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With the government advice of March 16th you will probably not be surprised to learn that the committee and officers of this club have suspended all physical meetings and events for the forseeable future, with immediate effect. However we are aiming to continue to provide an active club presence with a NARC Live! TV stream with guests as well as nets etc which we very much hope you will support and join in.

Whilst schools have now opened, on September 9th the governement annouced that no more than 6 people could meet inside or outside, except for schools, covid secure workplaces and a few other specialised reasons, so as a predominantly social-club we still cannot meet but hope that the NARC Live! stream every Wednesday evening together with nets etc will keep the club together in a virtual way in spirit....

The Club AGM and awards evening originally scheduled for Wednesday April 1st did not take place, but at an online committee meeting on 16th March all club officers and commitee agreed to stay on to run the club for as long as it takes until we can safely reschedule meetings.

As I said previously we will strive to keep the function of the club going with a NARC Live! stream or radio net on Wednesday evenings, plus other onair/online events we will bring to you. After all, communication is at the heart of our hobby, so I feel we should try and put this technology and skill to good use and continue to bring companionship to everyone in our hobby, especially to those who are vulnerable or on their own. And if there is something you feel the club can do to help someone specific, please let one of the committee know and we will do our best.

 

Please continue to keep an eye on the front page of our website for the latest club news.

Take Care and stay safe.

73, David G7URP

Hon Chairman, for and on behalf of Norfolk Amateur Radio Club

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE AT 19.30!

 

In the Shack 2: Antenna matching and ATU's

 

Matching an antenna to a radio is really important, especially to transmit, and although there are boxes which can do the job (Antenna 'Tuner' Unit) they are nearly always a compromise which enable a radio to work safely together but are not as efficient as making the antenna as close a resonant match as possible. 

However I am not providing the answers, just providing a platform for a discussion between NARC Live viewers and hoping you will join in the conversation by Zoom, or if you cannot join us there sending in details and pictures of your solutions. Or if you are just starting or having a problem matching a particular aerial use this forum to ask and discuss. 

This is designed as much for beginners who want to know, as experienced hams who are willing to share their experience and ideas.

 

Plus we need your news, views and pictures as well as your guess as to 'What on Earth is this' by Wednesday at 3pm.

 

As always NARC Live will start at 19.30 GMT and you can join us by Zoom, Facebook or BATC as below:

Thank you for your support and 73

David G7URP & Tammy M0TC

 

Join and interact live on Zoom:

David Palmer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Topic: NARC Live: In the Shack: ATUs and making Antenna match
Time: Jan 19, 2022 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82904588958?pwd=a05KVHhjU1FHWHFXQmcxUDFUUklVUT09

Meeting ID: 829 0458 8958
Passcode: 045867

 

Or watch live on BATC:

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

 

or Facebook Live:

www.facebook.com/norfolkamateurradioclub

Please Like and share!

 

 

Baluns and Ferrites postponed...

This Wednesday we were scheduled to have a talk on Ferrites and Baluns but unfortunately the guest speaker Kevan N4XL is in an area of the USA which has experienced serious Ice and Snow storms (worst in 20 years) and is currently among hundreds of thousands with no power. I have sent Kevan our best wishes and we hope to have him back for his talk next week, but for this Wednesday a change of programme which needs you to get involved...

 

 

 

Please join us for our monthly sked with twin town Koblenz.

The sked will start at 10.00 GMT and be on 7.123MHz plus there is also a local VHF call in to the net controller on 145.250MHz

Everyone welcome!

 

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This week we welcome back to the club Kevan N4XL coming to us live from his shack in the USA. He is going to enlighten us about Ferrites and Baluns, how they work and how they are used.

 

Before Kevans talk we have your news and pictures, plus we reveal this weeks 'What on earth is this...'

 

 

Please support your weekly club show by sending Tammy & David your news, stories and pictures to share by 3pm Wednesdays.

Please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Best wishes

David G7URP & Tammy M0TC

 

As always NARC Live starts at 19.30 on both BATC and Facebook and everyone is welcome:

Watch live on BATC:

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

or Facebook Live:

www.facebook.com/norfolkamateurradioclub

Please Like and share!

 

This weeks guest on NARC Live, Kevan N4XL:

 

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Please join us for our monthly sked with twin town Koblenz.

The sked will start at 10.00 BST and be on 7.123MHz plus there is also a local VHF call in to the net controller on 145.250MHz

Everyone welcome!

 

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As we enter a new year, like me I hope that you share my feeling that this year will be better than 2020 for everyones sake.

However of course it looks like it will still be some time before the club will be able to meet, so Tammy and I plan on continuing to produce NARC Live every week to keep everyone in touch as well as hopefully educate, enthuse and entertain.

 

As well as the guest speakers which Roger and I are already researching and engaging, we would really like to tap into some of the talent that I feel sure we have within our own club and ask you to consider if you have a particular aspect of amateur radio, electronics or other interest which you could talk about from home, then please drop me a line or call me to discuss (without obligation) as I promise we will make that process easy; It does not have to be a formal talk with powerpoint type slides etc, just something that you know a bit about and feel others will be interested in -  we can just talk about it between us if that makes you more comfortable.

Last year several club members who are not normally speakers rose to the challenge and I hope that others will follow this year - couldn't you?

 

With thanks for your continued support of NARC Live and sincere gratitude for the wonderful award which the club presented to Tammy and I in a surprise visit, although we do not expect or ask anything except that you to keep watching and participating as you have done so loyally since the end of March last year.

And a reminder that you can watch any previous NARC Live! on catchup (including last weeks award special) just by visiting  www.facebook.com/norfolkamateurradioclub

 

Tammy joins me in sending our very best wishes for health, happiness and hope to you, your family and friends for 2021.

 

David G7URP 

Chairman NARC

 

 

 

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 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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