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CQ WW CW Contest and the Reverse Beacon Network

CQ WW CW Contest and the Reverse Beacon Network

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the club meeting in September, Peter G0OIK (right) gave an illustrated talk on the equipment needed and the procedures followed for taking part in the CQ WW CW contest and how the club intends to go about taking part in this year’s event.  The plan is to operate four stations from the club’s cabin […]

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Club Championship Results – 2017

Club Championship Results – 2017

| August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visit Contests Page The final results have been released for the 2017 Club Championship competitions. We have managed to hold on to our seventh position in the ‘General Club’ category. This is out of a total of 45 entrants in that category, with another 38 in the ‘local club’ category. You can see full details […]

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August Fox Hunt

August Fox Hunt

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In August the club held a ‘Fox Hunt’.  Seven teams gathered at the start point, displaying a wide range of designs of hand held antennas for use on the VHF (2 metre) Band. Each team was given a sealed envelope with details of the Fox’s location before setting off by car. The Fox made a […]

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Contest News

Contest News

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of July we held a contest meeting at the usual venue in Sandridge and much of the initial planning for the upcoming CQ WW CW contest was discussed. The CQ WW contest is a 48 hour stint and is the major contest in the year that we tend to concentrate on as […]

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My Love Affair with Impedance

My Love Affair with Impedance

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the club’s meeting in July 2017, club member Roger Bleaney (M0RBK) gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘My Love Affair with Impedance’. Roger explained the mathematics and electronics of Resistance, Reactance and Impedance and how to adjust your equipment for optimum performance. Several home-brew antenna matching units were displayed which demonstrated just what can be […]

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Mick Moffat (M0MMI) – Silent Key

Mick Moffat (M0MMI) – Silent Key

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

All members of Verulam ARC were saddened to learn that one of its members, Mick Moffat (M0MMI) had died on the 26th May at the age of 73, after a battle with cancer. Mick was one of the club’s most respected members, a lovely person always happy to help others. He contributed greatly to many […]

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EME- One Hams Journey to the Moon and Back

EME- One Hams Journey to the Moon and Back

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Verulam ARC’s meeting in April, its Club Chairman Alex (M0UKR) gave a talk entitled ‘EME- One Hams Journey to the Moon and Back’. He explained his approach to his EME project and how he addressed the technical challenges of contacting other radio amateurs using ‘moon bounce’. With over 29 DXCC logged, including Japan, South […]

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Club Championship

Club Championship

| March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visit Contests Page Introduction The Club Championship is an RSGB run contest that operates for six months from February until July, with three contests each month covering SSB (voice), CW (morse) and Data modes. This is a contest where multiple operators can submit their entry on behalf of the club, and all their scores are […]

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New VARC Chairman/Understanding HF Propagation

New VARC Chairman/Understanding HF Propagation

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Verulam ARC’s March meeting, the club’s new chairman,  Alex Rowley M0UKR (pictured), said he felt honoured to have been made chairman. In addressing the members he set out his personal objectives of further developing the club’s training and educational work, enhancing the facilities of the club’s operating cabin and fostering more social activities. This […]

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AGM Update

AGM Update

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Verulam ARC’s AGM in February 2017 it was all change for the club’s leadership. After three years sterling service, David Thomas (G4HHJ) handed over the chairmanship to Alex Rowley (M0UKR) and Greg Beacher (M0PPG) took over the post of club secretary from Peter Baker (G4HSO). Both David and Peter will remain as members of […]

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