Club News

Didcot Rally, Local Gateways and Next Club Night

Next Club Meeting is Tuesday 19th February from 7.30pm

On Sunday 10th February many members took the opportunity to attend the Didcot Rally run by the Harwell Club. This was the first outing using the Seend Flyer mini-bus and kindly driven for us by Paul 2E0IZB. The overall cost per person was £11 each and worked out at great value for money. The rally was well attended and plenty of bargains were on offer. Brian G6HUI offloaded over 100 of our own Rally Flyers within the first 20 mins - great effort Brian.

An update on local V/UHF areas of activity.

MB7AKL - Allstar Hubnet - 430.050 Mhz FM CTCSS 118.8 OPERATIONAL
MB7AUE - Allstar Hubnet - 430.0375 Mhz FM CTCSS 118.8 OPERATIONAL 24/7
MB6UE - WiresX CQ-UK Rm - 144.8125 Mhz C4FM OPERATIONAL 24/7

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.