Club News

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. More details will follow when they are known.

Updated 19 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.

M6XBX/M Driving Test Success

14 Sept 2018 - Congratulations to club member Matthew, M6XBX who passed his driving test today at the first attempt.  Well done and drive safe.

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.