Margaret Hill – GW4SUE sadly Silent Key

With great sadness I have to report that NARS Member Margaret Hill, GW4SUE passed away peacefully this morning, 17th November 2023, with her family around her. Margaret was a great friend to us here at Newport Amateur Radio Society, as was her husband SK Bob Hill, GW0FJE who passed in 2021. Margaret, together with her … Read more

HV Electricity Generation and Distribution

Members of NARS were treated to an incredibly insightful talk last night (16th Nov ’23) by our very own Ross – GW3NWS – on High Voltage Electricity Generation and Distribution. Ross covered pretty much everything from the control of the water / steam level in the drum through to 22kV circuit breakers. It was fascinating … Read more

Huge Congratulations are in order -for Iolo

Everyone here at NARS would like to offer their congratulations to Iolo, grandson of new NARS member Alun Jones (2W0EUO) who at just 12 years old, took just 20 minutes this evening to pass his RSGB Foundation license examination! We would all like to offer you a huge round of applause, Iolo, on passing your … Read more

Portable and Mobile Operations with Gareth

Another excellent presentation this evening at NARS, this time by Gareth, MW1DCF on Portable and Mobile operations. Gareth showed us various set ups, and discussed the various antennas and transceivers he has used when out mobile. Gareths presentation slides (above), show the details of how he powers his mobile operation with solar panels, together with … Read more

Accessing Reflectors on YSF

Wonderful impromptu talk yesterday evening (19th Oct) by Dale (2W0ODS) on how to access the Yeasu Reflector he has set up with cross mode functionality i.e. all digital modes can access and communicate with all digital modes regardless of your radio. Great stuff eh! Dale has prepared a document providing instructions on how to access … Read more

A Couple of Hours of RotA

Well, it really was very much a last minute thing, and so with just 24 hours notice several members of the club managed to attend the clubhouse for a few hours on Saturday afternoon to participate in the annual Railways on the Air event, organised by the Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club. So we managed … Read more

Amateur TV with NARS

Mike Busson, GW8MER, gave a talk on amateur TV and started with a brief history of his own TV journey, starting in the early 1960s with experiments in Slow Scan TV while still at school. His Fast Scan TV started in the mid 1970s after joining the Newport Amateur Radio Society and then the British … Read more