Club News

There's FIVE Tuesday's in April - Club Nights at KLVH

With 5 Tuesday's April 2019 offers a bumper crop of club nights 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.

Here are those all important Tuesday nights -
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and the 30th

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.