Club News

Tuesday June 11th - Talk "KNOTS in Amateur Radio" by Tom ZF1AFS

Tom ZF1AFS returns to G3VRE on the 11th June to give us a talk on Knots in Amateur Radio.

Tom has arranged a short activity around knots being useful for ham radio. He'll be supplying a piece of rope for any members who wish to take away and practice on. All being well we'll do this outside in the sunshine.

All important timings for the talk/demo is from 20:00 onwards.

PW Low Power Contest - 9th June 2019

The Club is taking part in this year's PW low Power 144 Mhz Contest.

We will be setting up in the Kington Langley Playing Field (adjacent to the village hall)from about 8.30am onwards and the contest runs from 0900 to 1600 UTC (10am to 5pm BST).

All Club members are welcome to attend and operate or simply come and enjoy seeing a contest station in operation. We encourage a this to be a social event and will be followed by a barbeque from about 3pm until 6 pm.

June Club Nights at Kington Langley Village Hall

There are 4 club nights during the month of June at Kington Langley Village Hall. Whether you're wanting to go technical, or simply to have a chat there's something for everyone at Chippenham Radio Club, home of G3VRE. We meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm onwards.

Here are those all important Tuesday nights -
4th, 11th, 18th and the 25th

If you have a 70cm transceiver why not try the Kington Langley Allstar Gateway MB7AKL on 430.050Mhz CTCSS 118.8hz. It has good coverage around the club HQ and can provide some interesting DX QSOs. MB7AKL is operated and maintained by Club Chairman, Brian G6HUI.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 - A night of Friendship

Club AGM took place on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 8.30pm

An enjoyable evening at G3VRE and a bumper turn out as well.

All Committee posts were filled and new faces joining too.

Great to see Chris M6WGS making his debut visit to Kington Langley after illness and marriage to Anh - well done Chris!

Members - look out for post AGM updates from the Secretary via your "in-boxes"

JAMIE 2E0MHG works USA on 40m

If there is DX to be had Club member Jamie Gray is there

News just in from Jamie, and using just 50 watts and a combination of a Ground Plane Vertical/End Fed Wire, he has been active on HF over the last week and worked plenty of Europeans including F8HCM today (16/02/19) at 13:00 UTC on 40m and received a 5 by 7 report.

Best DX for Jamie was W1ZY (15/02/19) at 20.44 UTC on 40m SSB (He received a 5 by 5 report)

Well done Jamie.



A special mention for Merfyn Jones M0HWA who has been detained at the Royal United Hospital in Bath for all the right reasons.
Merfyn has been heard on our Zello Channel but got in to trouble with the nursing staff ! Nice one Merf !

Get well soon from all of us at the Club, stay warm and hope to see you and Jenny again when you've recovered.



If you operate mobile please take extra care on the roads. Leave that fist microphone alone and use a hands free system. When travelling to and from Kington Langley Village Hall please take extra care as the roads may not be gritted to any extent and also be very very careful in the Hall Car Park on a Tuesday evening.



In order to put the interests of our club members first, the Club's Facebook Group " Chippenham Radio Club G3VRE" is now only accessible to Club members (i.e those who have paid their membership fee). For those of you who are disappointed by this decision please consider joining the club and this and many other benefits will be unlocked for you.

The Club's For Sale and Wanted Facebook Group has also been retired. Adverts or requests for kit can now be made on our Members only Facebook Group which as mentioned above is part of your membership.

We will continue to have a Public facing Facebook Page which non members can search for and see. This only provides limited information about the club and not the interaction you can get from Club membership Facebook access.

Membership is just £10 per year.

More details from Club Secretary Paul 2E0IZB by email

Didcot (Harwell) Rally - Sunday 10th February 2019

For Club Members Only.

There's just a few spaces left on the Club's mini-bus trip to the Harwell Rally in Didcot on Sunday the 10th of February. Those of you who have pre-booked your seats please assemble at the Club HQ in Kington Langley for an 8.30am pick up.

Please contact Paul direct to secure your seat by email

Jenny M0HZT on Ham Radio Newsline

Happy New Year 2019


Warm wishes to all our club members for a very happy new year from the Committee.