Club News

October @ G3VRE

There are 5 club nights during the month of October 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 -
1st, 8th, 15th 22nd and the 29th

UP UP AND AWAY WITH AARON

On Sat 12th of October I was able to launch a payload named CHOTEN I built consisting of a raspberry pi, LoRa module and GPS into the stratosphere achieving a maximum altitude of 28.5km up! The payload relayed its telemetry over radio periodically as well as sending the occasional image back down too over SSDV which helped safely recover it. I would like to say a huge thank you to all at G3VRE who have been very supportive and helped me break into amateur radio and help get me licenced too. I would also like to thank Dave Akerman (M0RPI) for the use of his launch site along with his advice and guidance and another huge thank you to Michael Childs (M0SOM) for his help tracking and emotional support on the day!

Christmas Party News - Saturday 30th November

Your Committee has booked the hall on Saturday 30th November for our annual Festive celebration party.

The event is open to club members and their families. The cost per person is £10 per head and under 16s are free.

WE NEED TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT OF £10 PER ADULT BY 31 OCTOBER LATEST.
Payment can be made at the club on any Tuesday evening between now and the end of October.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you will attend - secretary@chippenhamradio.club

HF Field Day - News from Brian G6HUI

The SSB Field day contest is now over and done with for
another year and thanks to some amazing support from many
of our members, we made a significant effort.
Jacek and his team made just under 400 contacts using the
Yaesu FT-450D and 132foot longwire suspended between a tree
and our 12m mast atop our 8m mast. Special thanks to Steve
2E0VFX for the loan of the generator!
We had several visitors during the event including a visiting
amateur from Exeter who was at a birthday party at the hall.
It was great effort for all those who took part next year well lets
see if we can break 500 barrier.

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September Dates at the Club Including HF Field Day

There are 4 club nights during the month of September 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 -
3rd, 10th, 17th and the 24th

HF Field Day

On the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of September we shall be taking part in the annual RSGB HF SSB Field Day on the recreation field at Kington Langley. This is a great opportunity to take part in a club event and any help operating and setting up etc would be much appreciated. The all important times to set up is from 11 am on Saturday on the field behind the Village Hall. The contest starts at 13:00 UTC (2pm local time) and goes right through the night until 13:00 UTC (2pm local) on Sunday. A tent for operating will be pitched and hall access for toilets, hot water etc is available (unlimited free parking !)

For more details and information please contact Jack M0PLS at the following email address: jdmotors@live.com

Club Newsletter Out Now - August 2019

Club Members have you received the latest Newsletter published on Sunday 11th August ? If not please let Paul 2E0IZB know. His email is secretary@g3vre.org.uk.

August Dates at the Club

There are 4 club nights during the month of August 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 -
6th, 13th, 20th & the 27th

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.

FOUNDATION WEEKEND A REAL SUCCESS

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Foundation Licence Weekend on Saturday and Sunday 20 & 21 July.

All candidates and trainers should be proud of their efforts. Well done to all.

A great club event.

July Club Nights at Kington Langley Village Hall (4 instead of 5)

There are 4 club nights during the month of July 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.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO ANOTHER HALL BOOKING THERE IS NO CLUB ON TUES 9TH JULY !!!

Here are those all important Tuesday nights -
2nd, 16th, 23rd and the 30th

ANOTHER IMPORTANT DATE IS SUNDAY 28TH JULY FOR OUR ANNUAL RADIO RALLY "WILTSHIRE RALLY"

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.

Newbury and District ARS Rally - Sunday 23 June 2019

This Sunday is the annual Newbury & District ARS Rally held at the Newbury Showground.

Club Members have the opportunity to attend using the Club Minibus - please check your inboxes for more details of pick up times and locations or contact Paul 2E0IZB (secretary@g3vre.org.uk)

More details at the link below.

Newbury Radio Rally 2019

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.

MERFYN M0HWA - GET WELL WISHES

GET WELL SOON FROM ALL AT G3VRE

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.

SNOW WORRIES @ KLVH

SNOW AND ICE

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.

FACEBOOK GROUP CHANGES 01 FEB 2019

FACEBOOK GROUP CHANGES 

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 secretary@g3vre.org.uk

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.

https://www.g3pia.net/radio-electronics-rally

Please contact Paul direct to secure your seat by email secretary@g3vre.org.uk

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.