CW Net Timetable
NARC members are invited to go to the Norwich Engineering Society on Monday for a fascinating talk on Electric Transport.
 
Dorian Hindmarsh is vining the talk and more details can be found at http://www.engineeringsociety.co.uk/events.php
 
DateMonday 18 NovemberLocation:Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road, Time: 1930
 
 

 

 

BOOTCAMP NOVEMBER 17TH 2019

 

CW practice
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Bootcamp is on Sunday! There will be 22 people here so parking may be a problem in the main drive. Hopefully it will be a nice day, so parking will be through the gate just past my drive and up to the top, where there is a lot more room.

 

Hopefully it will be a good day as usual and look forward to seeing you all. I shall try to make more room in the hall so the shoes don't all get muddled! You can drop things off before going to the top.

 

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Headcopy Class is now on Monday mornings at 1000 local time.

 

Morse Classes
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Stepen M6KYF is the only student at present.

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Great to see the support that Paul M1AFQ is receiving at the Club with his Morse in the Computer Room practice sessions. Try it! It really is fun.
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73 de Roger, G3LDI GB2CW Coordinator. May the Morse be with you.
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Nights are getting longer, days are getting shorter, it's time for the shack! In fact, it's gettig to be time for the shack in another four weeks or so, around lunchtime, 1300-1500. Listen with baited breath on the low end. You could work a W6 or something like a VR2 - Hong Kong.
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.All the contest news is in-bound from the coastal region and comes from our far-east correspondent.
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More new ZZzzzz and ol' squit from the Filby Amateur Radio Transmitter Society:
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144MHz UK Activity Contest (05/11/19):
NARC is still placed 38th out of 69 clubs in the 2m band tabulations.
Hoping that everyone would be 'fired' full of enthusiasm, NARC entered just 3 logs for the 2m UKAC on Tuesday 5th November.
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Only one person noticed and made comment on my typo last week:
" .... no scores until the fat lady sins."
As I explained, "If her singing was anything like mine then it would be a sin."
Well spotted Paul G4ZBA, but we're still waiting for the adjudicated scores to see if the club has sunk below 38th place, we could always do with a few more stations competing on 2m in the UKACs.
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Tuesday 12th Nov 70cm UKAC:
Only two club members entered this contest, Phil G4LPP scored 6 QSOs and G8VPE made just 2 Qs.
No wonder that the rest of the UK don't beam towards Norfolk - there's no activity here!
If you want more stations to beam this way then you have to start by making more noise to attract them and don't wait until somebody else does - you have to make the first move.
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Thursday 14th Nov 6m UKAC:
I'm about to compete in this test in an hour's time from when I trype this !
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Last 6m one of the year: Thursday December 12th 2000-2230 Local time.
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It would be good to see a few more on 6m, the Magic Band in Autumn without the Es is really a challenge.
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Other activity above 30MHz - yes there is some:
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Tues 19th Nov 23cm UKAC - try out the club's new IC9700.
Thurs 21st Nov 4m UKAC.
Tues 3rd Dec 2m UKAC.
Sunday 8th Dec RSGB 2m AFS 1000 to 1600utc.
Tues 10th Dec 432MHz UKAC.
Thurs 12th Dec 50MHz UKAC.
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It usually quietens down a bit in late December but the UKACs are still on-going and the usual 4 mini VHF contests after Christmas Day beginning on the 26th December for four afternoons, especially for those who need to get into the shack for a couple of hours away from the family and the turkey or just for those Bah Humbug merchants who don't bother with the celebrations and just spend far too long in the shack.
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Don't miss the SARTG NEW YEAR RTTY 80/40m contest on 1st January 2020, 0800 to 1100utc, a very laid back style of contest exchanging New Year greetings in different languages.
Rules: http://www.sartg.com/contest/nyrules.htm
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144MHz UKACs start again on the first Tuesday of January (07/01/2020).
HF for the others it will soon kick-off again in January with the three RSGB 80m-40m AFS Contests, beginning on Saturday 4th January 2020 with CW AFS.
80m CCs begin Monday 3rd February with SSB, with split teams or not?
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Every entered log even for one or two contacts means more points to the NARC total - support your club!
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RSGB 50MHz AFS Contest:
Held on Sunday 20th October.
Three stations entered on behalf of NARC, G3PXT (24Qs), G4LPP (11), G8VPE (3).
Results are still not forthcoming.
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Monday 11th November was the Autumn Series DATA on 80m.
NARC CW enthusiasts normally on their 80m conversation night decided to join in again with the Autumn series for a DATA contest.
Band conditions were not ideal on 80m but we managed to upload 12 logs this time with a few really good scores.
Extra points were available on both RTTY and PSK63 for contacting the RSGB station G*6XX who was active as GI6XX
Final results are not yet known, entries are still open, so no raw predictions either. (Wait for her to sinG).
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Last two Autumn events:
Wednesday 20th November 2019 SSB. (informal club meeting)
{ Tony G0MQG's talk is now on Wednesday 27th November. }
Thursday 28th November 2019 CW. (Last Gasp!)

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9th Nov RSGB Club Calls (1.8MHz AFS) on 160m.
I've made good improvements to my 160m antenna which have improved my scores on top band in spite of the 32W maximum limit for this contest. Some stations however managed to work miracles with 32W - ahem!
5 Members of NARC entered logs M0RYB/P (127 Qs), G4LPP (82), G8VPE (47), G0TZZ (19), G8OO (10).
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I'm looking forward to this weekend, Saturday 16th Nov RSGB 2nd 1.8MHz contest 1900 to 2300, CW only full power 1810kHz to 1850kHz.
Exchange is RST and Serial Number plus a District Code which for us is NK (not NR as some might expect).
Study the rules for yourself:
Rules: https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2019/r160m.shtml
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Both above contest scores contribute to the overall HF Championship.
Peter M0RYB would welcome your contacts.
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The Big One:
23/24th Nov CQ WW DX CW contest, 48 hours from 0000utc.
Lots of special calls, expeditions and a few sought after DXCC entities may be worked.
Rules: https://www.cqww.com/rules.htm
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Always study the rules before entering any contest - (then read the rules again!)
See you soon in one or more episodes of QRM....
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73 John G8VPE
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John 2E0TWQ has edited the picture taken at the club following our win of the CC trophy. Just in case you were not sure who took part, John has kindly added name and call.  He also added  list of others who took part, but were not on the photograph.

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club 80cc 2019 other members

Many thanks for that John. Perhaps Mark can put these in the gallery!

73 de Roger, G3LDI

Tonight is a social informal meeting with tools available for construction if booked.

Christmas Party and Dinner booking forms also available.

 

73, David G7URP