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.
Starting this Monday, it's an SSB event, so please try to make an effort to take part. NARC
would really benefit from an all-out effort this year to try to lower the gap between us and the
Three AAAs. Even if you only make a dozen or so contacts, they all add up and will give us a
good start to the year.
I know there are several that intend NOT entering for various reasons, but hey, come on, its only
a 90 minute event and can't be that bad! Some rules are not going to change and staying away
from the contest is not much help to the Club!
How about some of those that CAN enter but never do? IT'S FOR THE CLUB YOU KNOW!!
We all love SSB contests don't we? Of course we do! Now repeat after me::::
I WILL take part in the CCs for NARC and I WILL enjoy the SSB ones especially!
A couple of vallium will help or after the event a lie-down in a dark room will do the trick!
See ya in the QRM.........................
73 de Roger, G3LDI
Plans are going pretty well and it's only about 5 days before they will be on the island. If you are a DX-er then don't forget that this is going to be a chance of a generation. Last activity from the island was 26 years ago and likely to be a similar time-span until the next one! Take a look at the video of an interview with Bob Alphin K4UEE, one of the organisers and operators. This is conducted by Hamnation and can be found here:
73 de Roger, G3LDI
Hi all there seems to have been an issue with the Makro's on the N1MM page :-
They have been repaired please download again.
Tonight our regular net from 19.30 on repeater GB3NB - volunteer controllers wanted to set up a roster please!
As I have said before, its a nice informal club net which we are happy to encourage and promote but needs some volunteers to run just one every few months and we will be set. Thank you
My net last Monday on old and new computers:
As promised a link to these interesting adverts which show that modern storage is somewhat cheaper!
And the new Sinclair Vega Spectrum Mk2
Most of you will have heard of CERN, most recently famous for the Hadron Collider, a 27 km long ring of superconducting magnets!
Tonight Ed Erbes comes to talk to us about CERN, where it is, the history of its science and what the near future holds.....
As usual we meet at CNS school between 7 and 10pm with Ed's talk starting straight after notices at 19.45.
Keith Skues update:
A number of people have told us about Keiths followup about NARC and amateur radio on his BBC show following his visit.
If you would like to hear it on BBC iPlayer here is a link - we are featured after about 25 minutes into the programme:
I pleased to confirm that I have arranged an Advance exam session for Saturday 7th March 1400-1600 at CNS Room 43 (same room as usual Advance exams)
Thanks to CNS school the exam hosting is free and it is open to anyone to take either for the first time (as long as you are a 2E0 or 2E1) or as a retake.
The only cost is £37.50 RSGB exam fee and the form which I will send anyone on request. Deadline for booking is mid February.
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