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.
Steve G0KYA gave a talk at the club on “Understanding the GB2RS HF Propagation News”. The talk will be followed by a feature in RadCom in the Autumn and may also be repeated at the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes.
Steve referenced quite a few websites last night and thought the following links might be useful:
Today our monthly sked with our twinned German city and radio club on 7.135MHz or thereabouts from 10am, plus local check in on 145.250MHz.
Would be particularly nice to hear more people on this month following Arno DL1PBC's visit to Barford last Sunday and the gifts he gave the club.
This is another net about Amateur Television with Steve G8RHQ because his first was so popular he was asked to do more and as well as talking on the net you will be able to see him as he sends live video from his house via radio to the repeater which you can watch with an ATV receiver or over the internet via www.batc.net.
I for one am gutted I am going to miss it but I will be at the meeting below but hope you will join in. As usual the net starts at 19.30 on repeater GB3NB (145.625MHz) so why not join us - everyone welcome! (try and get a computer connected to the internet near to your radio and Steve will explain all!)
We also have a full committee meeting so if there is something you would like us to discuss please let our Secretary G0DWV or I know before Sunday evening.
Tonight is a social informal plus construction night at NARC, so please let us know if you would like us to bring any special test equipment etc or would like help.
Also just 2 weeks left to book your Hamfest coach seat - so far 15 have booked but we need a minumum of 30 to make the trip run so please book NOW! (cheques will not be cashed until the trip is confirmed). BOOKING DEADLINE 30th JULY
As usual we meet at CNS between 1900-2200
The Worstead festival is a wonderful traditional summer fair and NARC have again been invited to put on a display to show what amateur radio is all about. We are looking for volunteers to come and man the stand and to bring with them the things they most enjoy about the hobby to share with the public. So whether you are interested in construction, vintage radios, CW, data modes, computing, ATV bring it along and help us make a really varied display.
We have around 10 free passes for volunteers who come with items to display and we will be taking the MAC radio van, mains generator and club gazebos with tables so all will be safe if summer showers hit.
Passes are limited so if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible with details of which day(s) you would like to come and what you will be displaying.
More details on the festival can be found here
Thank you David G7URP
Most radio amateurs register themselves on QRZ.com so that their details can be looked up and QSL exchanges can be done etc, but it can be a daunting task and so John 2E0TWQ has offered to help anyone set their own page up online on a one to one basis with pictures etc at the club on an informal evening when we can use the computer room.
Thanks to John for this excellent idea and please see him at the club or email John 2E0TWQ