..

speak will you all later  7.3 Neil

Wednesday 27 March 2m Net (27.03.19)

Don’t forget the 2m net tonight – 7.30pm on 145.375 +/-  chairing the net tonight will be Nigel 2E0CKA. 

Call in and say Hi and don’t forget those chasing any ‘Double Sapphire Points’ shout out if you need a QSO with another member.

As we  (2E0CKA & M6HNS) share the kit – M6HNS will be in the background but available if needed.

Speak to you later  –  Nigel 2E0CKA Membership Secretary

ISS SSTV Transmissions April 1-2 (27.03.19)

Dmitry R4UAB reports cosmonauts on the International Space Station will again be transmitting SSTV images , April 1-2, on 145.800 MHz FM as part of the Inter-MAI-75 experiment.

A Google translation reads:

“Inter-MAI-75” (Education and promotion of space research) – an experiment aimed at combining the efforts of educational universities and radio amateurs in Russia and the United States to develop technology and technical tools that enable students to communicate and collaborate with astronauts and astronauts in the study and development of the management process ISS, as well as to work out various methods of transmission and various types of transmitted information (text, voice and telemetry information, black and white and color photos and video from blasts, etc.), obtained as a result of scientific and educational experiments through the use of amateur radio communications onboard the ISS.

SSTV images will be transmitted at a frequency of 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. They are expected to use the PD-120 SSTV format.

• Monday, April 1, 2019 from about 1400 to about 1900 GMT
• Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from about 1400 to about 1900 GMT

Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR

Source R4UAB


Diamond Sapphire Award – Last Award Diamond Gold (22.03.19)

Just a little note to say congratulations to Neil on getting the last award in the Double Sapphire quadruple awards.

Nigel 2E0CKA got first, Neil M6NAE has second – now lets see who is next on the role of honour.

Here are the role of honours for all four awards – just click on the link


70cm Weekly Net – Friday 22 March 2019 (21.03.19)

Please don’t forget tomorrow’s 70cm net at 7.30pm on GB3MR repeater.Iif the repeater is in use then I will be using GB3MN.

The subject is going to be a discussion on coax and antennas, which is the best coax you have used eg rg58 or rg213 or aircell 7 and which antenna has worked the best for you. eg. diamond or comet etc etc

Speak with you all later

7.3 Neil Digital Co-ordinator

Radio Night – Tuesday 19 March 2019 (18.03.19)

A reminder that tomorrow night is radio night, so we will have the yaesu c4fm digital in the main room.  Please come along and give it a try. as you can work the world on less than 5 watts and without the need of a antenna  Also I will be showing the new android app – peanut , which is available for android devces and windows pc. and peanut will not cost you a penny to use. but you must register for d-star and request a pin code for peanut, to access the whole peanut network, so when the bands are poor why not have a look and see what other new modes have to offer  Dont be shy give it a try – do come along and have a look.

None of the ham radio shops in the uk .. have the c4fm digital kit up and running with a hotspot for you to try,  so come along and have a look.

7.3 Neil M6NAE – Digital Radio Co-ordinator.

In the JB Room, we’ll have an HF set going, and we’ll be looking for SSB contacts on the 40m band in Europe. Join us if you want to listen or even have a go yourself.  VHF digital will be done in the Main Room.  Don’t forget Morse practice, from 7pm.

Evan M0TJU

NARSA Rally – Items for SRS Stand & Construction Competition Entries (15.03.19)

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about the SRS stand at the NARSA Rally to be held 28th April. It’s the North of England largest rally see

While we have a general format for the stand layout showing  SRS activities, Training info, Achievements, QUA etc. as text and photos.  I also like to have some items on the table that look interesting causing the visitors to stop and chat.

So, do you have any equipment or component that you’ve made or acquired that others may find interesting? In the past we’ve had an early Yaesu transceiver, 1920 vintage radio, A ‘Guess the valve type’ puzzle and hand made kits. All of those created interest and discussion.

Secondly, we normally submit one or two entries in the Construction Competition. There are two trophies to be won. One for the best entry and  one for the best Novice entry.  We’ve won the Novice trophy a few times so we have a reputation to uphold! If you have constructed anything that you would like to enter please let us know and we’ll help you complete the entry form.

Lastly, there is a NARSA presentation and preparation meeting at Walthew House on Tues 26th March.  Please bring along any items and ideas that you think are suitable for the stand and the SRS NARSA team will select those suitable for display.

73 & Thanks   Pete, M1PTR     SRS NARSA Manager


70cm Net – Friday 15 March 2019 (14.03.19)

Please dont forget tomorrows 70cm net at 7.30pm on gb3mr repeater.  If the repeater is in use I will be using gb3mn.  The theme for the net will be ‘Rallies’.

speak with you tomorrow

2m Net – Thursday 14 March 2019 (13.03.19)

Tomorrows 2m net will be on 145.375 +/-.  from 7.30pm in the chair will be Tony M0SAV using callsign G6UQ.  Everyone is welcome

Intermediate Passes – New Callsigns (12.03.19)

Congratulations to four of our members that have recently passed their intermediate exam.  New callsigns are

Lee – 2E0FGD  /  Steve – 2E0WIT  /  Dave – 2E0DAV and Jim (still waiting for Jim’s

Sorry Guys – I have just sent QUA to press so I have missed putting your new callsigsn in.


6m Net – Tuesday 12 March 2019 (11.03.19)

Just a reminder that tomorrow night Tuesday 12 March is the 6m net on 51.550 FM from 7.30pm.  Please come and join in – don’t forget to claim your points for the sapphire awards – in the chair will be Keith 2E0JPY

70cm Net – Friday 8 March 2019 (08.03.19)

Please don’t forget tonights 70cm net on gb3mr repeater at 7.30pm. If the repeater is in use Iwill be using the gb3mn repeater.  Please can i ask can we have as many club members on tonights 70cm net..

Some members are only one or two points short of gaining there sapphire awards.  So your point could gain them there award..

Please call in and say hello.  7.3 Neil  M6NAE

Online Examinations Talk and Hands On Demonstration – Tuesday 5 March 2019 (04.03.19)

Don’t forget tonight’s talk – Dave Wilson (RSGB President) will be giving us a talk and also a hands on demonstration on the new online examinations system.

This will be a good night for all those members taking their licences further, and will also explain further to the tutors and invidulators what’s is involved.

Dave’s talks are always good fun.  Come along and have a try at one of the online exams and see how you fair.

See you all tonight.

Wednesday 27 February 2019 – 2m Net 145.375 +/- 7.30pm with Nigel 2E0CKA

Don’t forget that we have the last 2m net of the month tonight.  2m – 145.375 +/- at 7.30pm.  Please call in and have a chat – don’t forget about the double sapphire join us and get your award.

Speak to you all tonight.

Nige – 2E0CKA

Tuesday 26 February 2019 – Half Size G5RV Build (24.02.19)

Come along to the skills night and build your own half size G5RV with TOm M0DCG and Neil M6NAE cost of the kits £5.

Tuesday 19 February 2019 – Radio Night (18.02.19)

Please don’t forget this Tuesday is radio night. so in the main room we will have Yaesu c4fm fusion connected to a dvmega bluestack and laptop with no antenna connected. I will also be showing the new radio apppeanut, which is now available for android and windows and its free..yes free

So if you are free on Tuesday and you would like to try your hand at Yaesu c4fm, please call in and have look and see what it has to offer as you can work the world on less than 5 watts, and its a radio mode that is growing on a daily basis.

So don’t be shy and give it a try.. you might just like it see you all on Tuesday evening.

Please note i do not use dstar anymore due to the audio being far better on fusion.. but if any members need a hand with d-star. i am more than happy to help if i can..

7.3 Neil M6NAE  Digital Radio Co-ordinator 

70cm Net Friday 15 February 2019 7.30pm (14.02.19)

Please don’t forget tonight’s 70cm net on GB3MR repeater at 7.30pm. If the repeater is in use we will then use GB3MN.  Can I please ask that that we have as many members as possible on tonight’s radio net, as this will assist members gaining there sapphire awards. some members are only 1 or 2 points short of there target.  So do please call into the 70cm net

Speak with you all later.   7.3 Neil

2m Net – Valentines Day February 14, 2019 (12.02.19)

Just a reminder of the SRS 2 meter net Thursday evening commencing at7.30pm local.  145.375 FM +or- is the frequency to listen on.

The call sign will be G8SRS.  In the chair will be Tony M0SAV. Call in lets hear those new M7 call signs.

73 de Tony  M0SAV

6m Net Tuesday 12 February 2019 (10.02.19)

Hi everybody don’t forget tonight’s Net on 6m 51.550 fm at 1930hrs I will be in the chair using my own call sign 2E0JPY please call in and say hello talk later

73s and best regards Keith

70cm Net Friday 8 February 2019 7.30pm (07.02.19)

Please don’t forget tonights 70cm net on gb3-mr repeater at 7.30pm. If the repeater is in use we will then use gb3-mn.  Can i please ask that that we have as many members as possible on tonights radio net, as this will assist members gaining there sapphire awards. some members are only 1 or 2 points short of there target.

so do please call into the 70cm net

speak with you all later.   7.3 Neil


SRS Talk Night – HF Propagations Essentials (03.02.19)

Sorry for the late notice. Although our advertised speaker, Ron Smith (from South Manchester), cannot make it tonight, there will still be a talk on the chosen topic: The Essentials of HF Propagation.  This will be the presentation that I gave at SRS some years ago.

Don’t forget Morse practice at 7pm.

73  Evan M0TJU

70cm net on gb3mr – 7.30pm (01.02.19)

Please dont forget tonights 70cm net at 7.30pm on GB3MR. If the repeater is in use I will be using the GB3MN repeater.  Can I please ask that we have as many members on the 70cm net as possible.  This would assist members to gain awards, as some members only need 1 or 2 point to claim there award..

Speak to you all later tonight – Neil M6NAE

2m Net Wednesday 30 January 2019 (29.01.19)

Just a reminder  –  Please don’t forget about this Wednesday evening SRS net on  145.375 MHz fm +/- QRM – 7.30pm

I’ll be running it /p from the top of Winter hill, so please tune in, say hello and show support for the Club. 

Regards and 73

Slawek M0SQJ 

Skills Night Tuesday 29 January 2019 (28.01.19)

Just to let people know we’ll be continuing with the mag loop project on Tuesday night, sizing the capacitor and working on a means of controlling it remotely.  We’ll also modify it to make it easily transportable, to free up space in the SRS cupboard at Walthew House.

Neil M6NAE also wants to introduce a project to build half sized G5RV antennas and has acquitted some materials necessary for the work.  This is an opportunity for anyone interested in making one of these very versatile multiband HF antennas.

See you there


New Pages to the Website x 3 (25.01.19)

I have added three new pages to the website.  These are all under the Contesting section.  Have a look and see how well your Contesting Group does in the contests.  The IOTA contest is yet to be completed, but will be up soon.  If you can assist the Contest Group at one of their contest, please contact them direct or at a meeting.

New Pages as below

Stockport Radio Society 70cm net at 7.30pm Friday 25 January 2019 (24.01.19)

Please don’t forget tonight’s 70cm net at 7.30pm on gb3mr.  If the repeater is in use., we will be on gb3mn.

7.3 Neil M6NAE

Radio Night Tuesday 22 January 2019 (18.01.19)

Just letting you know that next Tuesday night will be a Radio Night.

What will be different about it is that the JB Room will be entirely devoted to HF operation; for anyone wishing to natter, the Main Room – the big room downstairs – has been booked for that purpose. (VHF Digital activity will also be held in the Main Room.)

(Please enter Walthew House by the door that you enter from the car park, as you would normally.)

The purpose of this is for those wishing to operate the IC7400s can do so without too much ‘local QRM’.

We will be repeating the arrangement for the February and March radio nights, and will  review the ‘two-room’ idea at April’s committee meeting.

Each of these three radio nights will have a particular theme: January’s is Morse Code, and a short primer article about setting up the IC7400 for CW operation will be emailed via the SRS Member’s group box in the next couple of days. I will demonstrate the basic CW settings on the rig, then will get on the air. The focuses of the February and March nights have yet to be decided, but at least one will be devoted to HF digital operation (PSK, etc.).

P.S. Morse practice as normal, at 7pm next Tuesday.

Hope to see you there.  73  Evan M0TJU

2m Net 145.375 7.30pm Thursday (16.01.19)

Don’t forget tonight’s 2m Net on 145.375+/- I will be in the chair standing in for Neil look forward to speaking to some of you later regards and 73s

Keith 2E0JPY

Club Nets and Logs (15.01.19)

After being on the 6m Net last night (14 Jan), a thought came to mind about the logging of the nets.  Obviously there are members that go mobile and do not have the facility to log their calls, so I have done it for you.  On the website is a new page where all the members who joined in on a net have now been logged on this page.

Flight with Kieron M5KJM (15.01.19)

In the latest issue of QUA is an article from Kieran M5KJM about his flight to Morocco – last month Nigel G0RXA got to fly with Kieron – see below

Tuesday 14 January 2019 – 6m Net 51.550 FM 7.30pm (14.01.18)

Hi all please don’t forget tonight’s 6m Net on 51.550 fm +/- at 1930 hrs myself Keith 2E0JPY will be in the chair and I look forard to speaking to some of you this evening Best 73s Keith

Friday 11 January 2019 – 70cm Net GB3MR (10.01.18)

Please dont forget tomorrows, Friday 70cm net on gb3-mr repeater at 7.30pm. if gb3-mr is occupied we will use the alternative repeater gb3-mn.Please can i ask that we have as many members as possible,to call into the net.  This will assist other members gain there awards as some are only a few points short of achieving the awards.. Speak to you all tomorrow at 7.30pm


Tuesday, 8 January: Vector Network Analysis Explained (06.01.19)

To many folks in the amateur radio world, a ‘VNA’ is simply a fancy antenna analyser, which can magically plot a graph of an aerial’s SWR across a range of frequencies.

But, what actually is vector network analysis? Dave Roberts of Warrington Amateur Radio Club will explain.

P.S. Please note that there will be two other meetings of SRS this month: 22 January (Radio Night) and 29 January (Skills Night). Although I will send a separate email out about this later, please note that, for the Radio Night, the JB Room will be devoted to the operation of the HF stations, only; all other activities (e.g. VHF digital, natter) will be in the Main room.

P.S.S. Morse practice, as usual, at 7pm.

Regards  Evan M0TJU

Fridays 70cm net at 7.30pm on GB3MR (03.01.19)

Please don’t forget tomorrows, Friday 70cm net on GB3MRrepeater at 7.30pm. if GB3MR is occupied we will use the alternative repeater GB3MN.

Please can I ask that we have as many members as possible, to call into the net. this will assist other members gain there awards as some are only a few points short of achieving the awards..

speak to you all tomorrow at 7.30pm

7.3 Neil M6NAE

Presentation / Social Evening – Friday 18 January 2019 (28.12.18)

Dont forget about the FREE presentation / Social evening on Friday 18 January at Walthew House from 7.30.  We will be putting on a free buffet with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks – this is as a thank you to you our members.  Please let Heather know if you are able to attend.  XYL’s, partners and children are all welcome.

Friday 28 December – 70cm Net (27.12.18)

Tonight is the friday 70cm net at 7.30 pm on GB3MR.  If the repeater is occupied I will use GB3MN.

Please can Ii ask can that we have as many members call into tonights radio net, as this will assist club members gain their awards, as some members are only a few points short of achieving their award.

Speak with you all tonight – Neil M6NAE

Thursday 27 December – Xmas Meeting (24.12.18)

Hope you had a great Xmas.  Just letting you know that, in addition to Neil M6NAE running a 70cms net from Walthew, there will be the regular Morse practice session, starting at 7pm.  I am willing to extend the Morse session beyond the usual half an hour, for either listening or sending practice. If you have a straight key and wish to try it out on the club’s practice oscillator, bring it along. (The oscillator fits key 1/8-inch (3.5mm) plugs, but I have an adaptor that converts 1/4-inch plugs to 1/8.) For those wanting to bring iambic keys, let me know and I’ll get a transceiver (with an electronic keyer) organised.

Hope to see you there.  73  Evan M0TJU


Thursday 27 December – Christmas and New Year Special (20.12.18)

I have decided to run a radio net from Stockport Radio Society on Thursday the 27 December at 7.45pm – this will be the christmas special – lol

i will be using the GB3MR repeater if this is being used i will use GB3MN.  This will give members a chance to call into the club. and send there good wishes to others, who cant make it into the club in person.  So please call in and say hello. i will be using my own call sign M6NAE.

Please do call into the net as this would help members gain there awards. We need your call  –  7.3 neil m6nae

2018 AGM Thank You (19.12.18)

A personal thank you to all members attending the 2018 AGM Tuesday 18 December.   I know AGM’s are not everyone’s cup of tea but we have to present to you, the members, our financial statement plus a round up of what the committee have been doing in the last twelve months.   I hope that removing the Trophy awards to a “Presentation and Social Evening”  on Friday the 18th January 2019 will be a success as was the AGM.

Welcome to Neil M6NAE to the committee as Digital Radio Co-ordinator, also to Nigel M0VNL moving into the position of Station Manager.

Please remember this is YOUR CLUB, we need your input as to what you wish to see happening. Without it the committee can only assume it is getting right.  

May I Wish All Members A Very Merry Xmas and A Prosperous New Year.

Looking forward to an exiting 2019.   Tony  M0SAV  Stockport Radio Society Chairman

Stockport Radio Society AGM Tuesday 18 December 7.30pm (17.12.18)

At tomorrows AGM there will be no door charge as such. Signing in will still be required.

We are asking that you donate £2.00 per member, the monies collected will be passed onto Walthew House as a Christmas Donation. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will still be available.

Thank you

Tony M0SAV – SRS Chairman

Friday 14 December, 70cm net at 7.30pm on GB3-MR repeater (14.12.18)

If the repeater is occupied we will go to the new alternative repeater, both repeater details are below.

speak with you all tonight

GB3MR Bowstones (Stockport)                           GB3-MN

OUTPUT      433.3500                         OUTPUT   145.650

Input            434.9500                         INPUT       145.050

MODE          ANALOGUE                    TONE         82.5        

QTHR           IO83XH                           SHIFT      – 600 KHZ                      

LOCATION   DISLEY                           Location: DISLEY                         

CTCSS         82.5 Hz                            NGR: SJ9781

SHIFT           + 1 . 6                              QTHR: IO83XH



Advanced Licence – Newbies (14.12.18)

Congratulations to Stephen 2E0ISB who now become M0MWB, Nigel 2E0NGE who now becomes M0VNL and Dave 2E0VTD who now becomes M0LGO.  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

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, and 

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

The event will be streamed live from 1200 GMT at

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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)




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


DATE December 7, 2018


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.



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





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)



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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.

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator


Frequencies of amateur radio satellites on the same launch as AO-95

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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 –

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.

Heth M6HNS


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

News from









































the Alexander Association

Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends



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:
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72

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/ 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.    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
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 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 – 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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