Author Archives: G0IUE

CDARC WEBINAR on MS Teams – Sat 24th April 2021 at 1pm

Another fascinating talk from Chris G4HCW titled “HF Propagation” will take place at 1pm on Saturday 24th April 2021. The presentation will take place on MS Teams but dont 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.

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:

G4BUE House & Equipment Sales


Hi Paul

I am writing to ask if you would kindly circulate the following
information about my amateur radio and QTH sale to your Chippenham & District
Amateur Radio
Club members, please?

Thanks and 73 de Chris, G4BUE
(Pulborough, West Sussex)

G4BUE Amateur Radio Sale


After 47 years of being a hoarder and building up a large store of
amateur radio equipment, sadly I have reached the stage of life where we have to
down-size to a smaller house with less land where I will not be able to
make use of, or have the room to store, much of my equipment.  I am therefore
offering it for sale before, perhaps, donating it to a club, or even scrapping it.

Whilst I am happy to package and send smaller items through the mail, I
do not have the time to despatch the larger items which will only be available
to personal callers.  I have a large amount of other amateur radio
equipment, that is too numerous to list separately, and most of which will be offered
free to personal caller purchasers.

I haven´t priced each item because I don´t have the time to research
what each item is worth etc, but if you let me know anything you are interested
in, then I will send you a postage / shipping cost, and I am sure we can come to
an agreement on the price.  Most of the equipment can be sold cheaply as I
just wish to dispose of it.

Please email me at <> if you would like more information
about something or would like to visit and look at what I have.  I am retired
and am generally available most of the time.

I am adding new items all the time, so please look back from time to
time.  I will delete items as I sell them. 



I am also selling our QTH and have put the details on my website above. 
I would love to split the estate agent´s commission with a radio amateur
purchaser (and save me having to dismantle the towers, antennas and
station), or split the commission with someone who introduces a purchaser to me.

Please feel free to publicise the url of my amateur radio and QTH sales
in your club magazine, club forum and anywhere else where it will be seen by
persons likely to be interested in it – thanks.


Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in England, new advice has been provided by HM Government limiting meetings in Groups greater than 6 people. With effect from the 14th September 2020 it will be illegal in England for groups of more than 6 persons to meet up.

Kington Langley Village Hall is therefore once again closing its doors to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. All Chippenham & District ARC Club activities at the hall including Tuesday evening meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Stay safe and we hope to get back on track as soon as the situation improves.

Roadworks outside Kington Langley Village Hall – 08 Sept 20

The ongoing roadworks in Kington Langley are now right outside the hall and is affecting access to the Car Park.

News just in from Brian G6HUI is that the hall car park should be accessible by car or bike tomorrow evening in time for the resumption of Club, however be prepared to park elsewhere if needed and come equipped with a torch if you have one.

Club Re-Opening on Tuesday 8th September (Club has had to close again due to new Government advice)

We are pleased to announce that Chippenham & District ARC will reopen its doors on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

Both the Hall and the Club are following Government advice and Guidelines with respect to COVID-19. As such there have had to be some changes; the main points are as follows:

A face covering is mandatory.

Club opening times are now between 7.30pm and 9 pm (1.5 hours duration)

Access and egress to the hall is via the side entrance from the car park – Not through the main door. Hand sanitise on arrival (hand sanitiser machine is installed and ready for use on arrival).

Toilets – one person at a time.

Weekly subs will not be collected until at least the end of the year.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Club Nets on 2m & 4m

News from Jamie 2E0MHG regarding club run nets for anyone who wishes to join in.

Tuesday’s from 19:30 on 145.425 Mhz FM

Sunday’s from 19:00 to 19:30 on 70.425 Mhz FM then QSY to 145.400 until 20:00

All nets are +or- 25khz depending on QRM.