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And So The Bids Are In……

A really enjoyable evening had by all tonight at G3VRE. As well as some very nice Digi Mode operating on 20, 30, 40 and 80m bands, at least three sealed Bids were received by Brian G6HUI. There’s certainly some anticipation building about next week’s Table Top Sale which will see the opening of the bids as well as members selling and also demonstrating their equipment.

Big thanks to Jack M0PLS for helping with the end fed antenna install especially as it was raining heavily when he took it down at the end of the meeting.

Hope to see some of you again next week.

Sunday 28th November – Latest Headlines

A big thank you to the Club Members that came along to the Hall today to help with the Christmas Decorations and to install a new HF end fed antenna. It is hoped we will be able to run 80m and 40m on club nights very soon.

Thank you also to those of you who have expressed an interest in bidding for the surplus club equipment. Time is almost up and the deadline to have your bids handed in to Brian G6HUI is Tuesday 30th November (Fully paid up Club Members only).

Have a great week ahead and 73s from the Committee.

HF Amplifiers for Sale ……

News just in from John G0JYL,

Derek G4BGX from RAFARS has two HF amplifiers for sale (Photos on Club FB Group).

  1. Kenwood TL922A upgraded by Kenwood USA to include 10m. All 100% new matched 3-500Z fitted. Will run 400w.
  2. Trio TL922 good output but noisy change over relay.

Both amps are in good condition with very few signs of age. Estimated values each amp £500 to £600 mark.

Further info can be obtained from John G0JYL email ” jaj.bartram@btinternet.com “

HF Antenna works are planned soon at G3VRE

Due to popular demand for access to 80m and 40m at the club we have started to plan for the installation of an external wire antenna. Your Committee are committed to getting an antenna installed as soon as we can. This will be weather dependent and down to the ability and goodwill of members to spare some time to complete this project.

Remember Remember the 7th December for your Bids

Don’t forget to submit your sealed bids by the 30th November if you’re interested in buying the club’s FT-990AC or the lovely JRC NRD 425 HF Receiver. Chairman Brian G6HUI awaits your bids. Email him for more details “chairman@chippenhamradio.club” or see him in person on a club night for further info.

Sealed bids will be opened at our Xmas Table Top Sale on the 7th December. Realistic and relatively low reserves have been set. Good Luck.

More News on the Table Top Sale – Tues 7th December from 7.30pm

Invites will shortly being sent out to invited guests and friends of the Club. We look forward to seeing old friends and supporters at the event. Remember invited guests as well as club members are welcome to sell or browse whatever takes your fancy.

What to do on arrival if selling (set up from 7pm)

  1. Select a table
  2. Place you radio goodies on it.
  3. Sell sell sell.

& if buying or browsing just have a great evening.