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WILTSHIRE RADIO RALLY Sunday 1st August – ITS ON !!!!

The Rally is definitely on tomorrow and the weather forecast is looking more promising now. We have 24 insider trader tables brimming with kit as well as user Groups and regular traders. The Burger Van will be ready to serve you hot food and drinks and St John’s Ambulance will be on hand just in case.

We’re all fed up with Covid so as a gesture of our recent freedoms to hold this event after so long without rallies, this year it’s free entry for buyers. PLEASE – If you go in the hall, face coverings are recommended but not mandatory and hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed in prominent positions.

Have a great day and safe journey’s everybody.

Rally Planning meeting Tonight – Tues 27th July

Tonight is our final gathering before the rally on Sunday and by the amount of calls and enquiries we’ve been receiving over the last few weeks it’s going to be a major event.

We look forward to joining with the volunteers this evening at our rally planning meeting taking place from 7.45pm.

Have a great evening and see you all at G3VRE later on.

73s de the Committee

Club Reopens today 20 July 2021

It is with great pleasure to report that C&DARC reopens its doors at 7.30pm this evening.

As the weather is so good we will encourage meeting outside but the hall is available. The wearing of a face covering in the hall is highly recommended; windows will be opened to aid ventilation.

Icom IC-705 and Chameleon F-Loop 2.0 demonstration – we hope to have a working demo using Digital Modes FT8 and FT4 set up in the car park from 20:00 hours.

Stay safe and it’s great to be welcoming you all back. 73s from the Committee.

Club Reopening Delayed until Tuesday 20th July

The announcement by the Government to extend COVID restrictions for a further 4 weeks means the earliest Club reopening date is now Tuesday 20th July 2021. Updates will be posted as soon as we know more.

Don’t forget shortly after this date is our Club Rally “Wiltshire Radio and Car Boot Sale” on Sunday 1st August. The rally is still ON and volunteers will be welcomed to help make this a successful and COVID secure event.

Best wishes and 73s from the Committee.

CDARC WEBINAR on MS Teams – Sat 24th April 2021 at 13:00 GMT (2pm Local Time)


Another fascinating talk from Chris G4HCW titled “HF Propagation” will take place at 2pm BST on Saturday 24th April 2021. The presentation will take place on MS Teams but don’t worry you wont need to download an app or have a Teams account. Club members will receive an invitation by email and all you have to do is click the link and you’re there.

Also check out the announcements on our Members Only Facebook Group “ChippenhamRadio.Club G3VRE”.

The event is on Microsoft Teams and a link is provided on our Club Members Facebook Group “ChippenhamRadio.Club G3VRE” as an announcement. Also check for invites from the Secretary in your email inboxes.

After the session, join us for a live Q&A Session with Chris G4HCW.

That all important invitation email was sent to all current club members on Thurs 18th March 2021 at 8.19pm. Worth checking your inboxes for that one.

In the meantime stay safe and 73s from the Committee.

Virtual Club AGM – Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 19:30 Hours

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to conduct this year’s AGM using MS Teams on Tuesday 6th April 2021 from 19:30 hours. You don’t have to download an app or have a Teams account to join the meeting. A hyperlink is all it takes from an official club email that will be sent to all current members.

If you have any problems or do not wish to use MS Teams you can send your message with Committee nominations to the Secretary – please see club members email sent at 9:57pm on the 17th March for all the details.

In the mean time we look forward to catching up with you all soon – stay safe and 73s from the Committee.

Club Re-Opening Plans for Tues 22nd June

The Committee are pleased to announce that subject to further relaxation to the COVID-19 rules, the club intends to reopen our doors on the 22nd June at Kington Langley Village Hall.

There may well be enduring Covid rules in place e.g one way in one way out, only one person in a toilet at any given time and the kitchen area not being used for group discussions. More details will be provided as soon as we know the very latest Government advice.

In the mean time stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Wiltshire Radio Rally Sun 1st August 2021

Covid Rules permitting the 2021 Wiltshire Radio and Electronics Fair/Radio Rally takes place on Sunday 1st August 2021 between 9am and 1pm at Kington Langley Village Hall and Playing Fields – postcode SN15 5NJ. More details will follow in due course.

To book a table indoors (subject to Govt regulations on Covid) or an outside pitch please contact Club Chairman and Rally organiser Brian G6HUI – email: