At NARC we cater for a wide variety of interests within the hobby of Amateur Radio and our membership ranges from complete beginners to those experienced in operating and building electronic equipment.
Beginners have the opportunity to participate in courses run by NARC for all three licence levels. The Social aspect of the club is thriving with family events such as Radio by the Seaside and Radio Active weekend, NARC also operates in various contests and in the last two years we have won the RSGB Club Championships on 80m.
We have a comprehensive club programme running throughout the year, the complete list can be seen on the diary page. We also try to cater for youngsters with our "Bright Sparks" evenings when we dedicate an evening to assist the younger members in construction and operating techniques. We offer club trips and also run the annual Barford Radio Rally which falls on July 6th 2014.
We have a shack at NARC which has HF, 6M , 2M and 70cm along with laptop for data modes and CW on HF along with D-STAR on 70cm the shack is open on informal evenings. We also have a comprehensive loan system available to members including TX/RX, Test Equipment and a library. We run nets on GB3NB on a Monday evening and HF nets with our Twinned Club in Koblenz.
So take look around and we look forward to seeing you at the club one evening.
GB7RDX has changed address once again. This was due to problems with my BPQ Hosting arrangement. The new address is:
g3ldi.no-ip.org Port 7000
Please make the necessary change in your software to connect as above. Old users have been informed elsewhere too just to be sure that the message is received. New users welcome, so please give GB7RDX - your local DX CLuster - a try!
73 de Roger, G3LDI Sysop GB7RDX
The Crazy Foxhunt which James M0UKS and Kevin M0UJD organised as their swansong was crazy for several reasons, not least that after finding Fox 1 James in Scottow they then found out they had to find Fox 2 Kevin several more miles away in Walcott. But if teams managed to pick up one or more of 5 listed items on the way (piece of fruit, beermat, sweet, sunday paper, oak leaf) they could subtract a mile for each item brought! The winners were Paul G3VPT and Bob G7JTZ but it was all for fun and every one of the six teams seemed to enjoy it, including a nice meal at Kevin's fox location of The Lighthouse Inn at Walcott - thanks to landlord Steve for letting us have the use of his green for the 40' antenna and marquee for food and drink!
You can see pictures of the Crazy Foxhunt and the finale in our gallery - we could always do it again next year if you want......
James M0UKS, Kevin M0UJD and David G7URP
The Members Forum is an important night for NARC as it is the ideal opportunity for members to tell those who run your club what you think - what you like, what you dont like, what we do too much of, where you want to visit, who you want to come and talk to us, what projects you would like to see.........
Most of the committee you elected will be there to take on board your ideas, explain what we do and why we do some things and not others......
As usual we meet in the 6th form common room from 7pm and the Forum starts just after notices at 19.45.
Please come and have your say!
Newcomer Alan M6KKC has just bought a Rigblaster Plus at the Kings Lynn rally and needs a hand to make up cables and test it, so if you have one or know something about them please can you help him?
For those who came to the club on Wednesday to see the Field Day talk but could not hear the video properly here is the link as promised.
Many thanks to Roger and Malcolm for the interesting and amusing talk - we would love to hear from you if you can offer a talk or workshop on anything radio & technology related!
73 David G7URP