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Tonight we welcome back Ian GM3SEK who is going to show us how we can "Clean up our shack" to reduce that arch enemy of Radio Amateurs 'QRM' using techniques and filters.

Ian has developed a new filter which you can make yourself and he will be sharing details of this and other noise reducing tips on NARC Live!

As always Iain will be with us live and you will be able to ask questions and make comments throughout either on Facebook or BATC.

 

Plus we need your news, views and pics please, and we reveal What on Earth is this....

 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for everything to do with NARC Live by 3pm Wednesdays - thank you

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Tammy M0TC and David G7URP

 

 

Join us Live at 19.30:

On BATC:

https://batc.org.uk/live/NARC

or Facebook Live:

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Get Expert Advice on cleaning up your shack reception with Ian GM3SEK on this weeks NARC Live from 19.30:

 

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This is our competition where each week we show an unusual object, tool, gadget or thing-me-bob from one of the NARC members and you have to guess (or you know!) what it is for...

 

Have a look at this weeks object which an amateur has made and sent a picture to us - Can you work out what on earth is this, or what on earth is this for?!  

 

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Please email your answers with the subject 'What on earth' to David & Tammy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midday on Wednesday LATEST and on NARC Live we will read out all of the entries and tell you what it is!

 

 

Whats your mystery object?

We also need your photos of unusual items to feature in future weeks. To enter please send us a good quality photo of your 'What on earth is this' along with a brief description and ideally at the same time include a second photo of it in use by email to the same email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Surely everyone has one of those 'must-have' kitchen gadgets they bought at a show or one of the strange inventions by Ronco or KTel that you just had to have at the time, but only used once! Please use your own photo if you possibly can, but if you do send us a photo from someone else please be sure to tell us who owns the © copyright.

 

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David G7URP & Tammy M0TC 

 

Remember please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not reply to the newsletter or any other email address or Facebook or David & Tammy will not receive it directly and may never receive it!   

 

 

Last weeks mystery object was a device to fit into a 2 Litre drinks bottle to catch wasps :)

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Monday 29th November
 
2m FM Voice net on GB3NB:
 
Starts at 19.30 every Monday on Repeater GB3NB and everyone is welcome:
 
November
29th: Tim M1MIT
 
December
MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DECEMBER PLEASE!
20th: Nigel  2E0NLK
 
If you enjoy this net, please volunteer to run one just occasionally.
Please contact either Tim M1MIT or David G7URP.
 
 
 
CW net
Every Monday at 20.30 on 80m 3.543MHz (straight key operation on the last Monday of the month)
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 1st December 19.30 - NARC Live!
Cleaning your shack of QRM noise with Ian GM3SEK.
 
 
 
 
Recording of the NARC Live with  'Destruction Crew' 24th November:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DID YOU KNOW... That we upload our studio digital recording to YouTube on Thursdays in High Definition, but for you to watch in HD you have to wait until YouTube have finished processing it and you also need to set your YouTube viewer to HD - usually located under the Cog Wheel at the bottom of the window. ou will see things in better quality than standard definition, especially talks which have photographs and other Hires images like last weeks show.
 
 
 
 
 
About NARC Live!
 
NARC Live! is a weekly amateur radio show which during the pandemic is how the Norfolk Amateur Radio Club gets together every week to keep everyone in touch.
It is broadcast live very Wednesday night at 19.30 and is hosted and produced by David Palmer G7URP and Tammy Palmer M0TC for Norfolk Amateur Radio Club as well as any other radio amateurs who are interested. For more details about our club please visit: www.norfolkamateurradio.org.
 
Contact details for anything for NARC Live: David G7URP & Tammy M0TC - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Watch live on either Facebook or BATC live every Wednesday evening - everyone welcome not just NARC members:

NARC Live starts at 19.30 on Facebook:  (note that our Facebook page also has every previous episode of NARC Live to play back)

www.facebook.com/norfolkamateurradioclub

and live on BATC:

https://batc.org.uk/live/NARC  

 

Recent recordings of some NARC Live, together with other NARC Videos are on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/norfolkamateurradio/videos

  

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Weekly CW Training by NARC, all on repeater GB3NB:

Mondays 1000 – 1100: Head Copy with Roger G3LDI. This will encompass a wide range of copying ability. i.e. 15 – 25 WPM.

Tuesdays 1000 – 1100: Higher Intermediate Class with Chris G4CCX 20 – 25 WPM

Tuesdays 2000 – 2100: Lower Intermediate Class with Jim G3YLA 10 – 15 WPM.

Thursdays 1000 – 1100: Intermediate Class with Chris G4CCX 15 – 20 WPM

Thursdays 1500 - 1600 Sending practice on ZOOM, NEW!! see below.

Thursdays 2000 – 2100: Advanced Class with Malcolm G3PDH 25 – 30 WPM

Fridays 2000 – 2100: Raw Beginners Class with Phil G4LPP which will be for just beginners, those knowing absolutely nothing up to 10 WPM

 
Welcome to week nine of NARC’s contest news. 
 
If you would like anything mentioned or have any news please contact me on the email address at the end of this article.
 
Firstly another reminder that the NARC contest net takes place every Friday evening at 9pm clock time on 145.250MHz. This is a useful place to exchange contest information and get help with logging and station setup issues etc.
 
Secondly, an apology If I caused excitement unnecessarily but my misreading of WA7BNM's site last week led me to advertise the all Australian contest last weekend when in fact it was the marginally nearer all Austrian contest!
 
We are always on the lookout for new contesters to add to our team and welcome people of any ability who either wish to add their score to ours or develop their skills.
 
This year we have won the local club section of the CC contest series which runs on 80m including CW, SSB, and RTTY/PSK modes.
 
There have been several contests over the past week in which NARC members have participated.
 
There were no VHF and up contests of note, I heard nothing during the ARRL EME weekend tests but maybe someone else in this club did? I would be interested to hear...
 
On HF Several club members entered the second RSGB 1.8MHz CW contest at the weekend. Conditions and activity seemed pretty good with 132 logs entered in total of which I believe 4 were NARC members.
 
We are active in the Autumn series of 80M RSGB contests at the moment and are currently in overall first place in the local clubs section. We have stretched our lead over Bristol further after the last, leg results and are now 14,823 points in the lead - great work team, hopefully an unassailable position with only the final (CW) leg to be scored which we completed this Thursday. We had a good turnout for this final leg with 15 logs being submitted and good scores throughout. 
 
After the recent results came out for the 50MHz UKAC we are still lying in an overall 16th place but have moved up to 10th place in the 50MHz section. More help please!!
 
Results of the Club Calls championship 1.8MHz AFS have Norfolk in 6th Position.The A team consisted of G4LPP, G3LDI, G3YLA and G8OO and the B team consisted of G8VPE who on his own managed to take his team to 31st place.
 
Upcoming contests in the next 2 weeks:-
 
On VHF / UHF / SHF
 
Before each of the 2m and 70cm UKACs there is an FM leg starting 1 hour before for 55 minutes. I hear almost no activity in this from here but others may have more luck! Rules etc on RSGBCC site.
 
Wed  1st Dec 1900 to 2100, 144MHz FT8 AC.
Sun  5th Dec 1000 to 1400, 144MHz AFS - this is part of the overall AFS league and plenty of entries would be helpful.
Tue  7th Dec 2000 to 2230, 144MHz UKAC
Thu  9th Dec 2000 to 2230, 50MHz UKAC
 
On HF
 
Wednesdays throughout the year, CW ops 1 hour mini tests 13:00, 19:00, Thurs 03:00 exchange Name and G or CWOPS number. 
Also on Fridays 2000 to 2100 and Mondays 0000 to 0100 each week CWops runs the K1USN slow speed CW contests. Any speed up to 20wpm is acceptable. For rules see :- CW OPs SST page this contest is open to anyone.
 
Sat and Sun Nov 27th to Nov 28th CQ Worldwide DX CW contest - this is the annual Big One! See WA7BNM.
Mon 29th Nov RSGB FT4 contest
 
  Then this year there is an Xmas break in the RSGB HF contest series.
 
Dec 3rd 2200 to Dec 5th 1600 ARRL 160m CW contest - See WA7BNM for rules etc.
 
 
All RSGB contest rules and further details plus log submission at RSGB contest site
Look to WA7BMN’s contest calendar for other contests and links to rules etc at WA7BNM weekly contest calendar
A link to John 2E0TWQ’s site’s Narc contest history page - 2E0TWQ's NARC contest results page
 
Submissions or comments for this news to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
73 until next week,
 
Phil G4LPP

HF News

We had yet another week with low solar activity. The solar flux index started the week at 79 and by Thursday had only climbed to 83. Ideally, we want the SFI to be above 100 to guarantee good 10m openings.

Geomagnetically, the sun has been quiet with a maximum Kp index of three. On Thursday it was at one for most of the day.

Propquest says that the MUF over a 3,000km path has exceeded 28MHz at times, but was stuck below 24.9MHz on Thursday. As a result, 10m sounded very quiet indeed.

This weekend is the CQWW CW contest which is bound to generate some interest across the bands. Do take a look, especially on 21 and 28MHz, where we can expect some good DX at times, albeit somewhat fleetingly.

NOAA has the SFI pegged between 82 and 85 next week as well. There are signs of a possible new sunspot building on the STEREO Ahead spacecraft imagery, but we will have to wait and see.

The Kp index may rise to three this weekend, but next week looks quite settled with a Kp index of two forecast. There are coronal holes on the solar surface, but these are relatively small at the time of writing and look non threatening.

As always, things can change quite quickly so don’t take out word for it. Keep an eye on solarham.com for updates and Propquest.co.uk for near real-time critical frequency figures.

VHF and up

The current unsettled spell of weather has curtailed any thoughts of tropo for the period, which includes all of the coming week.

This leaves rain scatter to discuss and these heavy showers, some wintry with hail or even thunder, may prove useful for the GHz bands. It is usually the case that showers can be quite vigorous early in the winter season, gaining their energy from the still relatively warm seas.

This means that rain scatter paths will often involve showers running south or southeast over the North Sea or Irish Sea, which online weather radars or lightning displays can locate easily.

Other modes are available, such as meteor scatter or aurora and it's well worth finding a good activity-logging website that displays these exotic paths to be there when the propagation is present.

Most of the November meteor showers are past their peak with the exception of the small November Orionids, active from November 13 to December 06, and peaking November 28.

The big Geminids meteor shower with a ZHR of 120+ is getting closer. It usually starts to build up from the beginning of December so watch out for improving meteor scatter conditions. Remember that the period around dawn is the best for random (non-shower) meteor scatter conditions.

For EME enthusiasts, Moon declination is still positive until Tuesday and reaches perigee on Saturday. Expect shortening Moon windows and lower peak elevations, but decreasing path losses as the week progresses. Next Saturday morning the Moon and Sun are close in the sky so expect high sky temperatures due to Sun noise, with levels reaching over 3,000 Kelvin at 144 Mhz on Sunday.

GB2CW Morse Corner Week ending 26.11.21
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Nothing new to report thisweek.

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The sending class is on Zoom. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sign-in string.
Les G0DFC was the only one signing in this week and he has been practising straight key technique. He is finding it difficult having been using the wrong technique for so long! Practice makes perfect.
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The RUFzxp table has no changes this week. Send your new score to Jim G3YLA by Thursday evening
at the latest. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CWT sessions are well attended, but not quite so many local members on this week. The 3 a.m. session this week had myself, Mike G4DYC ane Phil G4LPP doing our best in the poor conditions. Propagation is still not good and we only made a few contacts. We all made our point however!
These short sessions are great for improving your copying ability and you don't have to be a member of CW OPS to take part.
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Classes are as follows:

Morse Classes 2021
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If you have any input, please email me.

73 de Roger, G3LDI GB2CW Coordinator. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. May the Morse be with you.

 

 

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Training is very important to NARC because we realise this is how new people come into the hobby and attain their Foundation, Intermediate and Advance Amateur Radio licenses.
We are pleased to offer courses which are based on demand and our programme of other events and activities. To register your interest for a course and exam please email your name and contact details, together with which level of training course you are waiting for,  to the Club Exam Secretary David Palmer G7URP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club meetings

 CLUB MEETINGS - NARC Live!

During the current Covid-19 pandemic when the club cannot physically meet, the club now broadcasts its own magazine show NARC Live! every Wednesday with news, features and guests.
It is streamed online live from 19.30 BST at the following places:

• Facebook Live:
www.facebook.com/norfolkamateurradioclub/

• BATC Streaming service:
www.batc.org.uk/live/NARC

The club meets virtually every Wednesday throughout the year in the sixth form centre of the City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, NR4 6PP from 1900-2130.

We welcome anyone of any age, gender or ability and who enjoys experimenting with radio and electronics to come and meet us and see what we do in our hobby.

Please see above ONLINE tab for details of the club programme and below this piece for contacts of club official.

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