Celebrating 60 Years

VARC

VERULAM Amateur Radio CLub

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

May 2024:
‘Antenna Theory’
by David G4HHJ at 7:30pm

April 2024: Tim G1HBC led a talk/demonstration of Slim Jim Antennas.

March 2024:
AGM & ‘Prepping and Amateur Radio by Ivor M7EZM.

February 2024 – natter night.

January 2024:
A big thank you to Paul G0VDT and Tim G1HBC for their talk: “Talking to New Zealand using a 5W handheld” (via Internet linked repeaters). The Shari PiHatU Allstar Radio Interface and experiences with the current generation of repeaters.

December 2023: Inter-club quiz curtesy of MKARS followed by a seasonal social with nibbles.

November:

A really big thanks to Matt G4IYT
for a fascinating talk and demonstration at our November meeting of 3D printing with examples of amateur radio and other applications. 20 members and guests attended.


VERULAM RADIO CLUB RECENTLY VISITED THE NRC (National Radio RSGB Centre) in Bletchley.

See the report HERE!

AMATEUR RADIO
AN INTRODUCTION
Video curtesy of the RSGB

If you think amateur radio is something that you would like to take a closer look at, then please feel free to join us at our next meeting or contact our membership secretary by emailing membership@verulam-arc.org.uk

THE CLUB

VARC has been in existance for over 60 years with monthly meetings and a number of regular activites including the ‘Antenna Shootout’ and the ‘Foxhunt’
We currently meet on the 3rd Monday of the month. We are currently looking for a new venue for our winter month meetings, but during the summer we have been meeting at our cabin site.

THE CABIN


At VARC we are very lucky to have our cabin which is an excellent resource for our members, This site enables members to experiment with their own or the clubs equipment on an aerial system few can fit in their garden and make a more competitive entry in contests. It also houses a number of VARC supported repeaters.
Also see https://hertsrepeaters.com/

Meetings

Our next meeting is on Monday 17th Jun 2024:
‘Gateways on the Air’
Supervised by Oscar 2E1HWE
AT OUR CABIN

LOCATION:
Please contact us for directions to our Cabin – a closely guarded secret!
Guests are always welcome.
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July: Social barbecue at our Cabin operating site.

August: Foxhunt on 70cm organised by Matt G7HMV. Details TBA.

September: VNAs – by Alex.
At The Boot, Kimpton.

A warm WELCome

We are excited to extend a warm welcome to all amateur radio enthusiasts, regardless of experience or skill level. Whether you’re a seasoned operator or just starting in the hobby, we encourage you to attend our meetings and become part of our vibrant club!

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Connect with fellow club members

Put faces to callsigns

Share your projects

Discuss the latest developments in amateur radio

Our MEmberships

Join us …….

Remote

£18

minimum per year
Additional contributions are always welcome!

For those who are not able to attend club activities, meetings, etc.

Full Membership

£36

minimum per year
Additional contributions are always welcome!

Whether licenced or not, enjoy the privileges of Full Membership, use of all facilities and loan of selected items of club equipment.

Full Membership is from the 1st of March to the end of February, pro-rata on application.

Family Membership

£39

minimum per year
Additional contributions are always welcome!

For where there are multiple licenced amateurs (or SWLs) in your family.

Bring your family to our events, meetings and allows use by them of the Cabin.

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