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G4BUE House & Equipment Sales

To: secretary@chippenhamradio.club
Reply-To: chris@g4bue.com

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

<https://www.g4bue.co.uk/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 <chris@g4bue.com> 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. 

G4BUE QTH Sale

<https://www.g4bue.co.uk/House-for-Sale/>

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.

ONLINE Foundation Training Course – starts in October

Our next FOUNDATION LEVEL Amateur Radio course starts at the beginning of October 2020 and will, be conducted using online interactive software which will allow students to interact with each other and with the LIVE trainer. Anyone can apply from anywhere in the UK and you do not need to be a member of the club to train with us.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no practical sessions, and the exam can be held online from the comfort of your own home.

The course is currently being run by volunteer instructors and is completely FREE of charge. Please note: the October course will run through until the end of November and will therefore be the last course held until after Christmas.

For more information, or to apply for a place, visit https://www.chippenhamradio.club and select the TRAINING tab.

NEW COVID-19 ADVICE FORCES CLUB CLOSURE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

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.

When will Club Re-Open?

The Committee are keeping a very close eye on Government guidance on social gatherings and we hope to have some news soon. Until then stay tuned to your radios and stay safe.

Updated: 14 August 2020

2020 RALLY CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to restrictions still in place because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have unfortunately had to cancel the rally for 2020.

Hopefully the rally will return in July 2021.

Online FOUNDATION COURSE available now…

Thought about taking the FOUNDATION LEVEL exam, but never had the time?

Now really is the time to start a new and exciting hobby. For a limited period of time, we will be running our Foundation course online with live instructors and interactive media resources which will allow students to interact and test themselves as they learn.

All practical assessments are currently suspended, so if you wont need to worry about undertaking those, and the exam can now be taken from the comfort of your own home when its convenient for you.

If you are interested in applying, or if you know anyone who might be – please contact us. At the moment we have a handful of spaces remaining.

For the COURSE – What do you need? Any computer with a decent internet connection. Mic/webcam is not NEEDED for the course itself but you will need speakers. If you have access to a tablet or smartphone as well, this will also make things easier.

For the EXAM – What do you need? A Windows (Windows 7+) or Mac (Mac OS 10.8+) desktop or laptop with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM (no tablets, smartphones or Linux) with a webcam, mic and speakers (or headset) and a stable internet connection (512kbps or greater).

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, it’s now possible to take your amateur radio Foundation exam from home. Here is a short video looking at how : https://youtu.be/_okw9PJrqrE