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Operating From A Small Plot

Operating From A Small Plot

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

At our July 2019 meeting, club member, Dr Roger Bleaney (M0RBK), gave an illustrated talk about the problems faced by the newly licensed, particularly, when having to operate from a small plot. He explained the benefits of using a simple dipole where there is sufficient space and the advantage of the newcomer using commercially made […]

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Upcoming Event: Operating Away From Home

Upcoming Event: Operating Away From Home

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our VARC April meeting on Tuesday will have a short session on the 2019-20 Club Committee plus a talk/discussion/brainstorm on ‘Operating Away from Home’. Peter Baker (G4HSO) says ‘I have tried and failed at operating locations worldwide (including /mm from the mid Atlantic), spent hours preparing but little success, however the occasional MAGIC success keeps […]

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Amateur Radio in WW2

Amateur Radio in WW2

| July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stan Ames (G4OAV) gave a talk at the July meeting on the role of Amateur Radio in WW2. Stan explained, nothing public was known of radio intercepts and the role of Bletchley Park until an article appeared in May 1976, in the ‘Time Out’ magazine. The first time radio hams had even been involved was […]

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Antenna Shootout – Wet String

Antenna Shootout – Wet String

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In June the Club held its annual ‘antenna shoot out’. Poor antennas are sometimes referred to as comparable with ‘wet string’.  Peter (G4HSO) took the opportunity to try such an antenna in real life. Brine soaked length of strings acted as a vertical and counterpoise.  Connection to the feeder coax was made via buckets of […]

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Chairmans Award presented to G0OIK

Chairmans Award presented to G0OIK

| February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the AGM in February 2018, Peter King G0OIK (pictured left), was presented with the Chairman’s award for outstanding service to the Club. The award is a mounted piece of slate from the Poldhu Wireless Station in Cornwall. Not only had Peter taken part in all aspects of the Club’s activities, he had been responsible […]

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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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CQ WW CW

CQ WW CW

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Contesting Pages Contesting Home On Going Contests Cabin and Contest Diary Club Championship Results 2017 We are now in the planning stages for this years CQ WW CW contest. This is a 48 hour Morse contest which we run from our ‘cabin’ site. We will be running four stations for the whole of the 48 […]

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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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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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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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