Tonight we tested a new Off Centre Dipole kindly loaned for the evening by Jack M0PLS. We teamed it up with a classic Alinco HF transceiver the DX-70TH. Jack made plenty of QSOs on 40m but it was good to note the OFCD was tuned for 40 and 20m without the need for an ATU. Jack used a 12m Spiderbeam pole with Sotabeam heavy duty straps and the whole set up worked very well. It was another great night and plenty of friendly chat to be had. Great to see Jenni and Merfyn back with us again after a few weeks absence. Till next time have a great week ahead and plenty of DX!
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Club Night Tuesday 18th October
Another great evening on HF with Jacek M0PLS busy working the Pile-Ups with his Discovery 599 and the Buddipole in the car park.
Later we see Jacek and Dave G8TTI reading from a selection of Amateur Radio related books the Club purchased at the Newark Hamfest 2022.
National Hamfest in Newark 2022
Today we visited the National Hamfest in Newark, the first since 2019. It was well attended and the weather was good to. Here are some photos that we took on the Friday.
Remembering our 50th Anniversary trip to Nevada Portsmouth in 2015
Hard to believe its been 7 years since a Group of Club Members headed down to the Nevada Radio Store in Portsmouth. We had a great day out and treated to some behind the scenes tours of both the Radio and Music Stores. Great memories, and a picture is shown below from a well known Twitter feed.
Welsh National Rally 2022
Yesterday, Sunday the 2nd October, we were pleased to attend the 47th National Welsh Radio Rally in Newport Gwent. The event was at a new location in Llanwern School and based primarily in a large Sports Hall although traders and refreshments were located outside with plenty of space and seating. Wiltshire Radio Rally manager Brian G6HUI was busy handing out Flyers for our November Rally and we had time to chat to many traders including our own club member Steve M0ZZT who once again had an impressive display of items for sale. All in all a great event and well organised ; the sun was shining too ☀️😊☀️
Membership is fun at Chippenham Club and a warm welcome awaits.
Contact oour membership Secretary Dave G8TTI – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenni M0HZT operating FT8 on 20m
Club member Jenni seen here operating 20m FT8 for the first time. Conditions were not great but Jenni worked several continents with the Club’s IC-7300 and the Hawkins 20M vertical.
Over The Horizon Radar – out of sight but not out of reach….
Here are some action shots from our evening of fascinating facts and information all about Over The Horizon Radar. Well reviewed equally well delivered by Chris G4HCW.
Join us on Saturday 19th November 2022
for Wiltshire’s Premier Ham Radio Event
Transatlantic Welcome to Richard K4ULD/G4ULD
Another enjoyable evening at the Club with the Hawkins 20m vertical once again installed and operational.
We welcomed Club Member Richard K4ULD/G4ULD who is in the area for a few weeks. Richard gave us an interesting insight into Ham Radio repeater operations and Tuesday Ham Radio meet ups from his home location in Colarado.