Club News

Festive Party at G3VRE

The Club Christmas Party on Saturday 15th December is now fully subscribed. There will be music, hot food and a free raffle. Remember the date - Saturday evening the 15th of December 7.30pm till 10.30pm. Ho Ho Ho

More Foundation Success – 04 December 2018

Congratulations to Steve (L200SJH) and Brian C for passing their Foundation Licence exam this evening. We look forward to hearing you on the airwaves soon.

Some Images from GB1WWI – 10 & 11 November 2018

The club operated a Special Event Station over the Remembrance weekend. We used as many modes and bands as we could including HF SSB, DStar on 70cm, Allstar Hubnet via the MB7AKL Gateway, Simplex 2m/70cm and we also used the Network Radio Event Channel on Zello. Trying this new mode netted over 150 QSOs from 13 countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.

Congratulations to our latest Foundation Licencees who passed the Nov 2018 exam at our HQ in Kington Langley. We hope to see you at the club and on the air.

Foundation On Air Practicals - 30 Oct 18

Well done to all who completed their Foundation On Air Practicals this evening. It was our first opportunity to use HF since our move from TS Tiger. Brian G6HUI installed a 132' long wire with a 9:1 balun and strung it out over in to the playing field. Contacts were made on 80m and 40m in to Europe and the antenna tuned easily on all HF bands using the Club's FT-990.

A good night had by all.

Updated - 30 Oct 18

Film Night - SDR Radios

Tuesday night was Film Night at G3VRE on the 23rd October.

We were treated to a 45 minute video presentation on the Future of Amateur Radio equipment as we enter the SDR age. Thanks to Paul 2E0IZB for securing the necessary permissions to show the video (courtesy of the RSGB). Looking forward to the next one.
Updated 24 October 2018

CONTEST TALK BY TONY G4LDL - Tuesday 16 October 2018

A big thank you to Tony G4LDL and Don (2E0?) for a really enjoyable presentation on Amateur Radio Contesting. It was a very informative presentation and well received by all.
Jenny M0HZT presented Tony with a token of our thanks (bottle of wine).

Updated 19 October 2018

Coming Soon - Club Merchandise for Sale

Club secretary Paul 2E0IZB has been busy negotiating a source of club Jackets, Polo Shirts and Fleeces. He now has pictures and designs of various leisure wear items that can be supplied with both your callsign and the club logo. More details will follow when they are available or see Paul on a club night at G3VRE.

New Lanyards - just £4 see Paul 2E0IZB for setails.
Fleeces, Polo Shirts, and Jackets. See Paul 2E0IZB for ordering details.

Updated 25 October 2018

KINGTON LANGLEY OPENING NIGHT - 18 SEPT 2018

Tuesday the 18th September 2018 was our very first meeting at our new home "G3VRE" at Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley, Nr Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 5NJ.

This was a celebratory evening with food and an assortment of drinks provided. We had a Guest Speaker (Tom ZS1AFS/G0CAJ) from South Africa who gave an excellent presentation about Trapezing HF Antennas and the RSGB Regional Rep, Colin North G4GBP, was also there to support the opening of our new HQ.

An enjoyable evening was had by all.

INTERMEDIATE SUCCESSES AT THE NEW G3VRE HQ

Congratulations to all who passed their intermediate Exams this week at both Kington Langley and in Bath.

 

M6ONW SUNDAY NIGHT NET CONTROLLER - SUNDAY'S FROM 7PM ON THE CLUB ZELLO CHANNEL

Congratulations to Jamie M6ONW  who took control of our inaugural Sunday night Zello night. At it's peak there were 16 stations tuned in.

Great job Jamie.

FAREWELL TS TIGER - G3VRE HAS SAILED

Farewell to TS Tiger - Tuesday 28th August 2018

Update 29 August 2018

Diamond X50 now installed at Kington Langley.

Tuesday the 28th August was our final club meeting at TS Tiger which has been our home for the last 40 or so years. We celebrated this landmark  event with a portable HF station on the field and drinks and nibbles in the former club shack. Both Brian's then removed the club callsign from the shack door and we were officially QRT at TS Tiger.

We meet again on Tuesday 18th September at our new venue at Kington Langley village hall from 7.30pm.

Update Sunday 12th August 2018

The mast and antennas have now been removed. Thank you to everyone who helped. Special thanks to Ben, Tim, Clive, Brian T and Jacek for taking the mast down in awful weather.

MB7AKL - New Allstar Node in Kington Langley

STATUS: Operational

Club Chairman, Brian G6HUI is pleased to announce the arrival of a low power 70cm FM Allstar Node on 430.050Mhz. The node requires a CTCSS code of 118.8Hz to work. MB7AKL will offer worldwide coverage and should be workable from various parts of Chippenham.

We also have a 2nd Allstar Node (MB7AUE) close by in Corsham and run by Jon G0IUE. It is on 430.0375 Mhz FM and CTCSS 118.8hz. It, like MB7AKL, is usually tuned to the UK Hubnet.