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.
The Table top sale is a sale of all sorts of radio and similar equipment and any NARC member can set up a table with things to sell on the evening free of charge.
There are some more valuable items which are sold by sealed bid auction from either club, members or on behalf of 'silent key' families.
All items below are second hand but good condition items which will be sold on a 'sealed bid' basis at 9pm on 19th March, subject to them reaching reserves.
All are sold as seen and we cannot enter into detailed correspondence by email, however you can view and check them at a club meeting prior to the sale if you tell us in advance or look at them on the evening.
If you wish to bid on any item(s) write the item description with the amount you are bidding and your name and callsign on a piece of paper sealed in an envelope with the item description on the front or alternatively you can email David with your bid.
All of the following items are Sealed bid sale items and are sold as seen and subject to prior sale or withdrawal - see instructions on how to bid above
**UPDATE - We will have many of the main items like Transceivers available for inspection at the club on Wednesday 12th March
NARC Sale items (we plan to put the proceeds towards some new radio equipment for club use)
|Icom IC756 Mk1 HF Transceiver with matching Icom power supply|
|Kenwood TS-140s with PS-430 matching power supply and MC-80 Microphone|
|Kenwood TR-751e multimode transceiver|
Gary G0RHZ Silent key sale
Yaesu rigs - all in very good condition and believed fully working - you can inspect and check
|FT897 Multiband all modes and bands fitted with the optional fitted FP30 mains power supply and mike, Boxed with manual etc|
|FT817 + PSU Small multi band all mode complete with mike and optional case, manual etc|
|FT2800M 65W 2M Transceiver - Robust Fanless with mike and bracket|
|FT-7 with manual and mic|
|Alinco DJ-V17 2m handheld rig|
Watson W25SM PSU *TBC
Kenwood TL120 Linear amplifier
Microwave modules MML432/30L 30Watt UHF linear amp
Microwave modules M144/30LS 30 Watt 2M linear Amp
Datong D70 Morse Tutor
Miracle Whip antenna for FT817 - ideal portable HF antenna
David G7URP Private Sale item
|Kenwood TS570D HF Transceiver - little used and excellent condition|
We understand that a few people were disappointed that there was not more time available for questions at the Ofcom evening and for this we are sorry although apart from our regular time limitations at our venue to be honest two hours really is the longest most people can comfortably sit for any meeting or talk.
However if you had a question for Ofcom which were not answered on the night because we ran out of time or because you have thought of one since its not too late! Please send your question, written as concisely as possible, to me and I will forward it to Ofcom and return their response.
Tonight is a social informal evening and also CC contest night for CW so the clubs shack will be in use for that.
Construction tools and held is also available as always - just ask.
We are also previewing many of the Transceivers and large items which will be sold next week at the Table top sale on behalf of Silent keys and the club - see the list on last weeks newsletter or our website for details. Many of these will be sold by sealed bid and with valuable rigs like FT897 and 817 we understand that people would like to inspect them carefully before bidding, so most of these items will be on display for this purpose.