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.
Click this link for the DF100 cct diagram.
Police are appealing for information after ham radio equipment worth thousands was stolen from a property in Heacham.
Thieves forced entry into a radio shack at a property on Poplar Avenue, Heacham, between 6pm on Saturday April 5 and noon on Sunday April 6.
Items stolen include a Kenwood TS590 transceiver and microphone, an Icom 706 mk11g transceiver and desk mic, a 12v power supply and antenna tuner.
Anyone with information please contact Norfolk police, PC Kirsty Grand at Hunstanton police station on 101.
Members please be carefull if you are offered equipment forsale.
On Saturday 26th April 2014 NARC will once again be running a special event station with the callsign GB0CMS at Caister Lifeboat as part of the International Marconi Day celebrations.
On this day, the closest Saturday to Guglielmo Marconi's birthday, stations around the world will be set up at sites with historical links to the inventor's work. Its the 50th anniversary of IMD this year.
Radio amateurs around the world will contact as many of these stations as possible to try and win an award. We therefore have to hand out GB0CMS to as many stations as possible on HF (VHF/UHF contacts do not count).
The station will run from approx. 9am to 5pm, with set up from 8am, and we are looking for operators for both the 80m/40m station and the 20m/17m/15m/10m station.
A friend sent me the link to this interesting article which I am sure will interest many NARC members too.
NARC will be taking part in the Windmills on the Air weekend from Wicklewood Windmill near Wymondham. Information regarding the windmill can be downloaded here.
Information regarding the weekend can be found on the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Club website located here.
We will have one station operating over the weekend with 1 hour slots available. You will be able to operate from 80m - 10m any mode from 10:00 on the Saturday until 18:00 and 09:00 on Sunday until 17:00.
We are looking for people help setup the station from 08:30 on Saturday.
The Current rota can be downloaded following this link.
Contact Chris G0TZZ for more information.
Regards Mark G0LGJ