Anthony Woodhouse

rss feed

Anthony Woodhouse's Latest Posts

Annual Foxhunt – August 2019

Annual Foxhunt – August 2019

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Club’s ‘fox hunt’ is an annual event held on a club night. This year it was Peter (G0OIKs) turn to be the fox. The way the club organises this event is for the fox to find a spot within a few miles of St Albans where a station is set up. Every few minutes […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

VARC End of Year Meeting

VARC End of Year Meeting

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

In December 2016, the club held its annual pre-Christmas meeting which took the form of a ‘Bring and Buy’ accompanied by a seasonal finger buffet. As part of the ‘Bring and Buy’ there was an auction of some of the smaller items donated to the club, by club member John Welsh (G0NVZ), shortly before he […]

Continue Reading

Everything you need to know as a New Amateur

Everything you need to know as a New Amateur

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the club meeting in July 2016, members were impressed, informed and entertained by a talk by club members Peter Neale (G3UHN) and John Lythgoe (G8CLY/5B4AAB) entitled ‘Everything you need to know as a New Amateur (that is not in the foundation licence course). The talk covered the use of test equipment both bought and […]

Continue Reading

Tim Peake and the International Space Station

Tim Peake and the International Space Station

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The club is working with Sandringham School, St Albans, over its expected contact with Tim Peake, now aboard the International Space Station. A large part of Tim’s time on the ISS is being devoted to Educational Outreach.

Continue Reading