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Diversity and Inclusion at C&DARC

We are very pleased to announce our Club’s Inclusion Policy. We pride ourselves as setting a standard that supports all and promotes our Club as a modern thinking and welcoming one.

The Inclusion Statement can be found on our website www.chippenhamradio.club under the “About GX3VRE” tab, and for ease of access stated below :

“We embrace Diversity and Equality in a serious way. We are committed to maintaining a Club Membership with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views. The more inclusive we are the better our Club will be. Creating a culture of Equality isn’t just the right thing to do it’s also the smart thing .”

Loopy Night at the Club – 17th January 2023

Tonight we did some RX noise level checks in the Shack, the Hall and Outside. These tests were set against an S9 noise level received on our Triband Rotary Dipole on all the HF bands.

The Mag Loop in all 3 locations (indoors and outside) provided improved reception on all bands with a significant reduction in noise.

Here we see Chairman Brian G6HUI explaining the benefits of the Magnetic Loop when trying to overcome local RF noise issues.

Brian G6HUI explains the benefits of a Magnetic Loop antenna.

Happy New Year – 1st Club Meeting of 2023

The first Club night of 2023 saw us take down the Decorations on behalf of the Hall Committee and GX3VRE taking part in the 144mhz UK Activity Contest. We also extended a warm welcome to Ciaran M7GGC from Southwick who popped in to pick up some kit.

All in all a great start to 2023.

Club Christmas outings 2022

Club members were out and about once again over the Christmas period. Visits to both Martin Lynch and Sons in Staines (Weds) and Nevada Radio (Fri) made up for no club meeting this week.

There were some great bargains to be had. Here are some pictures of our radio trips.

Club Night Rig Tests and Santa Ops

Once again another top turnout and some great fun at the Club last night. We had a selection of surplus equipment on test as well as plenty of items being displayed on behalf of a local QRT Sale.

With Jenni’s fruit cake plus plenty of nibbles supplied by the Club Committee it was a friendly and welcoming festive social event.

Season’s Greetings to you all from all of us at Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club.

Some of the equipment on test plus Brian running his very own GX3VRE Santa Net.

Will there be a Christmas Net??

Message just in from Mike 2E0OND asking whether the Club will be running a net over the Christmas period. Short answer is TBC. We will be discussing this at Club on Tuesday 20th December and any decisions made will be publicised on here and our other Social Media platforms.


7th December 2022

Whether your love’em or hate’em, push notifications are a way of websites sending you important updates for information you might what to receive.

We have now enabled PUSH notification on our website so you may have seen the option when visiting asking if you wish to receive updates? If you select ALLOW, whenever we add new information or news to the website you will now get notified. You can turn this off whenever you want.

We hope you find this a useful feature moving forward.

The technical team @ GX3VRE

144mhz UKAC and Dave’s IC-271e on test

Really good turn last night at the Club and Dave G8TTI brought along his newly repaired IC-271e 2m multimode to try out on the RSGB Dec 2m activity contest. Many contacts were made and Dave left happy with his new acquisition.

Great times with the Icom at GX3VRE
Dave G8TTI and Jenni M0HZT operating GX3VRE

Club Night Tues 29th November 22

Despite football on the TV it was another top turnout at the Club this evening. Jack M0PLS was keen to try out his 2nd Discovery 599 transceiver purchased on a Black Friday Special from Nevada. It certainly looked and sounded good with QSOs a plenty on 40m.

Meanwhile Dave G8TTI got to grips with an IC-271e which needs some TLC but Dave will no doubt get it back in to service very soon.

Here are some pictures.

Dave G8TTI and the IC-271e

A pair of Discoveries